Taconic Baseball Banquet of Champions Set for Dec. 22

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. -- The recent historic accomplishments of the Taconic High School baseball team are a source of pride and celebration for the community, and the community is invited to help celebrate the team at a Dec. 22 reception and buffet dinner at the ITAM Lodge.
The UNICO Berkshire County Baseball Hall of Fame and the Taconic Booster Club are hosting the event. A limited number of tickets are available for $35 per person.
Taconic capped off its 2017 season by capturing the baseball program’s first Division I State Championship in school history. The team – consisting of 12 seniors on a 15-man roster - brought Berkshire County its the first Division I State Title since the fabled 1966 Pittsfield High baseball team, led by coach Buddy Pellerin and future Major Leaguer Tom Grieve.
The 2017 Banquet Of Champions festivities begin with a 5 p.m. reception, followed by a 6 p.m. buffet dinner, as well as programming related to local baseball, the presentation of the 2017 State Championship Rings to the Taconic players and coaches, a special visit courtesy of the Red Sox, raffles, and much more.
“Berkshire County has a rich baseball tradition," UNICO President Mike Sorrentino said. “The UNICO Berkshire County Baseball Hall of Fame recognizes this tradition, but is also committed to encouraging young athletes in their pursuit of their athletic, academic, and personal growth, using the game of baseball as a learning environment that emphasizes the spirit of competitiveness, good sportsmanship, effort, and enthusiasm. These characteristics epitomized the 2017 State Championship team.”
The 2017 Banquet Of Champions offers alumni, local baseball fans, friends, family, and supporters of the Taconic program the opportunity to celebrate the holiday season, the game of baseball, and the 2017 State Championship, as the team’s graduating seniors return home from their first semesters of college.
All proceeds from The 2017 Banquet Of Champions will serve as a fundraiser to help supplement costs associated with purchasing championship rings and awards for members of the team.
Tickets can be purchased by contacting Kathy Stracuzzi, Heather McNeice, or Kevin Stannard at the phone numbers or email addresses listed below:
Kathy Stracuzzi, Booster Club (413)441-1370 mcuzzi5@aol.com.
Heather McNeice, Booster Club (413)770-2756 hmcneice@pittsfield.net.
Kevin Stannard, baseball coach (413)441-2609 coachstan11@yahoo.com.
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