Cedar Rapids, IA - The Minnesota Twins announced today that SS Brian Dozier will join Ron Gardenhire, Terry Steinbach, Twins mascot TC Bear and Twins play-by-play broadcaster Dick Bremer when the Twins Winter Caravan visits Cedar Rapids as part of the 17th Annual Hot Stove Banquet on Thursday, January 17, 2013.
In 2012, Dozier played 84 games for the Twins hitting .234 with six home runs and 33 RBI. He was originally selected by the Twins in the 8th Round of the 2009 First Year Player Draft out of the University of Southern Mississippi and played 39 games in the MWL for Beloit during the 2010 season. The native of Fulton, MS also played 48 games at Triple-A Rochester in 2012.
The 17th Annual Hot Stove Banquet will include a silent auction featuring sports memorabilia and local items, the first Cedar Rapids appearance of the Minnesota Twins Winter Caravan as well as the induction of the Class of 2013 into the Cedar Rapids Baseball Hall of Fame. This year's Hall of Fame Class includes Alex Monchak, Pat Harmon, Casey Kotchman, Trevor Hoffman and Jim Curran.
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 are on-sale now, and are $35 in advance and $40 at the door with corporate tables seating 10 people available for $325. Tickets can be purchased at Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium during regular business hours 9 AM to 5 PM, by phone at (319) 363-3887 or on-line at www.kernels.com.
KCRG TV-9 and Cumulus Media stations KRNA, KHAK, KDAT and KRQN are proud media sponsors of the 17th Annual Hot Stove Banquet.
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