On August 6, the Everett AquaSox will host the first Northwest League All-Star Game since 2004 at Everett Memorial Stadium, presented by Tulalip Casino. The game, which will feature all the best players from the North and South divisions, starts at 7:05. The festivities will kick off much before that however, with events all day for fans to enjoy. All-Star Game tickets allow fans in to the gates starting at 2:30 for all of the ballpark events, including Fan Fest and the Home Run Derby.
The ceremonies get underway at Tulalip at 11:00 A.M. with the NWL All-Star Game luncheon, presented by Miller Lite and Mike's Hard Lemonade. Seattle Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik will be the luncheon's featured speaker. The luncheon will provide an opportunity to interact with the all-star players and coaches and includes a silent auction benefitting the AquaSox Community Fund. The auction will include NWL memorabilia, including an autographed, game-worn Mike Zunino jersey from his time with Everett. Limited tickets are still available over the phone or at the AquaSox office for $55 per seat and $400 for a table of eight.
Back over at Everett Memorial, the gates will open at 2:30 P.M. for All-Star Fan Fest, presented by the Snohomish County TPA Fund. Fans can watch batting practice and get autographs from players during signing sessions. The North All-Stars will sign from 3:00 to 3:45, while the South team will sign from 4:00-4:45. Fans can also enjoy many fun activities including face painting, inflatable games, cornhole and arts and crafts, plus live music and a beer garden.
Following Fan Fest, the NWL Home Run Derby, presented by Safeco Insurance, will take place at 5:30. The event will feature the top sluggers in the NWL battling it out for charity and a cash prize. The nine participants will each represent a Safeco agency that has picked out a charity for the hitter to raise money for based on their performance in the derby. The top three mashers will advance to the final round, with the winner raising $2500 for his assigned charity and winning $500 himself.
After the derby wraps up, the main event will get under way at 7:05, with the very best from the North and South Divisions battling it out. The same ticket for the game will allow entrance to all of the pregame festivities at the stadium.
Single tickets to the 2013 NWL All-Star Game are on sale now online at aquasox.com/allstargame, over the phone or in person at the AquaSox offices. For more information on all of the All-Star events, please call 425-258-3673 or visit www.aquasox.com/allstargame.