Triple play for CVBA at Green homecoming/fundraiser

The Comox Valley Baseball Association turned a triple play last week when they welcomed home Milwaukee Brewers' infielder Taylor Green.

BLIZZARD BASEBALL COACH Carl Bitonti was thanked by Taylor Green during last week's gathering of baseball fans at the Westerly Hotel.

BLIZZARD BASEBALL COACH Carl Bitonti was thanked by Taylor Green during last week's gathering of baseball fans at the Westerly Hotel.

 

 

The Comox Valley Baseball Association turned a triple play last week when they welcomed home Milwaukee Brewers’ infielder Taylor Green during an evening event at the Best Western Plus The Westerly Hotel & Convention Centre.

“Our first goal of the evening was to celebrate a fantastic baseball family and to get together to tell some baseball stories,” said CVBA director at large Robert Mulrooney.

“The second goal was to raise some money to help put some fences up at Aspen Park for the Mosquito and PeeWee divisions. Finally, we wanted to thank our loyal sponsors who have supported baseball for so many years and made our league registration fees among the

lowest on the Island.  Baseball is accessible to so many families because of them,” Mulrooney said.

And the Nov. 22 gathering was a success.

“We feel we succeeded with a hit out of the park!” Mulrooney said. “We received many compliments including how it really highlighted the achievements of a Comox Valley boy.  As parents, people enjoyed Bill Green’s unique perspective of

being on a big league field celebrating a major win. Jackie Green and Taylor provided so many interesting photographs and bits of memorabilia that really set the tone.

“All in all, the evening was much more than we could have hoped for.  We are so proud of Taylor and now he knows it,” Mulrooney said.

In other news, the Comox Valley Baseball Association is holding its AGM on Thursday, Dec. 8 starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Bill Moore Park Clubhouse. All are welcome.

The meeting will include the election of executive positions and the appointment of some operational board members.  If you have any questions about the board positions you can contact the election officer, Gary Trudell at cougars_97@hotmail.com or visit www.cvba.ca.

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