On behalf of the Kaneland Knights and the Batavia Bulldogs Baseball Teams, the entire community is invited to our annual Pack the Park event!
|Watch Coach Aversa's Interview||Meet the Honorees||Pack the Park Flyer|
On Saturday, May 16, the Kaneland and Batavia Programs will host an annual meeting of teams for a special evening at the 5/3 Bank Ballpark in Geneva, home of the Kane County Cougars. The JV game will begin at 5:00 PM, followed by Sr. Night activities for both Kaneland and Batavia, a ceremony honoring our special guests (honorees) for whom we are playing will follow the introduction of seniors, and the evening will culminate with the varsity game at 7:00 PM.
All proceeds collected at the game will be donated to our three honorees to help them in their recent struggles. This year, we will be honoring the town of Fairdale, IL. We will also honor, Bryan Dunne, the father of River Dunne, a Kaneland senior baseball player, and Pat Hill, a pillar in the Kaneland community. Both Bryan and Pat have been diagnosed with cancer this school year and are courageously fighting this difficult battle.
Each year, the seniors take part in deciding who will receive our donation from the game. This year we’ve found multiple needs inside and outside of our communities and it is unfortunate that we can’t reach all the families that are in need. Please come out and support the seniors and help us make this one of the biggest and best nights ever for this annual event.
This will be a very special night for the seniors, their parents, both baseball programs, and the people that we will be honoring. We will be celebrating our “Senior Night”, along with Batavia as our seniors play in their last “home” game.
Furthermore, we have invited the travel teams and their families from the Kaneland and Batavia School Districts to attend the game with the sole purpose of giving the players a feeling of what High School Baseball is all about. They will be recognized between games. Very few young players get a chance to see their varsity high school baseball teams in action; this will provide us with an excellent opportunity to “showcase” our programs to our future players and families.
We will also have concessions at the game including beverages, hot dogs, pizza, popcorn and multiple other snacks. There will be shirts for purchase which will all be going towards helping these families and the community of Fairdale. Admission will be $5.00 for adults and students and all children under 6 are free. The game is also being streamed live on BATV. We are accepting corporate sponsorship as well as any size donations. If you are interested in makmaking a donation or sponsoring part of the event, please contact Coach Brian Aversa at Brian.Aversa@kaneland.org or Coach Matt Holm at Matthew.Holm@bps101.net.
Please be sure to mark Saturday May 16th on your calendar and help us make an enormous difference at the 5/3 Bank Ballpark in Geneva that evening! To find out more about the game honorees, visit https://youtu.be/Xsk-XfSp2PE and http://khs.kaneland.org/content/pack-park.
Coach Aversa and Coach Holm and the Kaneland and Batavia Baseball Programs