Captains to Give Away a Free Funeral

Monreal Funeral Home to Handle the Arrangements

By Lake County Captains | May 27, 2008 3:26 PM ET

(Eastlake, OH) - The Lake County Captains in conjunction with Monreal Funeral Home of Eastlake will be giving away a free funeral at Classic Park this summer. Fans can fill out an entry form at all Captains home games this year at the National City Fans First Center which is located dead behind home plate at Classic Park. Fans can also mail in their entry. The prize is valued at over $6,000 and the winner must be over 21 years of age. The prize will be awarded to the lucky winner after a game in August. The Monreal Funeral home has been in business for over 116 years and is across the street from the ballpark.

The free funeral consists of free service charge, free basic casket, free basic vault. A burial plot is not included and terms and conditions apply. The prize has no cash value.

"When I brought the idea up to my father (president-Bill Monreal) about giving away a free funeral he thought I was crazy. Once it sunk in he liked the idea", said Funeral Director Jeff Monreal.

"Life is difficult when you lose someone close to you, you need an experienced funeral home during your time of loss, Monreal Funeral Home has been serving the Cleveland area for over 116 years. Giving away a free funeral is one way we can say thank you to the community" added Monreal.

For mail-in entries, hand print your name, date of birth, complete street address and daytime phone number on a piece of 3.5 x 5 inch paper. Mail your completed entry to Monreal Funeral Home "Free Funeral" Sweepstakes, Classic Park, 35300 Vine Street, Eastlake, OH 44095-3142. Limit one (1) mail in entry per household. Each entry must be mailed separately in a hand-addressed, stamped outer envelope. No photocopied or mechanically reproduced entries accepted. No responsibility is assumed by Monreal Funeral Home ("Sponsor") and/or the Lake County Captains for lost, late, illegible or misdirected entries. All entries must be postmarked no later than August 1, 2008 and received no later than August 8, 2008 to be eligible for the drawing.

The Lake County Captains are a Class A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians and play their home games at Classic Park in Eastlake, at the corners of State Route 91 and Vine Street. For more information on the Captains, please visit the team's official website at

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

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