ARCATA – The season is mere weeks away now, which means it's just about time for the season opening dinner! This year's event is on Friday, May 30, 2014 at 6 p.m. at the Arcata Community Center, 321 Community Park Way.  Tickets for this event are presale only and it sells out quick!


Social Hour: 6pm  (Local microbrews and wine)
Catered Dinner: 7pm
Tickets: Adults: $22, Youths: $15

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The Crabs invite fans to attend the festivities celebrating their 70th consecutive season of baseball in Humboldt County, get a free program, buy 2014 Crabs gear, hear the Crab Grass Band, bid on auction items and meet the 2014 team.

Proceeds from the opening dinner, co-sponsored by the Crabs and the City of Arcata, will fund improvements at the Arcata Ball Park such as new bleachers, foul poles and new nets. The Humboldt Crabs rent the ballpark from the City of Arcata. In addition, legion baseball, little league, high school teams and other sumer baseball teams also rent the ballpark — so your generosity goes a long way to help improve the city-run ballpark.

During the evening, the Crabs will sponsor a silent auction. Crabs sponsors and local businesses generously donate gift baskets, gift certificates and other donated items to help keep Crabs baseball going in Humboldt County. We thank all our sponsors to have supported Humboldt County baseball since 1945. Click to see a full list of our 2013 sponsors here.

First pitch of the 2014 season will come the following day after the dinner on Saturday, May 31, 2014 when the Crabs take the field against the Fairfield Indians. For a 2014 schedule, click here.

If you'd like more information on how to donate a gift ceritifcate, basket or specialty item to the Crabs, please visit our Support the Crabs page to see an overview of partnership opportunities. 

If you'd like to donate a gift for either our fundraising dinner or for a special events giveaway during one of our games: Click here for downloadable form.

Season opening dinner form: auction items, gifts and donations.

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