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Forest City Owls Awarded Prestigious Coastal Plain League All-Star Game in July 2024
Forest City, NC — The Forest City Owls proudly announce their selection as the host city for the prestigious Coastal Plain League’s annual All-Star Game, set to take place on Monday night, July 8, 2024, at the renowned McNair Field. This exciting event will serve as the centerpiece of a weekend-long celebration, featuring an array of entertaining activities, including skills competitions, clinics, a home run derby, and other exciting events to be unveiled in due course.
Phil Dangel, Owner of the Owls, expressed his enthusiasm for this great opportunity. “We are extremely thrilled and deeply honored to showcase McNair Field and Rutherford County to all 15 team owners, along with scouts from every major league team,” stated Dangel. “This speaks volumes about the quality of our venue, our team, our coaches, and the warm hospitality of Forest City. We anticipate welcoming parents and players from across the Southeast to Rutherford County for the very first time. This is a monumental occasion and a tremendous compliment to both the County and the Town. Local businesses, including hotels and restaurants, can anticipate a substantial boost in business during the event.
While the full schedule for the Owls’ 2024 season will be released in mid-October, there is no doubt that the All-Star Game will be a highlight. Dangel added, “We are actively brainstorming numerous innovative ideas for the weekend including possibly a concert on Sunday night after the skills competition, with our primary goal being to create a memorable experience for fans and players alike.”
Mayor Steve Holland also extended his congratulations, emphasizing the significant impact this event will have on the community. “The town of Forest City is elated to host the 2024 All-Star Game,” said Mayor Holland. “This presents a remarkable opportunity for our city and county to showcase our region. The economic benefits of this event are expected to be substantial and will provide a significant boost to our local economy.”
Chip Allen, commissioner of The Coastal Plain League expressed his sentiments regarding the selection of Forest City as the host of the All-Star Game. “Forest City’s dynamic baseball culture and exceptional facilities position it as an outstanding choice for our league’s foremost event. We have full confidence that The Forest City Owls and the community will collaboratively craft an indelible experience that will resonate both with players and fans.”
The All-Star Game is anticipated to feature approximately 65 players representing the East and West squads, with scouts from every Major League team in attendance at both the game and the skills competition.
Stay tuned for more updates and announcements as Forest City prepares to host the Coastal Plain League’s most prestigious event in July 2024.
For media inquiries, please contact:
Phil Dangel 865-384-8666 cell/ 828-245-0000 Owls office [email protected]
About The Coastal Plain League
The Coastal Plain League is the nation’s premier summer collegiate baseball league. The CPL is currently comprised of 15 franchises playing in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. To date, the CPL has had nearly 1,750 alumni drafted and 177 alums make their Major League debut. Most notable alumni include Justin Verlander, Ryan Zimmerman, Mark Reynolds, Kevin Youkilis, Chris Taylor, Alec Bohm, Jake Cave, Chas McCormick and NFL Super Bowl champion Russell Wilson. For more information on the Coastal Plain League, please visit the league website at www.coastalplain.com, and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok @CPLBaseball.
September 7, 2023 8:00 am
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