Father's Day weekend jammed packed with prizes and fun!
ARCATA (June 12) — The NBC World Series Champions, the Seattle Studs come to town for Father's Day weekend.
Founded in 1954 by Ben Cheney of Cheney Lumber Company in Tacoma, the Seattle Tacoma Cheney Studs are one of the most tenured amateur baseball organizations in the country. The Studs in 2013 competed in Northwest Baseball for the 59 consecutive year and won it! More than 100 former and active professional baseball players have donned the Seattle Tacoma Cheney Studs uniform. The Studs traditionally participate in tournaments in Kelowna, B.C., Kamloops, B.C. The National Baseball Congress World Series in Wichita, KS and the Grand Forks International Tournament in British Columbia. In 2008 and 2010 the Seattle Tacoma Cheney Studs finished 2nd in the NBC World Series in Wichita, Kansas, the highest finishes ever for the Studs. The Seattle Tacoma Cheney Studs team tradition for 60 years has been a mix of current college players with ex-professional players making us an experienced baseball team that competes hard in every game and is very entertaining to watch and follow.
Friday's game will start at 7pm, gates open at 6pm. It's Pirate Night, so dress up in your favorite pirate outfit and you may win a special prize. The World Famous Crab Grass Band will be attendance. Saturday's contest starts early at 2:30pm due to two events on the Arcata Plaza with gates opening at 1:30pm. Get to the ball park early as parking in town will be very limited. In the right field picnic area fans are invited to a $1.00 oyster BBQ with the proceeds going toward the Crabs and Arcata Little League. Sunday's match starts at 12:30pm. Kids can play and draw Crabby signs out in left field. Supplies donated by Humboldt County Office of Education.
Plus, our long time supporter, Piersons will be giving away special pre-Father's Day prizes. Win a Weber gas BBQ from Piersons during our weekend Father's Day raffle ($770 value). Enter both on Saturday and Sunday and you can win a brand, new BBQ! Winning ticket drawn during Sunday's game. Need not be present to win.
Humboldt's daily Times-Standard newspaper will be giving away some tickets to the game on Sunday at the front gate with a Sunday subscription — so sign up. You can find all your Crabs game news online.
The Crab Grass Band will be at the game on Sunday and after the game, the kids can run the bases and high five all the Crabs players down the third base line.
Once you're inside the gates, make sure you check out all the artwork provided by South Bay Elementary and Arcata Elementary Schools. They were tasked to draw what they thought was good sportsmanship at Crabs games. Every child who drew a photo won a special prize.
• Watch Crabs Corner every Sunday night at 6pm on KIEM News Ch. 3