January 9, 2018 - Midwest League (MWL) - Lake County Captains
HOT STOVE DINNER FEATURING FORMER CLEVELAND INDIAN BOB WICKMAN Event Will Be Hosted in New Venue at Holiday Inn Mentor on Route 306
(Eastlake, OH) - The Lake County Captains, Class-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, will host its 16th annual Hot Stove Dinner on Thursday, February 8th from 6 pm - 9pm at the Holiday Inn Mentor in the Lakeshore Ballroom. The Holiday Inn is located at 7701 Reynolds Road, Mentor, Ohio 44060.
Former Cleveland Indians closer and all-time saves leader Bob Wickman will be the featured guest and encourages fans to bring their questions for a robust and interactive question and answer session on his professional baseball career as well as his time with the Cleveland Indians.
The new Lake County Captains 2018 Field Manager will also be in attendance for the evening giving fans their first chance to welcome the new manager to town and ask him about the upcoming Captains baseball season. The manager and any other guests will be announced at a later date.
Fans will be able to take advantage of a special VIP Experience, limited to only 50 attendees, to take part in an exclusive pre-event reception with the guests-of-honor in the ballroom of the Holiday Inn from 6:15 - 7:00. For only $50 per person (children or adults), VIP package holders will enjoy hors d'oeuvres, cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages while visiting with our special guests. Each VIP guest will also have the opportunity to get autographs and take photos with the guests during the reception and enjoy prime reserved seating during that evening's program. The VIP portion of this event sells out quickly and has sold out for the previous five events.
Pre-sale regular Hot Stove Dinner tickets are only $30 for adults and $20 for kids ages 4-12. Tickets will not be available the day of the event. Guests are encouraged to show up early and check out Marion's Mediterranean Restaurant and Tapas Bar, Holiday Inn's new restaurant, while they wait for admittance to the ball room.
The Hot Stove Dinner traditionally sells out well in advance and is limited to the first 175 reservations.
Wickman retired from baseball after the 2007 season. Wickman pitched 15 Seasons and had a career record of 63-61 with 267 career saves. Wickman played for five teams. Besides the Tribe, Wickman pitched for the Yankees, Brewers, Braves, and Diamondbacks. Wickman was drafted in 2nd round of the 1990 MLB Draft out of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Bob has the most saves in Indians history with 139 saves.
A Chinese auction of Captains, Indians, Browns and other baseball memorabilia will also be held during the evening, with proceeds benefiting Captains Charities, an official 501(c)3 organization. 50/50 Raffle Tickets will also be available that night for purchase.
Tickets for this event are on sale at CaptainsBaseball.com or by calling Tim O'Brien at 440-975-8085 x136.
The Captains open the 2018 season on April 5 at Classic Park against Fort Wayne.
Affordable ticket packages and group outings are available for purchase now and more information may be found at www.CaptainsBaseball.com.