- Getting Ready for Palm Beach
- Toledo Update
- Steve Schutt Scholarship
- PATP and Victus Bat Co.
- 2015 Predictions Contest
- Liz Groulx
Good morning from eastern Long Island,
Well it’s still a bit cool outside but the snow is finally melting and spring training games are going on and in just over 3 weeks many of you will be in Jupiter Florida at our signature event, The 12th Annual Palm Beach Classic at Roger Dean Stadium and Complex. (The temp today is 79 degrees)
GETTING READY FOR PALM BEACH
I was in Palm Beach ast week making sure all systems are a go, and of course checking out a few games of my beloved Cardinals, hob knobbing with Lou Brock and watching my waistline expand as I have another great meal at La Sirena in West Palm….everything is ready and we look forward to seeing old friends and making new ones.
Remember the registration for Palm Beach closes 6PM on the night of March 29th. We have sold out the block of rooms at the Embassy Suites in Palm Beach Gardens, but if you don’t have a room yet you can call the hotel directly and ask for Klara Goldstein in group sales…she still may be able to help you get a room at the great rate they have set for us….more on Palm Beach as we get a little closer to the date.
We sent out an email earlier this week about being close to selling out Toledo. Well we are even closer as we have only 6 spots left. If you are on the fence about this event in both the former and current Mud Hen’s homes, now is the time to act.
STEVE SCHUTT SCHOLOARSHIP
Last week a great friend of PATP’s called to tell me that due to an injury he sustained while playing with us in St. Pete in February he was unable to join us in Palm Beach. He already paid his fee and through his enormous generosity decided to donate his fee to anyone we may know who would like to come to Palm Beach but perhaps could not afford it. We did find someone. This “scholarship” as he calls it was donated by Steve Schutt. A class act all the way….PATP thanks Steve for his donation and we wish him a speedy recovery and hope to see him soon at another event.
VICTUS BAT COMPANY & PATP
PATP is very happy to announce a partnership with the Victus Bat Company owned and run by PATP alum Greg Balin. Greg has authorized PATP to offer to its clients a great deal on personalized bats. Go to their website pick a bat, any bat and have it personalized for just $90 bucks….pretty sweet! In fact if you are coming to Palm Beach and order a bat prior to March 25th it will be waiting for you in your locker. Either contact us with the order or go through his site.
2015 PREDICTIONS CONTEST
We resent today our 2015 Predictions contest…take a minute and fill it out…100 others have…you could win a $250 credit to a 2016 event!
And finally and very sadly we say good bye to longtime assistant, scoreboard operator, general manager, goodwill director, raffle ticket seller, and any other job I didn’t want to do….the beautiful Liz Groulx. Lizzie has been with us almost from the start. She was my sounding board, kept me focused on the tasks at hand and was a great friend (which she will always be) and confidant. Happily her career as an insurance broker in Windsor Ontario has grown and along with it more responsibility. The time needed to help me run this small business just wasn’t available anymore to her. With great regret we both decided that she needs to concentrate on her “real career” and “I (Scott) should get off his ass and take more responsibility and get a little more involved in his own business” She’s right as she was most of the time….I am sure we’ll run into Lizzie again down the road, she might stop by and say hello in Toledo in July. But for now Ithank her for her tireless effort, her devotion to you our clients and her understanding and dealing with me and my constant waffling on anything and everything. The only thing I won’t miss is her telling me that Cal was better than Ozzie!!
Speak to you soon,