FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 18, 2017
VICTORIA, B.C. – Already a major proponent of minor sports through Timbits Hockey and Timbits Baseball, Tim Hortons is now taking a swing at HarbourCats baseball.
The HarbourCats are very pleased to announce that Tim Hortons has come on board as official naming sponsor of ‘Tim Hortons HarbourCats Elite Baseball Camps’ at Royal Athletic Park as well as sponsoring HarbourCats broadcasts on Shaw TV and Go LIVE Broadcasts.
All participants in Tim Hortons HarbourCats Elite Baseball Camps will receive a t-shirt with Tim Hortons logo as well as a Tim Hortons gift card.
Tim Hortons HarbourCats Elite Baseball Camps are a place where youth players (aged 6-10, 11-18) can learn the fundamentals of the game of baseball in a fun, but structured camp environment.
Camp instructors include – Jim Swanson, HarbourCats managing partner and Detroit Tigers scout; Brian McRae, HarbourCats head coach and former 10-year major league player; Jason Leone, HarbourCats assistant coach and former collegiate player; Mike Spears, HarbourCats assistant coach and former professional player.
Multiple dates and options are available. For more information and to register for Tim Hortons HarbourCats Elite Baseball Camps, please visit — http://harbourcats.com/cats-camp/
Tim Hortons will also be a visible sponsor on HarbourCats broadcasts. Tim Hortons will have advertisements on all live HarbourCats regular season and possible playoff broadcasts, available on a pay-per-view basis on Go LIVE Broadcasts, as well as the Shaw TV Game of the Week every Sunday evening at 6:00pm beginning June 11.
Finally, uniforms of HarbourCats bat boys and girls, will be branded by Tim Hortons.
Other elements of the HarbourCats partnership with Tim Hortons will include sampling and prizing opportunities for fans at games, as well as the famous coffee cup shuffle on Royal Athletic Park’s video scoreboard.
With just two weeks remaining until the HarbourCats open the 2017 West Coast League season in Port Angeles, and less than three weeks until Opening Night in Victoria, HarbourCats head coach Brian McRae continues to fine tune his roster ahead of the first pitch.
Player signings announced today include—
INF/RHP Noah Prewett, University of San Diego, Freshman, Woodland Hills, CA, 5-10/185
RHP Travis Kuhn, University of San Diego, Freshman, Norco, CA, 6-1/190
INF/RHP Steven Chavez, Loyola Marymount, Sophomore, Playa Del Rey, CA, 6-5/220
INF Nick Bellafronto, Stanford University, Sophomore, San Jose, CA, 6-1/230
Noah Prewett is a versatile infielder who will bring flexibility to head coach Brian McRae’s roster. A talented young hitter, Prewett is hitting .308 with three doubles and three RBIs in 21 games as a freshman for the University of San Diego (NCAA Div. 1; WCC) who have been nationally ranked for much of the season. He also has the ability to come out of the bullpen.
Travis Kuhn adds an exciting arm to the HarbourCats pitching staff for pitching coach Mike Spears. Kuhn was a 2016 Rawlings-Perfect Game Honorable Mention All American and a California Region Honorable Mention. Playing for the Moose Jaw Miller Express in the Western Major Baseball League last summer, Kuhn converted all six save opportunities with a 0.81 ERA and 29 strikeouts in 22 innings pitched.
Steven Chavez brings another potent bat to the HarbourCats lineup, and also possesses the ability to pitch. The physical infielder is hitting .329 with seven doubles, a triple and a home run while contributing 16 RBIs as a sophomore. He also made one scoreless appearance out of the bullpen for Loyala Marymount University (NCAA Div. 1; WCC).
Nick Bellafronto adds infield depth as the first member of the Standford Cardinal (NCAA Div. 1; Pac-12) to sign with the HarbourCats. Prior to Stanford, Bellafronto was a two-time all-league player and lettered in baseball all four years at Bellarmine High School, serving as team captain during his senior year.
View the HarbourCats roster– http://harbourcats.com/team_categories/2017/
The HarbourCats open the 2017 WCL season on June 1 on the road against the WCL’s newest team, the Port Angeles Lefties. Their home opener at Royal Athletic Park is June 5 when the Wenatchee AppleSox visit Victoria.
Single game tickets are available at the HarbourCats office and online: https://t.co/8fTF63alFb
2017 SEASON TICKETS
More than 60,000 fans attended HarbourCats games in 2016 for an average of 2,239 fans per game, which led the West Coast League and ranked ninth in all of North America among summer-collegiate clubs. Secure your favorite seat today for the 2017 season.
Seating location and pricing (Fees and taxes included) options are as follows—
CAMPBELL REAL ESTATE CLUB SEATS (Padded & served. First two rows of Grandstand.) SOLD OUT
DIAMOND CLUB SEATS (Added in 2016)
$589.50 (SOLD OUT)
MAIN GRANDSTAND (Section 10, covered)
PREMIUM SEATING (Sections 6-7-8-9-11-12, blue bucket seats)
GENERAL ADMISSION (Silver bleachers, picnic areas, wheelchair seating, soccer grandstand)
*All prices listed are base price, and do not include fees or GST.
Visit the HarbourCats office at 101-1814 Vancouver Street or call (778)-265-0327 to purchase season tickets or for more information. You can also email email@example.com for further details, or go to the team website at harbourcats.com.
HOMEWARD BOUND PET FOOD DELIVERY – OFFER EXTENDED
Any purchase of a HarbourCats season ticket or 10-pack during the month of May will include a free bag of dog or cat food from Homeward Bound Pet Food Delivery.
10-packs include 10 un-dated vouchers to be redeemed for game tickets (pending availability) in any combination.
Visit http://www.homewardboundpetfood.com and Homeward Bound Pet Food Delivery Victoria on Facebook.
2017 SEATTLE VACATION
SALE CLOSES FRIDAY — The HarbourCats are staging their second consecutive fan vacation to Seattle in 2017 to see the Blue Jays take on the Mariners.
The 2017 vacation takes place June 9-11, 2017 and will include:
- Travel on Wilson’s Transportation buses from to and from Victoria and Seattle. Ferry cost also included.
- Field level tickets for all three Blue Jays @ Mariners games at Safeco Field.
- Two nights at the Hilton Embassy Lynnwood.
Total cost is $798 per person (based on double occupancy). Different rates available for triple as well as single occupancy.
Registration for HarbourCats season ticket holders is $725 (based on double occupancy). The trip is not expected to interfere with the HarbourCats home schedule, as the team is expected to be on the road during this time.
To register, contact Carey Shelby at Flight Centre (1-866-299-5614) or firstname.lastname@example.org
The HarbourCats office is located at 1814 Vancouver Street (Ph: 778-265-0327).
May office hours:
MONDAY-FRIDAY – 9:00am – 5:30pm
SATURDAY-SUNDAY – Closed (Except by appointment)