South Jersey Baseball:
Thursday, July 21, 2005
By Denny Watson
The Atlantic City Surf Professional Baseball Club is offering the thrill and excitement of being a minor league baseball player in their first annual Minor League Fantasy Camp on October 13-16, 2005. Fantasy campers will take the field in their very own uniform to experience the life of a minor league baseball player, with bus rides, lodging, roommates, meals, away games, personal photos and award ceremonies.
Fantasy camp games will be played at Atlantic City’s Sandcastle Stadium with a road trip game to be played at Camden’s Campbell Field, home of the Camden Riversharks. Both teams play in the prestigious Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, the top independent minor league in the country. The experience will also include post game clubhouse “spreads” and former Major Leaguers as managers, including former Philadelphia Phillie great, Greg “The Bull” Luzinski. In addition, instructional advice will be given from the 2004 Atlantic League Manager of the Year, Atlantic City Surf Manager Jeff Ball.
Frank Dougherty, Assistant Director of Group Sales for the Surf and Director of the Minor League Fantasy Camp, said, “For gentlemen who are enthusiastic about baseball, this will be a great opportunity to get a behind the scenes look at what goes on in the minor leagues. This is baseball in its purest form and it will bring you enough memories to last a lifetime.”
The Fantasy Camp Includes:
· Professional uniforms with home and away jerseys
· Instruction with the Pros; including Surf Players and Coaches
· 3 Nights lodging in Atlantic City
· Games at 2 different, amazing stadiums
· Opening night “team meeting” in Atlantic City
· Saturday night banquet
· An on field awards ceremony at the conclusion of the camp
· A continental breakfast and lunch each day
The Atlantic City Surf invites you to experience this once in a lifetime opportunity in one of America’s favorite cities. There’s just nothing like baseball in the minors. This will be a “major” experience in minor league style. For camp information call Frank Dougherty at (609) 344 8873, ext. 109. Also feel free to visit our website at www.acsurf.com for more information.