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Woods re­plac­ing Gru­ber as Morell Sports­man’s Din­ner’s guest

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - SPORTS -

Orig­i­nal Toronto Blue Jay Al Woods will be pinch hit­ting as the spe­cial guest at this year’s Morell Sports­man’s Din­ner.

The an­nounce­ment was made Thurs­day af­ter for­mer Jay Kelly Gru­ber, who was to han­dle the du­ties, in­formed the or­ga­niz­ing com­mit­tee he was un­able to at­tend due to a fam­ily mat­ter.

Woods had a seven-year ca­reer in the ma­jors. Orig­i­nally drafted by the Mon­treal Ex­pos in 1971, Woods signed with the Min­nesota Twins in 1972 and went to the Toronto Blue Jays in the 1976 ex­pan­sion draft. He home­red as a pinch hitter in his and the Jays’ first ever ma­jor league game.

Woods will also be con­duct­ing a skills clinic for a group of eight and nine year olds, in con­junc­tion with Base­ball P.E.I., the af­ter­noon be­fore the din­ner.

The din­ner, or­ga­nized by the North­side Com­mu­ni­ties Ini­tia­tive com­mit­tee will be held at Morell High School on Satur­day, July 18, at 6 p.m.

The vol­un­teer com­mit­tee is rais­ing funds to re­place the ag­ing Morell rink with a multi-pur­pose venue to serve com­mu­ni­ties from Scotch­fort to St. Peter’s Bay.

Tick­ets are still avail­able at $100 per per­son. Con­tact Kip­per Doyle at 902-313-0068 for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion.

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