Wednesday, May 03, 2006

GREAT WORK WINNIPEG

What fun for the Winnipeg Goldeyes! This banner Northern League franchise has auctioned off for an entire team of locals to play a full nine-inning exhibition game against the Goldeyes May 12 with part of the $3,101 from the winning bid going to the team's Field of Dreams Foundation.

What impresses me most is that since the Foundation was started in 1995 the Goldeyes have raised more than $800,000 for children's charities in Manitoba.

This has to be one of the great success stories for an Independent Baseball organization. Congratulations!

4 comments:

reno said...

Kind regards from Belgium.

Renaud

Paul said...

Bob,

That's a great story and a wonderful idea. I've been most impressed about the innovative ideas and creativity of Independent league baseball teams.

I thoroughly enjoy your weekly Independent Insider column and the new blog. I' sure I'll see you at the Cutters' games this season. It should also be a banner year for the Bridgeport Bluefish.

Paul

Paul said...

Bob,

That's a great story and a wonderful idea. I've been most impressed about the innovative ideas and creativity of Independent league baseball teams.

Their commitment to the community and charitable organizations is to be applauded.

I thoroughly enjoy your weekly Independent Insider column and the new blog. I'm sure I'll see you at the Cutters' games this season. It should also be a banner year for the Bridgeport Bluefish.

Paul

Paul said...

Bob,

What a great story. I've always been impressed by the innovative ideas and creativity of Independent league teams since the re-emergence of the Northern League in 1993.

The Goldeyes should be applauded for their commitment to the community and charitable causes.

I thoroughly enjoy your weekly Independent Insider baseball column, and the blog is a good way to stay up-to-date with the happenings of Independent baseball.

I'm sure I'll see you at several Cutters games this year, and I'm sure the Bluefish will have a banner season.

Regards,
Paul