Alomar, Dempster, Willson packages highlight Baseball Canada dinner

Seattle Seahawks Luke Willson has put a package up for bids at the annual Baseball Canada fund raiser Saturday night

Seattle Seahawks Luke Willson has put a package up for bids at the annual Baseball Canada fund raiser Saturday night

January 4th, 2016

Alomar, Dempster, Willson packages highlight Baseball Canada auction list

By Adam Morissette
Baseball Canada

Some exclusive fantasy sports packages are among the auction items that will be available on January 9th, 2016 at the 14th annual Baseball Canada National Teams Awards Banquet and Fundraiser in Toronto. The auction is an important fundraiser for the National Teams program.

The ever-popular Ryan Dempster Fantasy Baseball Package returns to the auction list that will see a group of four attend a three-game series at Wrigley Field in Chicago where they will receive scoreboard and broadcast both tours with Ryan himself, while also taking in batting practice on the field! Ryan will also join the group for lunch and dinner that is sure to be a treat with one of the finest personalities in baseball!

In December, Baseball Canada announced that 2014 Super Bowl Champion and Junior National Team alumnus Luke Willson of the Seattle Seahawks is offering a unique experience for a group of four to attend a 2016 regular season game.

Baseball Hall of Famer Roberto Alomar is back with a fantastic experience for a group of four to attend a Blue Jays game at Rogers Centre in Toronto, while also spending time with one of the greatest Blue Jays ever!

Some terrific autographed memorabilia from Alomar, Canadian Baseball legend Larry Walker along with big leaguers Justin Morneau, Joey Votto, Russell Martin, Jose Bautista, Josh Donaldson, David Ortiz, Brett Lawrie, John Axford, Michael Saunders and Dalton Pompey can also be found on the auction list.

A package to attend the MLB All-Star Week in San Diego (Futures Game, Home Run Derby, All-Star Game) is also up for grabs along with Toronto Blue Jays ticket packages, NCAA football tickets, two packages for a one-week stay at an exclusive resort in Panorama, BC, World Baseball Classic, Pan Am Games and MLB autographed jerseys and baseballs.

If you wish to place a bid on any of the items (to view complete list click link at bottom), please send an e-mail with your name, item number, bid amount and phone number with subject line “Gala Auction” to media@baseball.ca. The deadline for submitting bids via e-mail ends at 11:59pm EST on Friday January 8th, but will continue on site at the Renaissance Hotel until the conclusion of the intermission prior to the awards presentation.

Winning bids for people attending the banquet can pay by cash, debit or credit card on January 9th. Winners not attending will be notified following the banquet and can pay by credit card only.

Baseball Canada National Teams Awards Banquet and Fundraiser – Auction List

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Adam Morissette

Adam Morissette was born and raised in Ottawa, Ont. where sports were always a big part of his life whether it be baseball, hockey or football, including playing two seasons as centre for coach Pat Sheahan with the Queen's University Golden Gaels in Kingston -- Canada's first capital. Morissette has always have been passionate about baseball and has fond memories of attending Montreal Expos games with his father, Mike, and listening to his recollection of watching baseball in Montreal at Jarry Park and stories about Gary Carter, Rusty Staub and Steve Rodgers. Morissette could often be found in a near empty Lynx Stadium watching Joe Siddall, Bert Heffernan, Curtis Pride and Jamie Carroll soaking in a beautiful summer night at the ballpark. He was a member of the provincial championship Orleans Red Sox Little League teams also played with the Ottawa White Sox for the late Lyle Anderson and Todd Burke in OBA Midget and American Legion play and the Capital City Crushers (NCBL), primarily as a catcher. Has also spent time coaching Little League in Orleans and South Ottawa. He wanted to turn his passion into a career and enrolled in Sport Business Management at Algonquin College in Ottawa in 2007. After working for the Ottawa 67's OHL team as the Ticket Coordinator, Morissette jumped at the opportunity to become the Media and Public Relations Coordinator with Baseball Canada in 2010. He loves watching and reading about pro, college or amateur baseball and is a long-time subscriber to Baseball America. Morissette is thrilled about the idea of writing about baseball and is interested in covering any story that his car -- and time -- will allow him to cover.