The Friends of Baseball, in conjunction with Weyauwega-Fremont Youth Athletics, hosted their second annual Meet the Indians Baseball Banquet Saturday, Feb. 26, at Ted’s Grandview in Fremont.
Over 130 people attended. The evening featured a meal of chicken and ribs with all the trimmings put on by Ted’s and served by members of the Weyauwega-Fremont baseball team. Everyone received door prizes from local businesses. A 50/50 raffle and 20 different big item prizes were raffled off.
After the meal, members of the W-F baseball team cleared the tables and then it was time for the night’s entertainment. John Hammond of WDUX introduced members of the 2011 team and later interviewed the seniors in attendance as the crowd got a chance to meet the Indians.
After the interviews, former Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Chris Bosio gave an inspirational talk on his life and was given a standing ovation at the end. Bosio was also gracious enough to donate signed baseballs to the Friends of Baseball to help them with future fund-raising efforts.
The Friends of Baseball would like to thank John Hammond and Chris Bosio for the night’s entertainment, along with Ted’s Grandview for hosting and preparing the meal for the banquet.
The money raised will go to improving facilities and opportunities for baseball and its players in the greater Weyauwega and Fremont areas.