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Dinner on the Diamond to benefit local non-profits July 24

Fun-filled, unique & collaborative night of dinner, dancing & more planned
June 6, 2014

MISSOULA, MONT - The Missoula Osprey in conjunction with the Hospice Care Foundation, Missoula Aging Services and Aspen Hospice of Montana announced their partnership on the second annual Dinner on the Diamond that will take place Thursday, July 24 at Ogren Park Allegiance Field.

The unique evening will allow event-goers to have dinner on the Blackfoot Party Deck at Ogren Park Allegiance Field. A buffet-style traditional ballpark menu with sides, soda, water and dessert is on tap. Beer and wine will be available for purchase.

Tickets for the event are $25 per person. Tickets for a family of four to five may be purchased for $100. Call the Hospice Care Foundation for other ticket options.

The gates will open at 5:30 p.m. for a social time, with dinner and games scheduled from 6-8 and music by DJ Aaron Traylor as well as dancing and other activities from 8 - 10 p.m.

The event will also feature a reverse raffle, silent auction and 50-50 raffle.

"The Osprey are proud to help produce Dinner on the Diamond for a second year to benefit these local non-profit groups," said Osprey Vice President/General Manager Jeff Griffin. "It is great to use the facility on a non-baseball game day to improve the quality of life in the community."

"We recognize the importance of collaborative efforts and using partnerships to raise funds," said Hospice Care Foundation Chief Executive Officer Kevi Berger. "The Hospice Care Foundation is proud to collaborate with these other high achieving partners and the Missoula Osprey to carry out an event which will help to financially support all of the organizations, all while providing an interactive and fun event for the public."

Tickets for the event are on sale at the MSO Hub Box Office and from the Hospice Care Foundation, Aspen Hospice of Montana and Missoula Aging Services.

The Osprey play 38 regular season home games each summer. The 2014 home opener is slated for June 19 versus Great Falls.