Beavers ready to ‘Catch the Fever’ for the 2017 season

The Weyburn Senior Beavers are excited to once again “Catch The Fever” at the baseball field during the 2017 season. Phil Curtis will be returning to the bench as head coach for the Weyburn Senior Beavers for his fifth consecutive year. His brother Corey Curtis is also signed as assistant coach for his third consecutive year.
“The brother tandem is coming back once again, which is really great for our players,” said Garnet Hansen, president of the Beavers baseball club. “It is huge to have consistency in our coaching staff. Phil played with the Beavers for a couple of years, so he is almost a 10-year veteran with our organization. He is very familiar with the community and what we are trying to do as an organization on and off the field.”
Looking forward to 2017, the Beavers baseball club will have their home opener on Friday, June 9. Hansen noted that the Beavers executive had a good meeting with the Weyburn Oil Show board to work around the fact that the Weyburn Exhibition Grounds would be occupied before the bi-annual oil show.
There will be a Minor Ball Day held on Sunday, June 11. The Beavers have had a great working relationship with Weyburn Minor Baseball for a number of years, and they will continue to have Beavers coaches and players visit some minor baseball teams during the 2017 season.
The Chamber of Commerce night will be held on Friday, June 16. The Beavers baseball club are hoping to arrange a “Business After Five” event with the Weyburn Chamber of Commerce, so that they can showcase Tom Laing Park to various businesses.
A special Father’s Day Pancake Breakfast and Beavers game will be held on Sunday, June 18. The Beavers baseball club are working on some special father-child activities that will be hosted during the event. Bark at the Park, which helps support the Weyburn Humane Society, Pet Valu and Prairie Sky Dog Rescue, will be held on Sunday, June 25.
There will be a Ladies Night on Thursday, July 13 and a Men’s Night on Thursday, July 20. A special Emergency Responders Night, which will honour firefighters, police officers and emergency responders, will be held on Wednesday, July 26.
Finally, a special Pack the Park will be held on Sunday, July 30, which is the last regular home game for the Beavers, before the start of the Western Major Baseball League playoffs. The goal for that evening is fill all the stands at the Tom Laing Park in support of the Beavers.
“We are picking out these special event days to promote the whole ball-game experience,” said Hansen. “We have a number of promotions that we are going to really concentrate on. We really encourage new fans, and our regular fans, to come out to the park.”
The Beavers baseball will also host their ball camps once again this year, where Beavers coaches and players will instruct in hitting, pitching, catching, base running, infield and outfield play and many other aspects of baseball. The ball camps are open to ages five to 15.
There will be a free baseball camp held on Saturday, May 27. There will be additional ball camps on Friday, July 7 and Friday, July 14. The July dates cost $35 per day or $65 for both camps. To register for the baseball camps, parents can email weyburnbeavers@hotmail.com for a registration form.
The Beavers baseball club is seeking volunteers for the 2017 season. Each game requires a group of people who volunteer their time to make the season a success. Game-day volunteer options include: ticket booth, 50/50 ticket sales, merchandise sales, beer sales, foul ball return, PA announcing and music, score clock, computer game scoring, and play-by-play broadcasts. For more information, or to sign up for a volunteer spot, residents can visit the Beavers website at www.weyburnbeavers.com.
Ticket prices were also set for the 2017 Beavers season. Season tickets are $150 for adults and $120 for seniors. Flex packs, which includes 10 tickets, cost $80. Family packs, which include two adults and children tickets, cost $20. The gate rate will be $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $3 for students (ages 13 to 18), $2 for children (ages six to 12) and children under six years get in for free.
For more information of the Weyburn Beavers organization, residents can follow them by searching Weyburn Beavers on Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat. Their website is www.weyburnbeavers.com.
 

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