All Star Game THANK YOU!

By: Jason Palatsky

The Dutchmen would like to thank the following for helping make the All-Star Game a great night!

The Albany Dutchmen had the honor of hosting the 2016 Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League at Bob Bellizzi Field at the Christian Plumeri Sports Complex Wednesday Night, which saw a record crowd of 1,482 come out to see the league’s best of what it has to offer.

However, the night could not have gone on without an extraordinary list of sponsors and helping hands that took place in preparation of the night’s events that helped make it a great success. The Dutchmen would like to extend special thanks to:

CSEA (the headline sponsor of the festivities)

The Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League (for all they do in the day-to-day operations of the league)

The City of Albany (for helping put together the events in a fan-friendly environment)

Guilderland Little League (who allowed us to rent bleachers for extra seating)

The Albany Police Department (for all they do in the community and providing us with a safe environment for a great night of baseball)

Stewart’s Shops (for providing a ice cream cart to help cool down fans on a hot night of baseball)

Phillips Hardware (another important sponsor for the evening)

Red Front Restaurant (for providing the food for the players and scouts Luncheon)

Our Original Pizzeria (for providing the players postgame meal)

Hudson’s Crew (for providing pregame entertainment)

Mendelssohn Club (for performing the National Anthem and Take Me Out to the Ballgame)

Stannard Photography (for taking pictures of the Game and Dutchmen home games all season)

MLB Scouting Bureau (for attending all festivities and helping the players recognize their dreams)

Ratigan’s Rentals (for providing tents, chairs, and tables for the luncheon and postgame meal)

College of Saint Rose (for hosting the Dutchmen all season long and the special night to go on)

Dutchmen Staff and Interns (for all they do season long in preparation of games and breaking down afterwards, and spending all day Wednesday at the field setting up for the evening)

J.S. Design (for creating all Dutchmen programs and creating the All-Star Game program)

Perfect Game (for helping with the PGCBL and helping HS athletes with college recruiting)

Albany PD Chief Brendan Cox (for keeping Albany safe daily and throwing out the first pitch)

Frank and Stephen Boucher (for giving their time to help move the bleachers to/from Guilderland)

Renee Lex and Hanna Miele (for singing God Bless America)

Bill Blake and Bill and John Brinkman (for helping concessions during the game Wednesday)

Lyden Productions (for videography of the event)

Melissa Banish (for her creations of the chalk sidewalk drawings)

Josh Howland, Brent Alford, and James and David Troutman (for being interns for the day and helping with the operations)

The Reinhardt Family (for bringing and manning a lemonade stand to provide great refreshment)

The Plumeri Facility Staff of Joe, Kim, and Albert (for all they do in helping keep our ballpark clean)

The College of Saint Rose Grounds Crew of Adam, Oscar, and Al (for keeping the ballfield in pristine condition)

Boy Scout Troop #357 (for presenting the colors before the Game)

All Local and National Media covering the event (allowing these players to show off their talents to the community and having their families and friends being able to follow them back home)

All Dutchmen Sponsors (for everything in allowing the games to go on)

And most importantly, you, the FANS!! None of this could be possible without you guys, and we thank you for making this event special and all Dutchmen home games to be immensely enjoyable!!



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