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Champions Open Title Defence with Jam-Packed Weekend

2017 May 17

Ottawa, ON – The Ottawa Champions begin defence of their 2016 Can-Am League Championship next week with a five game series against the Trois-Rivieres Aigles starting on Thursday, May 18th at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Park.

The weekend will be packed with exciting events for fans of all ages to enjoy, including the banner raising, ring ceremony, fireworks, and our very first Family Day of the season.

The season opener on Thursday will start with the raising of the Can-Am League Championship banner, which will remain at mast for the entirety of the season. Mayor Jim Watson is scheduled to throw out the first pitch.

On Friday we’re giving out hardware. The Championship rings will be presented to all returning coaches and players during a pregame ceremony at RCGT Park.

It will also be the first Jewel 98.5 Date Night of the season. Fans who attend Friday night home games can enter to win two grand prizes courtesy of Jewel 98.5 that will be drawn on July 14th and September 1st.

Young baseball players from across Ottawa will take the field on Saturday for the annual Little League Night where they’ll join their favourite players on the field for the national anthem. The night will be capped off by the first fireworks show of the season!

Family Sunday at RCGT Park will once again feature fun for all ages, with inflatable rides, face painting, and kids running the bases after the game.

The weekend will wrap up with another matinee on Monday afternoon to celebrate Victoria Day.

Tickets for the opening series and all other 2017 regular season home games, plus the 2017 Can-Am League vs. American Association All-Star Game scheduled for July 25th in Ottawa, are on sale now.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.ottawachampions.com, by phone at 613-745-2255, or in person at the RCGT Park box office.