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World Baseball Challenge Hits a Home Run with Council

Monday, June 27, 2016 @ 6:27 PM

Prince George, B.C. – The World Baseball Challenge  is coming to Prince George  again this August,  and City Council has  come across with  some funding  to   make it happen.

Event Chair Rick Pattie  says it’s difficult to get  funding, and asked Council to  contribute $20 thousand dollars  to help  cover  costs.

The City has  a little more than $100 thousand left in its  major events fund so there are  dollars available and Council has unanimously approved working with  the World Baseball Challenge to  provide up to $20 thousand dollars.

This year,  the World Baseball Challenge has  confirmed four teams, Japan The Bahama’s,  Sidearm Nation from Calgary and the  Kamloops Sun Devils.  They are still waiting to hear from  Taiwan which  is reconsidering its original  decision not to attend. There is still no final decision from  a U.S. team out of the Pacific Northwest  which is  having  issues  arranging a coaching staff.


The World Baseball Challenge is scheduled from August 12th to 20th and will take place at Citizen field.


Well done Rick and Team…..

I wish you nothing but success!!!

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