This exhibition game and fundraiser will be played at the new Castle Field, 4001-7th Ave., on Saturday, May 10, 2014. Gates open at Noon, first pitch is 3 p.m. Concessions, activities, raffles, prizes and more. Lots of fun for the entire family. General Admission Seat – $7 for all ages ($10 at the gate). Premium Bucket Seat – $20 each (only 69 available behind home plate). Order your tickets today online.
What and when?
Ice Fishing Contest
Saturday, Feb 1, 11am – 2pm
Long Lake in Isanti
Largest Game Fish – $300
Most Game Fish – $200
Smallest Game Fish – $50
First Bullhead – $50
Contest rules are supplied and all fishing is held inside a roped-off area on Long Lake. $10 cost per pre-drilled hole. There will be a raffle for additional prizes—cost of ticket is $1 each—need not be present to win raffle drawing prizes.There will also be a Silent Auction at Captain’s on Long Lake during and after the ice fishing contest. Prizes will be awarded at Captain’s at 3:00 p.m.
Drive 5 miles north of St. Francis on Hwy 47, turn right on 277th to Long Lake.
What and When:
Turkey Bowling 3-5pm
Turkey Dinner 4:30-7pm
Turkey Bingo 6:30-9:30pm
St. Francis Legion
Bring in can goods and non-perishables and help the local food shelf provide local community members during the holidays and throughout the year.
Come and play…Support the community…Win a turkey
Killebrew Root Beer is proud to be the exclusive sponsor for Jack Jablonski’s new hockey program!
Sports Radio 105 The Ticket, the Twin Cities new Sports Talk on FM debuted a weekly segment with former Benilde-St. Margaret’s hockey player Jack Jablonski. Winner of the 2012 “Courage in Sports” Award, Jablonski was injured during a hockey game in December of 2011 becoming paralyzed. His amazing road to recovery and support of others in similar situations has captured the attention of sports fans nationwide.
Last year, The Jack Jablonski “BEL13VE in Miracles“ Foundation was created to help others with spinal cord injuries have access to the same great therapies helping Jack today and funding research to advance spinal cord injury recovery. The Ticket’s Operations Manager Scott Jameson comments, “Jack’s inspirational story illustrates how a positive outlook on life and a true love of sports can lead to new opportunities. Jack impressed us with his maturity and ability to deliver quality hockey commentary. We’re offering him a chance to explore the media business to see if it’s something he may pursue in college and beyond.”
Jack hosts Hockey Night in Minnesota where he covers the latest news and insights from the prep, college and pro hockey community and interview prominent personalities ranging from NHL players to coaches and administrators. Jack is joined by co-hosts Bob Sansevere and Mike Morris.
Hockey Night in Minnesota airs from 5:15pm to 5:45pm CST every Wednesday on Sports Radio 105 The Ticket in Minneapolis on 105.1, 105.3 and 105.7 and streamed worldwide and is underwritten by Exclusive Sponsor Killebrew Root Beer and Cream Soda.
Jack Jablonski is quoted, “This is such an awesome opportunity. I’m happy to join The Ticket and to share my knowledge and love of the game of hockey.” Jack’s mother Leslie added, “We love Killebrew Root Beer, having them support Jack’s show and ambition to be a broadcaster is great news and a perfect fit!”
Scout from Giants, Blue Jays, Marlins and Tigers to be honored at The Bill
FORT MYERS, Fla. (August 8, 2013) – Tonight the Fort Myers Miracle and the Goldklang Group will induct Mike Russell into the Killebrew Root Beer Professional Baseball Scouts Hall of Fame at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers. Russell is the ninth inductee in the sixth year of the Professional Baseball Scouts Hall of Fame.
Prior to a 7:05 p.m. match-up with the Charlotte Stone Crabs, Russell will be honored in a pre-game ceremony at the scouts wall at the entrance to the stadium. This unique honor is given to those who exist at the very foundation of player development for the Major Leagues. Russell will be commemorated with a bronze plaque, designed by the acclaimed US Bronze, and placed on display at Hammond Stadium.
“The honor of inducting scouts that have given their lives to this profession and the game of baseball remains a tremendous privilege,” said Tyler Tumminia, Senior Vice President, Goldklang Group. “Over the past several years the SHOF has transformed from an idea into an initiative that is widely lauded within the industry. We are proud to continue this tradition of celebrating the careers of these deserving and distinguished scouts.”
In the last six years, the Goldklang Group teams have honored over 60 professional baseball scouts. Inductees in Fort Myers have included: Terry Ryan (Minnesota Twins), Dave Yoakum (Chicago White Sox), Al Goldis (long time scout), John Barr (San Francisco Giants), Tom Kotchman (Los Angeles Angels), Rudy Santin (San Francisco Giants) Jack Gillis (Colorado Rockies) and Dan Jennings (Miami Marlins).
Russell began his professional baseball career in the San Francisco Giants organization as an area supervisor in 1987. After a stint as a recruiting coordinator for the University of Tennessee baseball program in 1990, Russell returned to the Giants as a national cross checker until 1994.
Joining the Toronto Blue Jays as an area supervisor in 1994, Russell began to scout Latin America. In 1996, Russell began his tenure with the Florida Marlins as an area supervisor and special assignment scout. Russell continued with the Marlins until 2002 when he was hired by the Detroit Tigers as a Major League scout. Currently, Russell scouts the National League East, both major and minor league teams.
During his career, Russell signed seven Major League players. Each team that Russell scouted for has appeared in the World Series in his time with the organization including twice with the Detroit Tigers. Russell was a member of the scouting staff for the 1997 Florida Marlins, the quickest expansion team to win a World Series Championship.
Born on August 19, 1960 in Florence, Ala., Russell attended Chipola Junior College and transferred to Troy State University and was eventually named a coach in 1985. Russell was on the coaching staff of two NCAA Division II National Championship teams in 1986 and 1987.
Russell currently resides in Gulf Breeze, Fla. with his wife, Jodi, and daughter, Katie.
“I am pleased to offer my congratulations to Mike Russell on his induction into the Professional Baseball Scouts Hall of Fame,” said Jim Lundeen, President of RJM Distributing. “Mr. Russell seems to be around championships wherever his work takes him, and has earned this recognition through his efforts and dedication to the game of baseball.”
“Killebrew Root Beer is honored to partner with the Fort Myers Miracle and the Goldklang Group,” said Lundeen. “We applaud their efforts to recognize professional baseball scouts and their honorable work of finding baseball talent.”
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