I am pleased to announce that the Grand Forks International Tournament will once again return to James Donaldson Park for its 37th edition from Tuesday June 25 until Monday July 1, 2019.
Recently we held our Annual General Meeting to conclude our business from the flood cancelled 2018 edition and to determine plans going forward for 2019.
Despite the flood being a catastrophic event for our community, with much loss was incurred by so many, the citizens and sponsors have rallied around this wonderful event and encouraged this board to hold our annual baseball tournament again in 2019. And, we are happy to oblige!
Our Annual General Meeting revealed that we have a good financial base to move forward, we have key people willing to serve on the board and as Team Leads, and we have a tremendous interest level from teams who want to come back to Grand Forks and help this community recover! We elected 7 people to serve on our board, and we have many of our Team Lead positions filled. We will need volunteers to work in various departments, as always, and we know that we can count on people to pitch in and help make this the most successful tournament we can.
The prize purse will be $50,000, and the GFI remains the most lucrative amateur tournament in North America. There will be 10 teams playing baseball for 7 days and we return to our traditional holiday Monday Championship Final.
Ticket packages and prices have been reduced from previous years to try to encourage more people to come to the park. Family packages are available, Weekend passes are available, and Single Day admission will be inexpensive.
James Donaldson Park will have renovations completed that will enhance the fan experience and make it safer and more comfortable to watch the ball games. We have introduced a Home Run Derby which will take place as part of the Opening Ceremonies on the Wednesday night June 26. And we will incorporate local flavour to the tournament.
In short, we are all excited about the 37th Annual Grand Forks International Baseball Tournament June 25-July 1, 2019 and we hope you are too! Volunteer to help or to buy tickets in advance by clicking on the appropriate links found on our website!
Yours in Baseball,
Steve Boutang – Tournament Co-ordinator
Phone: (250) 919 -4754
For sponsorship, ball park fence sign, and program advertising opportunities please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 250.443.4239
For General Inquiries: GFI.ticketsandInfo@gmail.com