Royal Athletic Park is about to become a haven for youth-level baseball, with exciting events over the next few days.
On Thursday, June 15, the Victoria HarbourCats are hosting the annual “Zack Downey Memorial” baseball game, featuring the city’s two high-school-level baseball teams, the Victoria Eagles, coached by former HarbourCats coach Charlie Strandlund, and the Victoria Mariners. Game time for the Premier Baseball League regular season game is 6:00pm, and admission is $5 rush seating.
On Saturday, June 17, national women’s team players Claire Eccles, who pitches for the HarbourCats, and catcher Jennifer Gilroy will headline a Baseball BC girls grassroots camp focusing on fun and development, which will also serve as an identification opportunity for the Baseball Canada program. That session will take place from 2:00pm-4:00pm, following check-in at Royal Athletic Park.
A boys/girls camp will take place on Saturday, June 17 as well, from noon until 2:00 pm.
Register for the boys/girls camp here -- https://www.baseball.bc.ca/
Register for the female ID camp here -- https://baseball.bc.ca/?fd=
Cost to enter each camp is $20, through Baseball BC.
“We are proud to work with Baseball BC on these camps, and to help develop the future baseball players of this area,” said Jim Swanson, managing partner of the HarbourCats.
“As an organization, we are dedicated to helping local groups build the game, through fund-raising opportunities and partnerships. We support many local groups in many ways. To be able to hold the PBL game at our park hopefully also shows that we can all work together to build this great game, and it’s indeed an honor to be able to remember Zack Downey in a way he and his family will treasure. Such great people, who simply love the game – the game meant so much to Zack.”
The HarbourCats host the Port Angeles Lefties on Tuesday, June 13 at 6:35 pm at Royal Athletic Park. Long-time Victoria umpire Doug Hudlin will be honored in a pregame ceremony. Hudlin will be inducted posthumously into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame later this month.
Fans are encouraged to skip the lines and buy tickets online at: http://www.ticketrocket.co/
Tickets (single game, 10-packs, season tickets) and information are available at the HarbourCats office, by phone, and online at http://harbourcats.com/
2017 SEASON TICKETS
More than 60,000 fans attended HarbourCats games in 2016 for an average of 2,239 fans per game, which led the West Coast League and ranked ninth in all of North America among summer-collegiate clubs. Secure your favorite seat today for the 2017 season.
Seating location and pricing (Fees and taxes included) options are as follows—
CAMPBELL REAL ESTATE CLUB SEATS (Padded & served. First two rows of Grandstand.)
DIAMOND CLUB SEATS (Added in 2016)
$589.50 (SOLD OUT)
MAIN GRANDSTAND (Section 10, covered)
PREMIUM SEATING (Sections 6-7-8-9-11-12, blue bucket seats)
GENERAL ADMISSION (Silver bleachers, picnic areas, wheelchair seating, soccer grandstand)
*All prices listed are base price, and do not include fees or GST.
Visit the HarbourCats office at 101-1814 Vancouver Street or call (778)-265-0327 to purchase season tickets or for more information. You can also email email@example.com for further details, or go to the team website at harbourcats.com.
The HarbourCats office is located at: 1814 Vancouver Street (778-265-0327)
May office hours:
MONDAY-FRIDAY – 9:00am – 5:30pm
SATURDAY-SUNDAY – Closed (Except by appointment)
Jim Swanson (Managing Partner, Victoria HarbourCats) 778-265-0327
Brad Norris-Jones (General Manager, Victoria HarbourCats) 250-888-2003
Brittany French (Assistant GM, Victoria HarbourCats) 778-265-0327