By Rod Mawhood
As the Athletics 2018 campaign is fast approaching the A’s board, coaching staff, players and volunteers is looking forward to what lies ahead.
Our unofficial season kicks off at one of our great sponsors – Kully’s Original Sports Bar on Wednesday May 16, with the “St. Catharines Jr. A Athletics Red Carpet Night.” It’s a night to meet the players, mix, mingle, and put names to faces. Contact Harry Erskine for ticket information at 905-650-9254.
Two nights later, Friday May 18th, we hit the floor to officially open our season when we visit the Brampton Excelsiors.
Our first home game goes Wednesday May 23rd when we welcome the Kitchener-Waterloo Braves at 7:30 p.m.
That same week is our annual Athletics Golf Tournament – Saturday May 26th at Beechwood Golf and Country Club in Niagara Falls. Call Steve Tamas at 905-512-2254 for more information on how you can take part, or sponsor the event.
Please note all of our weeknight home games start at 7:30 p.m. with the exception of our final home games of the season, June 27th against Mimico and July 4th versus Barrie, which both start at 8:00 p.m.
We have two Saturday home games this season including “Lacrosse Day in Niagara” which will take place on June 16th. Saturday start times are 7 p.m.
We also have a rare Monday night home game in 2018 when we host the Brampton Excelsiors on June 18th.
The double blue crew will also honour our graduating players on “Seniors Night” – Wednesday June 27th vs. the Mimico Mountaineers.
All of our home games will be played at Jack Gatecliff Arena.
Here is the 2018 Jr. A Athletics game schedule: