Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church - Hot Springs Village, AR
Getting ready for the first pitch
Getting ready for the first pitch
On Monday afternoon, July 28 at 4:00 PM some 90 Men's Club Members, spouses, & friends boarded two buses headed to Dickey-Stephens Ballpark located on the banks of the Arkansas River in North Little Rock. The very comfortable buses took approximately 75 minutes to get to the ballpark. The group was unloaded near the pavillion where they were served dinner consisting of hamburgers, hot dogs, and other ballpark type food.

After dinner the group migrated over to their reserved seats on the 1st base side of the ballpark. The Arkansas Travelers were playing their in-state rivals, the Northwest Arkansas Naturals for 1st place in their division. There was a special treat in that C.J. Wilson, a regular starting pitcher for the L.A. Angels, was on rehab assignment with the Travelers, and was their starting pitcher that evening. After settling in their seats the group enjoyed a good game won by the Travelers, 9 t0 3.

The group was picked up by the buses at the front of the stadium and travelled back to the Village, arriving at about 11:30, tired but treated to a great outing. A good time with good friends.

Many thanks go to event chairman, Buddy Dixon and his wife Martha, for many hours of work, which was made more difficult by our original game in June being rescheduled  due to rain.