for immediate release: 5 March, 2004
Cape League Game of the Week on PIXY Announced
Major Radio Package Includes All-Star Game and League Championship
CAPE COD, Mass. – After debuting on Cool 102 last season, the Cape Cod Baseball League Game of the Week on Monday nights will be broadcast live on its sister station, PIXY 103 (WPXC, 102.9 FM) in 2004.
PIXY 103, Cape Cod's Rock & Roll, is the most listened to radio station on Cape Cod among the target audience of males age 25-54, with a 14.1 average share of the listening audience.
Vince Cremona, Market Manager for Qantum's Cape stations said "We are thrilled to be able to run this season's games on PIXY 103. It's a natural fit with Pixy's airing of Monday Night Football, the playoffs and the Super Bowl. We look forward to an exciting season, and maybe some new listeners.” In addition to a seven-game regular season schedule Mondays beginning at 6:45 p.m., the Cape League package will include the CCBL All-Star Game in Orleans, Saturday, July 24 and league championship game (s) during the second week of August.
The Cape League Game of the Week begins Monday, June 21 with Brewster playing at defending CCBL champion Orleans Cardinals. All 10 teams appear on the package.
"I've always been a huge fan of the Cape League,” said Dana Panepinto, station manager at Qantum. “The success we had last year broadcasting the Game of the Week was very rewarding to me. I look forward to building on that success this summer and many more."
Larry Egan, morning on-air personality and program director at Cool 102, will again serve as play-by-play announcer, while John Garner, Jr., the CCBL's Director of Public Relations & Broadcasting, will be color analyst. The broadcasts will be simulcast through Free Teamline and can be listened to by going to www.capecodbaseball.org, clicking onto the TEAMLINE logo and following the prompts.
"We are excited about our second season of the Cape League Game of the Week," said CCBL President Judy Walden Scarafile. "This radio package allows our players, fans and parents to listen to some of our top games, both on and off the Cape."
Any companies interested in advertising on the game of the week package should contact Dana Panepinto, Qantum at 508-778-2888 or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cape League Radio Game of the Week on PIXY 103
||Brewster at Orleans
||Orleans at Falmouth
||Cotuit at Harwich
||Hyannis at Chatham
||CCBL All-Star Game at Orleans
||Bourne at Wareham
||YD at Harwich
||CCBL League Championship Series
Wareham at Hyannis (@Sandwich)
CAPE LEAGUE TEAM RAISED MONEY FOR MARCH OF DIMES TELETHON
Thanks in part to participation of league officers and volunteers from the Cape Cod Baseball League, the 34th annual Cape Cod Telerama, benefiting the March of Dimes, raised $52,000 in pledges over the 11-hour broadcast.
The telerama was broadcast to the entire Cape with the cooperation of Comcast and Adelphia Cable companies and the Cape responded to insure a day when all babies will be born healthy. The March of Dimes fund-raising event was held at the Tilden Arts Center at Cape Cod Community College and over 300 volunteers helped to make the show a huge success. Musical groups, local organizations and former March of Dimes ambassador families appeared throughout the day. Dick Sullivan, former Dean of Student Affairs at the College and current deputy commissioner of the CCBL, served as host for the 34th consecutive year.
“What a great Telethon - we broke the record with $52,000 in pledges,” said Sullivan. ”I can't thank the Cape League enough for a tremendous job during the final hour of the event for raising close to $8,000 dollars to put us over the top and in doing so, making a statement that we are going to win the great fight against birth defects. I was never so proud of our dear Cape League family for such an outpouring of caring!”
Sunday’s Telethon raised the most money in its history and it was a significant increase over last year. The highest individual bid for the event was $2800 and won this person a weekend stay at the Presidential Suite at Chatham Bars Inn and two tickets to their Chef’s dinner that will be held April 3. This extravaganza will benefit the Cape & Islands March of Dimes and will feature eight new American Chefs from all over the country.
The top fund-raising teams were the Cape League, Chatham Squire, Shepley Wood Products and Cape Cod Masons (2 teams). Other teams included the NAACP, Michael O’Keefe, Knights of Columbus, Rotary Club of Yarmouth/Dennis, Hyannis/Osterville Rotary and Tennis/Ped/Kiwanis.
Participants from the Cape League were Randy Shepard, Hyannis Mets and Eye Health Services; Paul Galop, CCBL Commissioner; Judy Walden Scarafile, CCBL President; Kim Wolfe, CCBL and Hyannis Mets; John Garner, CCBL and Hyannis Mets; Lynn and Kevin Ladetto, Bourne Braves, Tom Fink, Bourne Braves; Peg Rose, Harwich Mariners; Sue Pina, Cotuit Kettleers; John Wylde, Wareham Gatemen; Sue Horton, Orleans Cardinals; Harry Barker, Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox and Jack Kelleher, Chatham A’s
CCBL HALL OF FAMER GEORGE GREER CAPTURES 7OOTH WIN
Cape League coaching and playing legend George Greer captured his 700th career coaching victory in Wake Forest’s win over High Point College. The personable Greer was a field manager for Cotuit from 1979-87 and compiled a won-lost record of 213-143-21 with three league titles. He was named Cape League manager of the year in 1979 and ’83. He also was an all-star player for Chatham from 1965-67.
COTUIT KETTLEERS TO PLAY COLUMBUS IN PRE-SEASON SCRIMMAGE
Coming off a third-place finish in the CCBL’s West Division last season, the Cotuit Kettleers will play the Columbus All-Americans in a pre-season scrimmage Tuesday, June 15 at Cotuit. Columbus is the defending Great Lakes Collegiate League champion and this will be an early season test for new field manager Mike Roberts and the Kettleers team. This pre-season game is part of Columbus’ annual trip to Cape Cod.
HYANNIS METS TO HOLD SPRING TRAINING DINNER AT ROADHOUSE CAFÉ
After their successful playoff campaign in 2003, the Hyannis Mets will celebrate baseball spring training, Sunday March 14 at the Road House Cafe on South Street in Hyannis. The Mets will announce their player roster for the upcoming season, review last season’s playoff run and highlight some of the top games during the summer. They will also introduce new field manager Greg King, head baseball coach at Thomas College in Waterville, Maine. Hyannis features some of the top college players in the nation. Come help celebrate with the Hyannis Athletic Association. Raffle prizes will be awarded. Training Buffet Dinner Cost: $ 15.00 single, $25.00 per couple. Please RSVP to Kim Wolfe 771-7205. All proceeds benefit the Hyannis Athletic Association MCKEON PARK improvements.
KETTLEERS’ DONALD AND J.R. CROWELL DOING WELL
Freshman, Jason Donald, who will play for the Cotuit Kettleers in 2004, made his mark quickly at Arizona by collecting six hits in a single game recently. Another future Kettleer, Tulane southpaw J.R. Crowel notched his collegiate career best with 10 Ks versus Maryland-Baltimore County.
John Garner, Jr.
CCBL Director of Public Relations & Broadcasting
(508) 790-0394 email@example.com