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Baseball Canada to Host National Teams Awards Banquet and Fundraiser

OTTAWA – Baseball Canada announced today, it will hold its Annual National Teams Awards Banquet and Fundraiser Jan. 13th, 2007 at the Renaissance Toronto Hotel at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ont.Click here for 2007 Banquet Program

The Banquet, which will take place in the Northern Lights Ballroom, was first held in 2003 and serves as the associations primary fundraiser for national team programs.

Various Baseball Canada alumni and current national team players attend the banquet each year, along with several professional and amateur baseball executives and dignitaries.

“In the past we’ve been blessed with a tremendous amount of support from our alumni playing in the Major Leagues as well as from personnel in both professional baseball and the private sector,” said baseball Canada Coach & Director of National Teams Greg Hamilton. “It’s a great opportunity for everybody to get together and celebrate Canadian baseball excellence in an atmosphere that can only promote progress and success within our national team programs.

Throughout the evening, Baseball Canada will honour its national teams and players both past and present, including those who represented Canada at the Olympic Qualifier and the Junior AAA World Championships. Baseball Canada will award the following honours at this year's event to:

  • Brett Lawrie, Junior National MVP Award
  • Mike Saunders, Senior National MVP Award
  • Jason Dickson, Alumni Award
  • Russell Martin, Alumni Award
  • Terry Puhl, Special Recognition Award
  • Ernie Whitt, Special Recognition Award
  • Adam Stern, Stubby Clapp Award
  • Éric Gagné, Special Achievement Award
  • Justin Morneau, Special Achievement Award

In addition to the awards portion of the gala, a silent auction featuring several popular items will take place.

Tickets to the event, which will be emceed by Toronto Blue Jays radio broadcaster Jerry Howarth for the fifth straight year, will be available for $300 per person, $2,400 for tables of 8 or $3,000 for tables of 10.  Baseball Canada has registered charitable status.

For more information, please contact Baseball Canada Coach & Director of National Teams Greg Hamilton at (613) 748-5606 or via e-mail at Those who are interested are also encouraged to consult the registration form found on the link provided below and submit by fax at 613-748-5767.

Registration form