A year ago our family found a new passion; the Edmonton Prospect Baseball Team and while the baseball was more than entertainment itself, there was so much more to the experience!
One of the highlights beyond the sound of the bat hitting the ball and the cheers from the crowd or singing “Take Me Out To The Ball Game” which is in itself is up-lighting, is the irrefutable sense of being a part of all the excitement. Suddenly Edmonton doesn’t seem so big and disconnected.
At the Prospect games, fans of all ages and community sponsors, volunteers, team members, dancers, vendors, announcers, the mascot and more, all come together to create a fun-filled experience. I have to admit, I’m not a sports fan but I was completely won over and can’t wait for the 2016 schedule to start!
Perhaps my favorite thing was seeing the smiles on my grandson’s faces; all of our faces actually from 8 to 80 years old. Of course the team Mascot and dance team are always crowd favorites. Like all ball games, the kids in the crowd are hopeful a ball will come their way and with the agility of childhood, leap over empty seats to be the first to get to any that come near.
My mother is a huge baseball fan so we decided to book a suite for her 80th birthday and when I called to make the arrangements, they asked if she might like to throw the first pitch. It was a huge honor and thrill for my mother. She was our super star and I’m so very grateful we were all there to cheer her on – it’s a memory we will cherish for years to come. The team manager spent some time with her playing catch and warming up and we couldn’t believe what a great ball player she still is and with no glove!
Video of my 80-year-old mom warming up and throwing the first pitch!
We also celebrated our grandson’s birthday and the attached, private in-door room behind our boxed off seats worked out great! We were able to order in food, cake and drinks and had the best service ever from our friendly, efficient representative and server.
If you are looking for a fun and unique idea for a special party or event, this is a great option. Don’t forget to ask if it’s possible to have a special message flashed up on the screen – I can’t guarantee that they can accommodate every request but I know from experience they will do everything they can to make your experience memorable.
Did you know the Prospects run a summer baseball camp for kids? After we went to our first game we found out about it and our grandson who is a baseball enthusiast was eager to attend. He had a fantastic time and learned so much!
So come on Edmonton – let’s get out there and have some family fun!
Visit the website home page to view the season schedule then call your friends and family and meet up for the next game.
There are a range of seating and ticket price options so check the site for the game schedule and ticket information but I think you’ll agree that there’s something for everyone!
RAFFLES & MERCHANDISE
If you like raffles there are several per game and some great merchandise you can buy for reasonable prices.
KIDS CAMPS & PROGRAMS
In addition to the games, the organization offers baseball instruction and camps. My grandson attended the week long camp last summer and said it was one of the best experiences ever! He’s going back this summer too so if you have a baseball enthusiast in the family you may want to check out the programs that are offered.
Most importantly is the heart of the organization; the hard working, dedicated people who volunteer and keep things running. You will be amazed at the variety of different types of volunteer opportunities they have from marketing, to game day hosts, office, ticketing supervisors, billet coordinator, club house manager, ticket sales and more. Many of these positions would be valuable experience and great on a resume for someone trying to gain work experience.
If you are an Edmonton business that believes in family fun and activities that promote sports and health then please consider contacting them to sponsor a game, advertise on their website or book suites over the season.
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