PRESS RELEASE – The Walla Walla Sweets, host of the 2012 West Coast League All-Star Game, have released the official logo and details for the event. NAPA Auto Parts will be the presenting sponsor of the July 24 game at Borleske Stadium.
This summer the Sweets will welcome players, coaches, and Major League Baseball scouts to Walla Walla for a special two-day event. On Monday, July 23, the Sweets will host the All-Star Block Party presented by Downtown Walla Walla Foundation on Main Street in front of the Sweets Shoppe, between Spokane and Colville Streets. This event will be free and is open to all members of the Walla Walla community, and will include live music, family-friendly activities, local food and drink options, the opportunity to meet and mingle with WCL All-Stars and Sweets players, and of course, Washington’s favorite mascot, Sweet Lou.
“We wanted to make this event about the entire community and really showcase what America’s Friendliest Town has to offer,” said Sweets’ general manager Zachary Fraser. “The All-Star game and the activities surrounding it will be one of the events in Walla Walla that fans won’t want to miss in 2012, and we are thankful to area business leaders for their support in this wonderful activity.”
The Home Run Derby, presented by Columbia Rural Electric Association, will start at 5:30 P.M. on July 24, with the first pitch of the 2012 WCL All-Star Game, presented by NAPA Auto Parts, scheduled for 7:15 P.M. The All-Star game will feature the top professional prospects from around the league. Players are selected by a combination of fan voting, team coaches, and Major League Scouting Bureau. A fireworks show and award presentations will follow the game. The WCL East team, led by six members of the 2011 Sweets, won last year’s contest 4-2, with Sweets catcher Elliot Stewart (Cal Poly) driving in the winning runs with a 2-run double. The Corvallis (OR) Knights were the 2011 host.
Individuals who purchase a full-season ticket package will receive one ticket to each of the Sweets 34 home games, including the All-Star game. Single game tickets for the event will go on sale May 1.
About the Walla Walla Sweets
The Walla Walla Sweets are the defending 2011 WCL East Division Champions. The Walla Walla Sweets is a professionally operated baseball club in the West Coast League. It is led by a group of civic-minded individuals with strong ties to the Walla Walla region and to the game of baseball. The Walla Walla Sweets will strive to provide their fans, sponsors, business partners, and investors with the very best in competitive baseball and entertainment, including atmosphere, comfort, food & beverage, safety, competition, fun and value. For more information, please visit www.wallawallasweets.com.