Warming Up for Baseball Pelicans to Hold First Hot Stove Banquet


December 17, 1999
Contact: Bryan Dolgin

Warming Up for Baseball Pelicans to Hold First Hot Stove Banquet

MYRTLE BEACH, SC – The Myrtle Beach Pelicans are having their first Hot Stove Banquet on January 18, 2000 in the Kensington Ballroom of the Embassy Suites at the Kingston Plantation in Myrtle Beach. The banquet consists of a cocktail hour and sit-down prime rib dinner. Frank Wren, Dick Balderson and Brian Snitker will represent the Atlanta Braves organization and serve as guest speakers.

Wren is the Braves Assistant General Manager. He was the General Manager for the Baltimore Orioles in 1998-99, the Assistant GM for the Florida Marlins from 1991-98 and spent 15 years in the Montreal Expos organization as a player and in management. Balderson is the Braves Director of Scouting & Player Development. Snitker guided the Pelicans as their Manager in the inaugural season, to the 1999 Carolina League championship. Pelicans’ players from the 1999 championship team will be on hand, too.

The banquet will cost $45/person or $450 for a table of 10. The cocktail hour, with cash bar, will last from 6 to 7 PM. The dinner and program will last from 7 to 9 PM. Door prizes (tickets, merchandise, etc.) will be given away, and a sports memorabilia silent auction will take place. Proceeds from the auction will benefit The Youth Diamond Fund, a primary charitable focus of the Pelicans. Highlight videos recapping the 1999 season will be played on large screen televisions. Bryan Dolgin, the Pelicans Dir. of Media & Public Relations/radio and TV broadcaster, will emcee the event. Tickets for the event are available at the Coastal Federal Field Box Office (1251 21st Avenue North) or by calling 843-918-6000. Tickets go on sale Monday, December 20. Tickets will not be sold at the door, the night of the event. Full tables can be reserved, otherwise seating is on a first come, first serve basis. The purchase of tables is ideal for businesses and/or large groups.

ATTENTION MEDIA: All media will be able to conduct interviews with Frank Wren, Dick Balderson and Brian Snitker during the time of 6:30 to 7:00 PM in the Pembroke Room (adjacent to the Kensington Ballroom). If there are live shot interview requests, please call Bryan Dolgin at 843-918-6016.

Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc. is a diversified communications company which owns and/or operates WRAL-TV, WRAL-Digital, WRAL-FM, Microspace, the North Carolina News Network, DTV Plus, Wolfpack Sports Marketing, and Capitol Sports Management in Raleigh, NC; WJZY-TV and WFVT-TV in Charlotte, NC; WILM-TV in Wilmington, NC; WRAZ-TV and the Durham Bulls Baseball Club in Durham, NC; and the Myrtle Beach Pelicans Baseball Club in Myrtle Beach, SC; Capitol Broadcasting Company also founded Local TV on Satellite in Raleigh, NC.

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