World Baseball Challenge Hits a Home Run with Council
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.