TOPICS:
A trip to Dyersville / 2018 dates
Summer Sale Extension
Twin Cities Classic
A league of your own
Steve Sparks
Ray Steiner

Hello Players,

Summer has officially started and we are gearing up for a busy August and September. In the meantime, I travel around looking for interesting places to play for next year and beyond.

We hope your favorite MLB team is doing well so far (mine isn’t) and of course the team you play on in your local league.

A TRIP TO DYERSVILLE – FIELD OF DREAMS 2018 DATES

A few weeks ago I ventured out to Dyersville Iowa to do some in-person prep work for our two-weekend events in August. To say that the citizens of that quaint town are happy to see us coming and staying in their town is an understatement. We are one of the first groups ever to play 3-day event at Field of Dreams and Commercial Club Park (perhaps the finest secondary field we will ever use).

I met with town board members and they are going to roll out the red carpet for our groups. We’ll have a professional photographer taking pictures of you on the field and coming out of the corn which should be at the proper height by August 10th. The facility in downtown Dyersville, Commercial Club Park will be the scene of our day games and BBQ Party and the showing of the movie Field of Dreams under the Iowa star lit sky. If you’ve never been to this part of America it is beautiful! Not flat, but rolling hills and vistas for miles on end. I loved it. I am psyched for it and we have already procured dates for next year which are August 17-19 and August 24 to 26, 2018.

These two 2018 Field of Dreams camps will go on sale next week. As many of you know we sold the first camp out in one day and then a second one. So if you didn’t get the chance to play this year sign up early for what will become a PATP staple…

TWIN CITIES CLASSIC
After Dyersville, we move a little further north to the Twin Cities for our 2-day event at CHS Field and Target Field. That event is half sold out as I type and to be honest, may be the last chance to get to a Major League Park. It took 3 years to agree to dates for this trip. So if you’ve never played in an MLB park…this may be your last chance with us.
REGISTER http://playattheplate.org/site/the-twin-cities-classic/

SUMMER SALE EXTENSION
We extended the summer sale to end when the first pitch is thrown in Miami at the All-Star Game. Take advantage of the savings. We will not be running any Black Friday or Holiday Sale…last year 40% of the players in Palm Beach saved 100 dollars on their early registration alone.
REGISTER http://conta.cc/2sxamu5

A LEAGUE OF YOUR OWN
As mentioned in the last newsletter, we are affiliated with a league in New Jersey…it’s working out great for everyone concerned. With that in mind, if you would like to start a league or are currently running one, or are in one and you feel it’s not working out for whatever reasons…give us a call. We are looking to expand. All of the major adult leagues are great, we draw our clientele from them, but every once in a while a problem comes up or perhaps the league is so small it gets overlooked. If that’s the case where you play, let’s talk.

STEVE SPARKS
And finally, I am sure most if not all of you heard of the passing of Steve Sparks one of our favorite clients. We will be renaming the Lone Star Classic in Houston in his honor. Sparky was one of a kind and we will miss him terribly.

RAY STEINER
Another great client can use some prayers and good vibes and that is Maryland’s own Ray Steiner. Ray is another special player who brings life, joy and a competitive zeal to every event he participates in. He suffered a heart attack a few weeks ago but has had a successful triple bypass and is home and according to friends is already looking at the schedule to join us soon….get better soon Ray.

Keep sharing our Facebook posts and enjoy a safe summer….see you soon.

Greenie