The Victoria HarbourCats baseball club, preparing for its sixth season in the West Coast League (summer collegiate), is excited to announce a partnership that further drives home the “Canadianism” of the franchise – and proudly so.
The HarbourCats, who came close to being the first Canadian WCL team to win the league title this past summer, have teamed up with the historic Victoria Curling Club in a way that will see both groups benefit from the year-round meshing of two great sports – baseball, and curling.
Curlers will see the HarbourCats logo under the pebbled ice at nearby Victoria Curling Club, and local sports fans will then see signage and displays promoting curling during the 2018 Victoria HarbourCats season. The two organizations will also be involved in various other ways in a visible manner over the next 12 months, helping to co-promote the benefits of having these local groups as staples of the Victoria sports landscape.
“We play our games about a tape-measure home run away from each other, so it just makes a lot of sense to support each other,” said Jim Swanson, Managing Partner of the HarbourCats. “Like baseball, curling has such a deep history here, and really it’s the grassroots programs that make curling a sport-for-life for so many. Watching youth learn the sport, and seeing seniors continue to enjoy being on the ice, is good for our community in every way. Knowing that many of those people also love a warm summer night at Royal Athletic Park really brings it full circle.”
The HarbourCats will help the Victoria Curling Club add more awareness of the curling programs in a variety of ways.
“Many of our curlers were there cheering the HarbourCats when they went deep into the playoffs this year, it was a fun time to be a sports fan in Victoria,” said Paul Dixon, the new General Manager of the Victoria Curling Club. “We’ve watched the HarbourCats grow in five seasons, and we’re focused on matching that growth with our youth and adult programs. It’s great to have us both working together like this.”
Season ticket info for the 2018 HarbourCats is available here – http://harbourcats.com/2018-season-tickets-now-available/
The ice at Victoria Curling Club is nearly ready, and the Try Curling open house is slated for September 23. League play begins Sept. 25, and for more information –
2018 SEASON TICKETS
2018 season ticket renewals and sales are now available including the highly popular Campbell Real Estate Club. Plans are in the works to expand the new home plate seating section from two to four rows of padded seating.
Waiting lists will be taken for season tickets in the Diamond Club (field level) seats.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for further details, or go to the team website at harbourcats.com.