2017 Express Program August 14 - Page 4

W elcome L etters Dear Express Fans, The city of Eau Claire is proud to welcome you to the historic Carson Park Baseball Stadium. Our staff is excited to begin the 79th season of baseball in this stadium. This old stadium was built in 1937 with help from the Works Progress Administration at a cost of $60,000. Each year over 100 ball games are played on this field by area high schools, American Legion, the Cavaliers and the Express. Our ball diamond maintenance crews strive to make Carson the best place to play ball in Northwoods League. This season for the Eau Claire Express promises to be even more exciting for Eau Claire families. We invite you to tour the stadium and the Eau Claire baseball Hall of Fame at the Hank Aaron Plaza. Hammerin’ Hank finally has some company in the plaza, with inductions of: Herman White; Dick “Ran” Bezanson; Tom Poquette; Victor “Vic” Johnson; Harvey Tomter; “Handy” Andy Pafko, Glen St. Arnault and Eau Claire Little League Founders Andy Green, Harold “Diz” Kronenberg, Howie Bullock and the 41 Eau Claire natives that made into the minor leagues by signing professional baseball contracts. Carson Park is surrounded by an ancient ox-bow lake formed by the mighty Chippewa River and offers many opportunities for recreation enjoyment including canoeing and fishing. Good luck to all Northwoods League players and we hope the fans enjoy your time at Carson Park and in Eau Claire! Jeff Pippenger, Director Eau Claire Parks Community Services Department On behalf of Visit Eau Claire and the entire hospitality industry of the area, we extend to you a sincere welcome to Eau Claire’s Carson Park! As the proud hometown of the Eau Claire Express, we are anxious to show off the many exciting activities and attractions our area has to offer. Visit the Hank Aaron Tribute dedicated to “Hammerin’ Hank” as he made his debut in Carson Park with the Eau Claire Bears back in 1952! Our majestic Carson Park saw the golden era of baseball including such talents as Andy Pafko, Joe Torre, and Bob Uecker to name a few. While in Carson Park, be sure to visit our renowned Chippewa Valley Museum and the historic Paul Bunyan Logging Camp. Each attraction offers rich history of the Eau Claire area from its earliest inhabitants to the present day, and promises to be fun for the whole family. We thank you for visiting our area and supporting the Eau Claire Express, and sincerely hope you will enjoy all the fun and beauty that surrounds Eau Claire. For information on other great events and attractions, go to www.visiteauclaire.com. Enjoy the game! Linda John, Executive Director Visit Eau Claire $25.00 per person PIZZA PAVILION GROUPS OF 10-15 PACKAGE INCLUDES: -$50 IN TOPPERS PIZZA -ballpark food -UNLIMITED SODA & WATER -FOUR domestic BEER TICKETs/person Call (715)839-7788 for availability! 4