Corn Crib All-Star activities announced
Normal, IL – The Normal CornBelters, presented by the Illinois Corn Farmers along with Mid-Illini Credit Union, will be hosting the 2012 State Farm Frontier League Home Run Derby and All-Star Game on July 10 – 11. Three CornBelters players have made the West Division All-Star team this year!
Shortstop Pat McKenna, catcher Pat Trettel and outfielder Alvaro Ramirez will represent the CornBelters in the All-Star Game on July 11. McKenna was with the San Diego Padres for the 2011 season and hails from Orange, Connecticut. Trettel, a Wexford, Pennsylvania native, joined the ‘Belters from the Lincoln Saltdogs. Ramirez, from Santiago, Dominican Republic, is in his second season with the CornBelters.
The 2012 State Farm Home Run Derby will take place on Tuesday, July 10 at 6:30pm, but make sure to not miss out on the special activities going on throughout the day! Kick off your morning at Advocate BroMenn and the Boys and Girls Club of McLean County as All-Star players and coaches will be making charitable appearances from 9:00am to 10:30am. Corny will also be tagging along to the Boys and Girls Club!
Starting at noon on Tuesday, our unique All-Star Luncheon presented by the Bloomington Normal Convention and Visitors Bureau will be held at the Marriott in Normal. People of all ages are invited to join us for a luncheon to honor all our All-Stars! Mike Veeck, known for leading the disco demolition in 1979, will be our special guest during the event. Tickets to the luncheon are only $40 and for only $60 dollars you can get an all-inclusive ticket which provides access to both the Home Run Derby and the All-Star Game in addition to the luncheon. Tickets must be purchased by Tuesday, July 3, at the Corn Crib Box Office or by calling (309) 454-2255 (BALL).
Make sure to head to the Corn Crib before the State Farm Frontier League Home Run Derby starts to get autographs from your favorite All-Star players. Autograph signing will take place from 5:00pm to 6:00pm and is presented by Wilber. During the Home Run Derby, which kicks off at 6:30pm, the Corn Crib will be welcoming our friend Reggy the Purple Party Dude, presented by the Illinois Corn Growers. Reggy will be sure to keep you entertained with his wild antics throughout the homerun contest! Stick around after the derby as Illinois Lottery will present a fantastic fireworks display!
On Wednesday, July 11 at 6:30pm, the Corn Crib will be hosting the 2012 State Farm Frontier League All-Star Game. Selected players from the East and West Division will battle it out in this annual special event. Reggy the Purple Party Dude, presented by Illinois Corn Growers, will be back for even more crazy entertainment. Frontier Communications will also be presenting Post-Game Fireworks immediately following the game. Stick around after the fireworks for the Post-Game Party from 9:30pm to 11:00pm, presented by Mid Illini Credit Union. This unique experience allows you to mingle with the All-Stars and also features a performance from our special guests, Brushfire! This local band will keep you engaged with their unique mix of country and upbeat rock music. Brushfire recently beat out over 300 bands and won the Battle for the Saddle at The Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville, TN. They have performed with other top country artists and bands such as Lady Antebellum, Jake Owen, Alan Jackson, The Band Perry, Josh Thompson and more! To partake in the Post-Game Party, you must have tickets to the All-Star game.
Make sure to get your tickets now for this once-in-a-lifetime experience! Tickets may be purchased by phone at 309-454-BALL (2255), online at www.normalbaseball.com, or at the Corn Crib Box Office at 1000 West Raab Road in Normal. The Box Office is open 9am – 5pm Monday – Friday and Saturdays 10am – 2pm.