As many of you know, Keene, N.H., is a big baseball city. I think it runs in our veins. About 15 years ago a group of baseball-minded citizens established the Keene Swamp Bats, a collegiate team that is part of the NECBL, a wood-bat league of college players aspiring to make it big time, to the show, the pinnacle– professional baseball. It is very similar to the Cape Cod League.
Donahue Law was a major sponsor in the early years and right from the start was a significant contributor to the effort. Don’t get me wrong, there were many others who put in much more than I did ( and in comparison I was a very minor player), but nonetheless Donahue Law was there to help make it happen when things were just in the planning stages. Literally this injury lawyer was one of the first local businessmen who stepped forward to back the Swamp Bats. Happily, several others have since stepped up to the plate, and as a result, the effort and the dream, has been a smashing success.
I’ve taken a few years off as a so-called Home-Run Sponsor, even though I always make some kind of contribution, like Donahue Law/ Swamp Bat t-shirts, mugs, and the like. After going to opening night last night, I’ve decided to play a larger role. It is such an excellent and wholesome community event. It is not unusual to get crowds of thousands to each game.
Watching a game at Keene’s Alumni Field is a treat. The field is quaint, a throw-back to days gone by, to a simpler time. You’ll run into a mixture of young & old, and rich & poor. There’s a number of volunteers who generously give of their time and talents to run the show. The ballpark food is very good, and every seat is just fine. You know you’re in a special part of the country during a nice summer night at the ballpark. Sounds corny, but it’s just the way it is.
The players come from colleges around the country, and the baseball is very good, if not excellent. They are housed by local families, and work during the day at local businesses. Many have gone on to the professional ranks, including Andre Ethier, Tim Stauffer, Jeff Keppinger, Andy LaRoche, Jeff Fulchino, Alfredo Amezega and Luke Carlin– to name a few who’ve made it all the way to the top.
If you’re looking for some good, clean fun this summer, go to a Swamp Bats game at Alumni Field in Keene, New Hampshire, and invite some family and friends. It’s really refreshing to see people having fun in an atmosphere that’s not X-rated, which is highly unusual these days.
In fact, call or email me and I’ll make sure you get FREE tickets to a game. I promise, you’ll love it!
Keep your strength, and have a safe and enjoyable summer.
See you at the ballpark.
The Swamp Bats play to win… so does Donahue Law!
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