Hot Stove Banquet Set For Thursday, Jan. 25

Guest Speakers, Silent Auction Will Highlight Event

By Bobby Coon / Delmarva Shorebirds | January 3, 2018 11:16 AM

SALISBURY, Md. -- The Delmarva Shorebirds, Class A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, invite all of Delmarva to the team's 17th Annual Hot Stove Banquet, which will be held at the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center in Salisbury, Md. on Thursday, Jan. 25 from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM.

In addition to a buffet dinner, the banquet will feature a number of speakers from the Baltimore Orioles' system and a silent auction to benefit the Shorebirds' Fly Together Fund and United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore.

"We know that Shorebirds' fans are looking forward to the end of the cold weather and the beginning of baseball season in just 91 days," Shorebirds general manager Chris Bitters said. "This event will help get everyone looking forward to all the exciting elements coming to Arthur W. Perdue stadium in 2018 on and off the diamond."

Tickets to the event can be purchased in tables of eight for $280 dollars or on an individual basis for $38 each. All tickets must be purchased in advance, and availability is limited. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with the program beginning at 7 p.m.

Speakers currently scheduled to attend include Pat Filippone, President of 7th Inning Stretch, the group that owns the Delmarva Shorebirds, the Stockton Ports of the California League, and the Everett Aquasox of the Northwest League, and Chris Bitters, General Manager of your Delmarva Shorebirds. Additional speakers and special guests from the Baltimore Orioles will be announced at a later date. 

Attendees will also have the chance to participate in a silent auction and raffle of sports memorabilia to benefit the Shorebirds' Fly Together Fund and United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore. Numerous items from professional and minor league franchises including the Baltimore Orioles will be up for grabs.

For more information and to purchase tickets, call 410-219-3112, send in the order form on the flyer (2018 Hot Stove Flyer), or buy online now here.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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