I Just Want To Play Some Ball – Florida
JACKIE ROBINSON BALLPARK
DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA
Feb. 24-27, 2022
Hotel Info below
Last Fall we ran a no frills event in downstate New York. We were looking to have just 4 teams and ended having 9 with over 150 players for a quick hastily called tournament.
So we figured why not try another, but this time announce it far enough in advance to get 6 teams and give our clients some time to recruit and make travel plans etc. It hopefully will be happening when things settle down a bit with the Covid crisis and could be a welcome quick trip to Florida for a nice long weekend.
We’ll be returning to historic Jackie Robinson ballpark where we held an event in February 2018 and where I later became the head groundskeeper for that season. So I reached out to my contacts in the front office and got the numbers in order and have decided to go back.
Apparently I will always be remembered as the last groundskeeper of a natural turf field at that location. The field was in dire need of a drainage system and the city poured in some cash and now it is a full synthetic turf field with just the mound and home plate area in clay. It’s pretty cool and we look very forward to returning.
We will find a secondary field in the area and the schedule should have all teams playing at least 5 games.
As mentioned this is no frills….no locker, no laundry, no lunch, no igloo coolers and cups and no equipment supplied by us. All players and guests will have their temperature taken upon entering the park. Masks will be worn when entering and moving about the ballpark. You do not need to wear a mask while playing.
We will keep the fee the same as the event in N.Y. last month at $175 per player. A team rate of 13 player will be $2,100. ($150 per player after 13). We will decide the rules format based on the teams wishes.
I will find a group hotel on the beach at a good rate.
As I type this promo we are all pretty much aware of the Covid-19 crisis and the restrictions it is placing on our lives. Hopefully 4 months from now things will be a bit more relaxed and we can again play in a safe environment at a really cool stadium at a great time of year.
I have to keep this to 6 teams, so don’t wait too long especially if you are a manager of a team.
Speak to you soon….be safe, be smart and be kind.
The Plaza Resort & Spa
600 North Atlantic Ave.
Daytona Beach, FL 32118
Reservations: 855-327-5292 ● Local: 386-255-4471
Standard View- $199.00 plus $22.00 resort fee + tax
Coastal View- $219. 00plus $22.00 resort fee + tax
Ocean Front: $239.00 plus $22.00 resort fee + tax
Self Park: $13.00 per spot/per day plus tax
Valet: $22.00 per spot/per day plus tax
Resort Fee includes: Wi-Fi, two (2) premium bottles of water on arrival, access to our fitness and business centers, 1 hour/day non-motorized water sports and bicycle rentals, pool towels, chairs, yoga mats, use of the basketball court, fire pits, in-room coffee maker and coffee, 10% Spa discount, local telephone calls and daily newspaper.