Cards, HCBA combine baseball talents


hcbaThe Hamilton Cardinals and the Hamilton Challenger Baseball Association are teaming up for a day filled with baseball at Bernie Arbour Stadium on Sunday (July 28).

The day will start with the Cardinals and Challenger players joining in game at 10:30 am. After the game the participants will have lunch followed by the HCBA players getting joining the Cardinals’ batting practice prior to the game against the London Majors starting at 2 pm.

The Cardinals organization will provide free admission to all Challenger Baseball participants and registered volunteers to the game.

“We are lucky to be able to team up with an association such as the HCBA that does something so important for the challenged (disabled) athletes in our community,” said Cardinals’ president J.P. Molinaro. “The entire Cardinals organization is excited that the HCBA will be joining us on July 28th as we continue to give back to the game we love in the city of Hamilton.”

The HCBA is a non-profit charitable sports league for the physically and developmentally challenged beginning at age 5 to adults. Approximately 150 players participate on teams and take part in social activities throughout the year. The HCBA provides sports and social activities for challenged athletes while developing skills, teamwork, sportsmanship as well as building self-esteem and confidence through participation and social interaction.

For more information on the HCBA visit www.hcba.on.ca or contact the HCBA Hotline at (905) 521-5141.

ibl_cardinals_logoMeanwhile, the Cardinals have re-scheduled the game originally set for Friday, July 19 against the Brantford Red Sox. It will be played on Monday (July 29) at 7:30 PM at Bernie Arbour Stadium. The game was postponed because of poor weather.

Hamilton travels to Barrie on Thursday (July 25) to start a home-and-home series with the Baycats. The next night the teams will convene at Bernie Arbour at 7:30 PM.

Tickets for all Hamilton Cardinals home games are available at the Bernie Arbour Stadium Box Office on game day.