22nd Annual Hot Stove Banquet set for January 17th

By Andrew Pantini / Cedar Rapids Kernels | December 3, 2017 1:54 PM ET

Cedar Rapids, IA - The 22nd Annual Cedar Rapids Kernels Hot Stove Banquet will be held on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at the Eastbank Venue & Lounge in southeast Cedar Rapids (former Smulekoff's Building). 

The 22nd Annual Hot Stove Banquet will feature a dinner, a silent auction and the Minnesota Twins Winter Caravan. All proceeds from the Hot Stove Banquet benefit the Kernels 'Take the Lead' Community Initiative Program and the Kernels Foundation.

Scheduled to appear with the Twins Winter Caravan are former Kernels and current Twins catcher Mitch Garver and outfielder Zack Granite. The Twins Winter Caravan will be emceed by Twins radio broadcaster, Kris Atteberry.

The Twins Winter Caravan is one of the longest running and most extensive offseason team caravans in professional sports. It features teams of current and former players visiting schools, hospitals, corporations and service clubs during the day with a traditional "hot stove" program each evening. An autograph session will follow the Twins Winter Caravan.

Tickets for the banquet are on sale now, and are $45 in advance and $50 at the door with corporate tables seating eight people available for $320. Children 12-under are $30. Tickets can be purchased at Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium during regular business hours 9 AM to 5 PM, or by phone at 363-3887. Banquet tickets may also be purchased on-line by clicking here.

KZIA and KGYM are proud media sponsors of the 22nd Annual Hot Stove Banquet.

The Cedar Rapids Kernels are the Midwest League affiliate of the Minnesota Twins. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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