2012 Frontier League All-Star Festivities Bring Fun To CommunityJuly 13, 2012 - Frontier League (FL) Normal CornBelters
The Home Run Derby took place on Tuesday, July 10 at 6:30pm. Before the bats started swinging, the all-star players from the Western and Eastern Divisions made special appearances to Advocate BroMenn Medical Center: Adult Day Services and the Boys and Girls Club of McLean County. While at the medical center, the players from the Eastern Division got to talk about all things baseball and had the chance to share stories with their elders while hearing a few as well. With a bunch of handsome young men around, the ladies couldn't help but love these charmers as they helped put puzzles together with them. Over at the Boys and Girls Club, players from the Western Division, along with Reggy the Purple Party Dude, had the chance to hang out with those on the other side of the age spectrum. Kids aged 5-13 were able to play sports with professional baseball players. The all-stars played whiffle ball, mat ball, basketball, air hockey and more with over 60 kids from the club.
On Wednesday, July 11, the Corn Crib hosted the State Farm Frontier League All-Star Game. The game kicked off at 6:30pm as the Western and Eastern Divisions battled it out for the number one spot. The East took the victory over the West, outscoring them 9-6. The Corn Crib hosted a Post-Game Party presented by Mid Illini Credit Union, for all fans, players, staff and sponsors. Special guests, Brushfire, was the musical entertainment for the after-party as they provided their unique mix of country and upbeat rock music.
Ticket sales for the Home Run Derby and All-Star Game reached almost 10,000 tickets sold. This was the first time the CornBelters, in their third season of being a professional ball club, had the opportunity to host the All-Star Game festivities.
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Affordable ticket packages, and marketing opportunities, are available for the 2012 season and beyond. To make an investment, or for more information, simply contact the CornBelters at (309) 454-2255 (BALL), visit their website (http://www.normalbaseball.com) or stop by the Corn Crib administrative office during normal business hours. Get social with the CornBelters at www.facebook.com/CornBelters and www.twitter.com/Normal_Baseball.
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