January 13 - Hot Stove Banquet

Save the date / CR HOF & Twins Winter Caravan

By Andrew Pantini / Cedar Rapids Kernels | November 26, 2013 6:49 AM ET

Cedar Rapids, IA - The 18th Annual Cedar Rapids Kernels Hot Stove Banquet will be held on Monday, January 13, 2014 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel.

The 18th Annual Hot Stove Banquet will include a silent and live auction featuring sports memorabilia and local items, the appearance of the Minnesota Twins Winter Caravan as well as the induction of the Class of 2014 into the Cedar Rapids Baseball Hall of Fame. This year's Hall of Fame Class includes Mike Trout, Chris Sabo, Verna Nance, Ron Gonder and Tom Barbee.

This is the second time the Minnesota Twins Winter Caravan has visited Cedar Rapids and will feature Twins players, top prospects and coaches; a roundtable discussion with Q&A sessions and autographs. Dick Bremer, the Twins play-by-play broadcaster on Fox Sports North, will emcee the Twins Winter Caravan.

Proceeds from this event help the Kernels Foundation accomplish its vision of ensuring that all youth in Eastern Iowa have the opportunity to experience the thrills and life-enhancing lessons that come from engaging in athletics and recreational activities.

Tickets for the banquet go on-sale Monday, December 2nd, and are $40 in advance and $45 at the door with corporate tables seating 10 people available for $350. 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 be purchased on-line at www.kernels.com, starting Monday, December 2nd.

KCRG TV-9, KRNA, KHAK, KDAT and KRQN are proud media sponsors of the 18th Annual Hot Stove Banquet.

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

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