Vauxhall, AB – The Vauxhall Academy of Baseball is gearing towards their 2nd Annual Awards/Scholarship Fundraiser – March 1st, 2008. The event is hosted by MC – Marty Baceda of Global Sports Lethbridge and is highlighted by Featured Speaker Jason Dickson. Dickson is native of New Brunswick and was a Major League All-Star in 1997 with the Anaheim Angels. Dickson pitched for several MLB teams over several seasons until retiring due to an injury. Dickson also represented Canada in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece.
At the Fundraiser Dinner several awards and scholarships will be presented throughout the evening including the prestigious Reno Lizzi Scholarship – which is being increased this year to also include 2 underclassmen awards. The evening will have a silent auction, live auction, men’s draw, and women’s draw. Some of the auction items include: A Sidney Crosby Signed Retro (Outdoor Game) jersey, an Iginila signed jersey, a Pronger & Iginila Signed Team Canada Jersey (2002 Olympic Jersey), a Joe Thornton signed All-star Jersey, a Jason Bay signed WBC jersey, a Bobby Orr signed picture, several bats signed by – Ryan Howard, Justin Morneau, Russell Martin, Roger Clemens, and Vernon Wells. There are many other items to bid on to support the Vauxhall Academy of Baseball’s pursuit to expand the opportunities for Canadian baseball player development.
The event promises to be a must attend for all sports enthusiasts’ The fundraiser is nearing a sell-out – please contact Les McTavish (Head Coach & Director of Baseball Operations) for more details on the auction or tickets! 403-382-8869.