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Annual Whitecaps Fundraiser Set with New Look for February 2nd

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November 16, 2022 – Midwest League (MWL)West Michigan Whitecaps News Release

Comstock Park, MI – The Whitecaps Community Foundation announced today a new (old) look for their annual fundraiser in 2023. This February the Whitecaps will celebrate The Golden Age of Baseball, at the Whitecaps Winter Gala presented by Eastbrook Homes. Proceeds benefit the YMCA Ted Rasberry Youth League and the Detroit Tigers Foundation, an affiliate of Ilitch Charities.

“This was our planned theme for February 2022. Unfortunately, that event was postponed due to COVID concerns, and the 2022 fundraiser became a successful event called Drinks on the Diamond at LMCU Ballpark in June,” said Jenny Garone, Community Relations Manager for the West Michigan Whitecaps. “We got such a good response early on for this theme, we’re excited to go ahead with it in February.”

The stage has been set forThursday, February 2ndat the Grand Rapids Public Museum. Tickets are available now at

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Since its inception, theTed Rasberry Youth Leaguehas given more than 30,000 children a chance to play baseball and softball each summer. The program provides uniform hats and t-shirts, teaches kids baseball skills, provides healthy meals, helps kids make long-lasting friendships, and the opportunity for fun during the summer.

“In classic Whitecaps fashion, we’re always stepping up our entertainment game,” said Garone. “Not only is the event in downtown Grand Rapids at the Public Museum, but we’ll have live music, a silent and live auction, a strolling dinner, and guests will be dressed in 1920s attire as we’re celebrating the Golden Age of Baseball.”

Former major leaguer Craig Monroe is scheduled to speak at the gala (biography below). Monroe played six seasons with the Detroit Tigers during a career that spanned nine years: 2001- 2009. Bob Wells, popular Whitecaps on-field host, will be the emcee.

“Baseball is what we do” Garone added. ‘We’re thrilled to be joined by former Tiger Craig Monroe who will visit and give a keynote talk. It’s all about raising funds so kids get the opportunity to have fun next summer. It’s a tradition and a party West Michigan won’t want to miss. We expect a sellout.”

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