Blue Jay duo will headline 2019 Field of Dreams fundraiser
The Swift Current 57’s Baseball Club would like to announce that this year’s Field of Dreams Dinner, presented by Innovation Credit Union, is set to take place Saturday, May 11, at the Royal Canadian Legion in Swift Current.
The Committee is excited to announce that this the event will feature a couple of former Toronto Blue Jays, JP Arencibia and Ricky Romero
Arencibia was a fan favorite in Toronto from 2010-2013 as the Blue Jays starting catcher. He was drafted in the 1st Round by the Blue Jays in 2007 with the 21st pick. He excelled in the minor league system for the Blue Jays for three years, collecting the Triple A Pacific Coast League MVP Award in 2010. Arencibia had one of the most memorable Major League debut’s in the history of baseball when he went 4-5 including two home runs in his first ever game in the Majors. In 2013 he was named as a catcher for team USA at the World Baseball Classic. He spent 2014 and 2015 with the Texas Rangers and Tampa Bay Rays before retiring.
Joining Arencibia at this year’s event will be Ricky Romero. After a standout career at Cal State Fullerton where he won the 2004 College World Series, Romero was drafted 6th overall by the Toronto Blue Jays and was the first pitcher drafted in the 2005 MLB Draft. In 2009 Romero made the Blue Jays rotation out of Spring Training and was a Rookie of the year candidate and slotted himself in the #2 spot in the rotation behind Roy Halladay. He had another great season in 2010 and was rewarded with a five-year extension by the Blue Jays. 2011 was a special season for Romero culminating in a selection to the MLB All-star Game that summer. Romero compiled over 50 wins in his Blue Jays career from 2009-2013 and officially retired from baseball in January 2019.
The evening will begin with cocktails at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. There will also be live and silent auctions at the end of the evening. Tickets are $80 for single seats or $600 for a corporate table of eight. If you are interested in purchasing tickets or a table, please contact Brad Woods at 772-0471 or by email at [email protected]tel.net.