December 2012

“It’s the Holiday Season!”

Happy Holidays! It’s the time of year where holiday parties are plentiful and many laughs are shared.

It was that way Thursday night during our annual holiday party at “The Joe,” as close to 200 guests stopped by. Season ticket holders, corporate partners, friends and family mingled throughout the ‘Cats merchandise store, conference room and clubhouse, which were all transformed into party areas. It was the first time we saw many of them since our season ended in September, and it was nice to catch up with some of our most loyal fans. They become like family!

Earlier in the day the area around the park smelled amazing, as Account Executive Chris Dawson and Accountant Ryun Girmindl made kettlecorn on the concourse.

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The ValleyCats 2013 calendars also arrived on Thursday. Both were handed out to everyone in attendance!

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There was plenty of food, beverages and deserts, the batting cages were open for those who wanted to take a few hacks, and Santa Claus even made an appearance!

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We really appreciate all of those who were able to attend. Here are a few more photos from the night.

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Strike Out Bullying!

Anti-Bullying is a very important issue, and we have most recently teamed up with BlueShield of Northeastern New York to create an anti-bullying workbook that is handed out to children at the stadium and on our many visits to local schools, libraries, etc.

We have expanded upon the workbook to create an anti-bullying mascot skit and were asked to perform it in front of the children at School 14 in Troy. Both the workbook and the skit are designed to help children understand what bullying is and how to properly treat others.

Following the skit, we made sure the children recited the “ValleyCats Peace Pledge” below:

I pledge to respect people even if they are different than me.
I will stand up and speak out against bullying.
I will show other kindness and eliminate hurtful behavior.
I will help others, be a friend, and include everyone despite our differences.
I pledge to be a part of the ValleyCats team, and strike out bullying!

Here is a video of the entire skit featuring Sammy Baseball, SouthPaw, Rowdy, Ribbie and Spiedie the Chicken:

If you would like more information on how to get the ValleyCats to perform their anti-bullying skit for your school or organization, contact Michelle Skinner at 629-2287 Ext. 15.

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