For the 2013 season, Danby Products Ltd. is proud to be partnering with the Guelph Royals Senior Baseball Club to help ensure that the Royals’ tradition continues for years to come. Danby wants to assist in the preservation of a strong summer tradition of Intercounty Baseball in the city of Guelph that has lasted since 1919.
Since the Intercounty Baseball League’s inaugural season in 1919, Guelph has won 9 titles. Building on the successful return of the club in 2012 due to contract negotiations with the city in 2010, the new season promises to deliver the best in summer value and family night out in Guelph.
“Danby Night” took place on Saturday, July 6th when the Royals hosted the Kitchener Panthers at Hastings Stadium in Guelph. Before the game, a cheque presentation took place where Danby executives Shawn Pearson, Executive Vice President, Peter Tierney, Vice President of Marketing and Bill Austin, Vice President of Supply Chain presented Jim Rooney, President and Josh Garton of the Guelph Royals with the cheque for the partnership between the two parties.
Shawn Pearson threw out the ceremonial first pitch of the game. Shawn played with the Royals in the mid 1990’s before being selected to play for Team Canada. He was given a full scholarship to play at Old Dominion University in Virginia where he was named as an NCAA Division 1 All-American. In 1999, Shawn signed with the Toronto Blue Jays and played within their minor league system.
Let’s Play Ball!
It was a beautiful night for baseball. Around 45 Danby employees and their family members came to help cheer on the Royals as they battled the Panthers. Unfortunately, the Royals trailed Kitchener the entire game, but did put forth a late, 8th inning, 4-run rally. The Royals lost the game 8-7, however there was fun had by all that attended the game!
July 6th was also a night to further promote the “For the True Sports Fan Night” contest that will take place on Saturday, August 3rd when the Royals take on the Barrie Baycats at Hastings Stadium. During the game, a draw will take place where one lucky fan will win a “True Sports Fan” package including: a Danby Beverage Center, flat screen TV, leather recliner, personalized Guelph Royals jersey and a custom jersey of their favourite sports team. Ballots for the draw are on sale now until August 3rd and can be purchased at Hastings Stadium during Royals home games.
Jim Rooney and the rest of the Guelph Royals staff were very gracious and welcoming hosts and Danby looks forward to partnering with the team in the future!
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|Shawn’s heater!||(L to R) Bill Austin, Peter Tierney, Shawn Pearson,
Josh Garton and Jim Rooney
|From L to R (Danby Employees Only)Peter Tierney, Elizabeth Hulbert, Shaun Barry, Shawn Pearson, Alison LeDrew, Brandon Lindsay, Clare Hinson|