ALL-STAR GAME COMING TO JOLIET JULY 2017
Friday, November 11, 2016

 

JOLIET, IL- The Joliet Slammers presented by ATI Physical Therapy announced Friday they will host the 2017 Frontier League All-Star game July 12 at Silver Cross Field. The announcement comes just days after the Slammers earned the title of Frontier League East Division Champions.

"We are extremely excited to have been selected to host the 2017 Frontier League All-Star Game,” said Joliet Slammers President and CEO Nick Semaca.  “It is a great tribute to our fans, the City of Joliet, and all of Will County and we are looking for a great week of celebration for the game next July".

Monday, July 10 will mark the beginning of the All-Star festivities with a welcome reception for Frontier League All-Stars and staff that evening.

The Bill Lee Golf Outing will be held Tuesday, July 11 for staff and players, followed by the Home Run Derby set for 7 p.m.  

The All-Star Game will take place on Wednesday, July 12 at 7 p.m. following a luncheon where Frontier League Hall of Fame inductees will be announced. A special guest speaker will be announced in the coming months. The luncheon is open to players, staff and the public.

Individual tickets for both the Home Run Derby and All-Star game will go on sale at a later date. Group pricing is available and little league teams will have the opportunity to shag balls during the Home Run Derby if purchasing group tickets for that day.

It will be the first time since 2004 that Joliet has hosted an All-Star game. It is likely to be the only event of its kind for several more years.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for the All-Star game activities. Interested partners can contact Porscha Johnson at (815) 651-2037 or email at pjohnson@jolietslammers.com for more information.

Fans can stay tuned to jolietslammers.com for updates regarding the event throughout the off-season.

The Joliet Slammers were recently named Frontier League East Division Champions following their 5-2 win over Lake Erie on Wednesday, September 31. The Slammers will play games one and two on the road, and return home on Friday, September 9 at 7:05 pm for game three. Games four and five will be held at home on Saturday, September 10 at 6:05 pm and Sunday, September 11 at 3:15 pm if necessary.

The Frontier League also named its 2016 post-season award winners on Thursday and awarded Manager Jeff Isom the Roger Hanners Award for Manager of the Year, Liam O’Sullivan the Brian Tollberg Award for Pitcher of the Year, and Andrew Gates of ATI Physical Therapy Trainer of the Year.

About the Joliet Slammers: The Joliet Slammers play at Silver Cross Field in downtown Joliet, Illinois, and are members of the professional, independent Frontier League. The Frontier League is a 12-team league entering its 24th season of play in 2016. Visit the Slammer online at www.jolietslammers.com or call the ticket office at 815-722-2287 for more information! Don’t forget to “Like” the Slammers on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jolietslammers or follow them on Twitter at @jolietslammers!

 

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