Kroger Baseball Buddy Plays Ball with Dragons`
DAYTON, OH - The Dayton Dragons have announced that 8-year-old Chris Gonzalez of Springfield, Ohio has been selected as the grand prize winner of the Kroger Baseball Buddy program, and will spend an afternoon of fun with the Dayton Dragons at Fifth Third Field on Friday, August 11th.
Gonzalez, who will be a third grader at Snyder Park Elementary, will be picked up at his home by the Dragons team bus along with 20 of his closest friends and family members. The bus will take him and his guests to Fifth Third Field at noon, where they will play a game of softball with several Dragons players, and have a visit from Dragons mascot Heater.
"This is the best thing that could have happened since his father's passing in December," said Priscilla Gonzalez, Chris' mother. "He is so excited. Thank you so much to Kroger and the Dragons."
This is the sixth season that Kroger has sponsored the Kroger Baseball Buddy program at their Miami Valley stores. Over 500 children have been Kroger Baseball Buddies over the last six seasons. To become a Kroger Baseball Buddy, kids ages seven through 14 can enter at Miami Valley Kroger stores for the chance to run onto Fifth Third Field with their favorite Dragons player, complete with a replica Dragons jersey and hat.
Individuals and groups seeking information about Dayton Dragons lawn tickets, the season ticket wait list, sponsorship opportunities or booking a Dragons speaker are encouraged to contact the Dragons by calling at (937) 228-2287, or find the Dragons on the Web at daytondragons.com.
Midwest League Stories from August 7, 2006
- Base running blunders cost Kernels, 3-2 - Cedar Rapids Kernels
- Lisson blasts two homers to lead offensive explosion for Bees - Burlington Bees
- Swing fall short in ninth-inning rally - Quad Cities River Bandits
- Snappers squeak by Wisconsin - Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
- Cougars roll over rival - Peoria Chiefs
- Dragons stung by Bees, 9-0 - Dayton Dragons
- Late inning rally pays off for Wizards - West Michigan Whitecaps
- Former Hawks Traded - South Bend Silver Hawks
- Final Noon game of the season Tomorrow - Cedar Rapids Kernels
- Campbell sent down to Eugene - Fort Wayne TinCaps
- Kroger Baseball Buddy Plays Ball with Dragons` - Dayton Dragons
- Dragons Get Wood Back On the Mound - Dayton Dragons
- ML Motorsports Coming To Wizards Game August 14 - Fort Wayne TinCaps
The opinions expressed in this release are those of the organization issuing it, and do not necessarily reflect the thoughts or opinions of OurSports Central or its staff.