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Join the FredNats for the First Annual Hot Stove Banquet on Sunday, January 26th! It will be held in the Fredericksburg Expo and Conference Center Ballroom, starting at 5:00pm. Fans will have the opportunity to hear about the upcoming season, as well as from keynote speakers Mark Scialabba, the Washington Nationals' Assistant General Manager of Player Development, and Tripp Keister, the inaugural FredNats Manager.

What is a Hot Stove Banquet, you ask? In baseball, the hot stove league is the sport's off-season. The phrase does not denote an actual league, but instead calls up images of baseball fans gathering around a hot stove during the cold winter months, discussing their favorite baseball teams and players. It is a time to gather with the baseball community, meet the team's staff, hear about the exciting things to expect during the upcoming season and get excited for the start of baseball season!

The FredNats will be hosting a Silent Auction during the event, featuring sports memorabilia from sports teams around the country and exciting items from local area businesses! 100% of the proceeds from the silent auction and the tax deductible portion of your ticket will benefit the following organizations: Sunshine Ballpark Foundation, Thurman Brisben Center, Friends of the Rappahannock, Gladys P. Todd Academy, Micah Ministries and Fredericksburg Area Museum.

Event Information

When: Sunday, January 26th, 2020
5:00pm- Doors open and Silent Auction begins
6:00pm- Program and plated dinner
Cash Bar

Where: Fredericksburg Expo and Conference Center Ballroom

Attire: Business or Baseball

Keynote Speakers: Mark Scialabba, Washington Nationals Assistant General Manager of Player Development, and Tripp Keister, FredNats Manager. They will provide their thoughts on the current Nationals team, the World Series victory and the Nationals' top prospects, including potential players on the inaugural FredNats team.

Event Tickets

Adult: $75 ($35 is tax deductible)

Child (12& Under): $50 ($30 is tax deductible); a kids meal is provided

Home Run Sponsor: Includes a table for eight, recognition in the program and event signage. Cost is $1,000 ($680 is tax deductible).