(Eastlake, OH) - The Lake County Captains, the class A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, will host its 11th annual Hot Stove Dinner on Monday, January 14 from 6 pm - 8 pm at Classic Park. The Captains new field manager, Scooter Tucker, and several top prospects from the Cleveland Indians organization will be in attendance. The evening will also feature a silent auction benefitting Captains Charities and a buffet dinner.
Fans at the Hot Stove dinner will have the opportunity to meet top Cleveland prospects who are participating in the annual Indians Player Development Department. The players and Tucker will sign autographs and participate in an interactive question-and-answer session during the program.
Players who have attended the event in previous years include current Indians pitcher, Vinnie Pestano, and current Indians players Carlos Santana, Jason Kipnis, Michael Brantley, Lonnie Chisenhall and Cord Phelps.
A silent auction of Captains, Indians and baseball memorabilia will also be held during the evening, with proceeds benefiting Captains Charities, an official 501(c)3 organization. Auction items will include the signed jersey that Indians catcher Carlos Santana wore during his rehabilitation stint with the Captains last season, a 2012 autographed team bat, a 2012 Major League Futures Game Baseball signed by former Captains player and Indians first-round pick Francisco Lindor, and lesson packages with the New Captains Baseball Academy.
The buffet dinner will include Chicken Parmesan, Penne Pasta w/ Sauce, Boneless Chicken Tenders (BBQ & Buffalo sauce), Macaroni and Cheese, Cheeseburgers, Onion Rings, Tossed Salad and desert. An assortment of non-alcoholic beverages is included as well. A selection of alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase at a cash bar.
For the first-time ever, the Captains are offering a special VIP Experience that will allow a limited number of 50 attendees the opportunity to take part in an exclusive pre-event reception with the players and Scooter Tucker in the Captains Home Clubhouse from 6:00 - 6:45. For only $45 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 from all of the players during the reception and enjoy prime reserved seating during that evening's program.
Regular Hot Stove Event tickets are only $30 for adults and $20 for kids, ages 4-12. Tickets are an additional $10 more on the date of the event.
The Hot Stove dinner traditionally sells out well in advance and is limited to the first 200 reservations.
Tickets for this event are on sales at CaptainsBaseball.com or by calling Eric Sjogren at 440.975.8085 x 134.
The Lake County Captains are a Class A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians and play their home games at Classic Park in Eastlake, at the corner of State Route 91 and Vine Street. For more information on the Captains, please visit the team's official website at www.CaptainsBaseball.com.
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