‘Bulldog Bash’ event to unfold Sept. 1
The first-ever "Bulldog Bash" will be Friday, Sept. 1, and will coincide with the Baldwin High School Bulldogs' home opener against Prairie View.
Activities begin at 5 p.m. in the parking lot west of Liston Stadium and will continue until shortly before the 7 p.m. kickoff. Proceeds from the event will assist in "start-up" expenses for junior high football in the Baldwin School District.
The "Baldwin Bash" is designed to be a community-wide tailgate party with food, entertainment and fun provided for Bulldog fans of all ages. In addition to live music and a tasty barbecue buffet, "bashers" will have their chance to try their skill at a number of contests that take place on the nearby Baker practice field.
Kicking, passing and punting contests, as well as a few other "surprise" events will be administered by Baker University athletes. Participants will have an opportunity to win various prizes provided by local businesses and Bulldog fans.
Cost for the event is $50 per family, regardless of family size. A ticket not only admits an entire family to the Bash and all its activities, but also gets the whole family into the football game between the Bulldogs and Prairie View.
Tickets can be purchased at the "official" Baldwin Bash outlets (Walt's Pizza, The Lodge, Santa Fe Market) or purchased from members of the Junior High Football Fundraising Committee.
Baldwin Braves finish second in league
The Baldwin Braves, the 11-12 year old team in the competitive division for the Baldwin City Recreation Commission, wrapped up second place this weekend and advanced to the state tournament.
The Braves finished with a 6-6 record and the team received trophies. They will also be playing in the AABC state tourney this weekend in Kansas City, Kan.
Team members are: Dale Baker, Travis Barnes, Joe Bonner, Kevin Callahan, Adam Deere, Cory Lauridsen, Andrew Madl, Scott Meisenheimer, Aaron Mills, David Woodward and Cory Wright. The team was coached by Mike Deere, whose assistants were Mike Meisenheimer and Gary Baker.
50th Baldwin City Open
set for Aug. 6
The Baldwin City Golf Association, through its dues paying members, will host its 50th Baldwin City Open on Sunday, Aug. 6. This tournament is open to all players, 18 years of age and older, who pay the $30 entry fee which includes lunch. To celebrate the Golden Anniversary, the lunch will be a barbecue and trimmings prepared by Sharon and Gary Keeler. Tee times start at 7:30 a.m. and end at 10 a.m., with foursomes going off at 10 minute intervals.
The golf association has had a long standing lease agreement with the Hazel Kapelle family which has allowed Baldwin City residents to have many years of golf privileges. The officers and members of the association are very appreciative to Mrs. Kapelle for this wonderful relationship.
It is hoped that many of golfers will turn out and support the Open as it helps the financial situation at the course, as do the dues paying membership and the daily green fees for non-members.