The 2013 2nd Annual TCMM Memorial Game will be played at Spitz Stadium on Wednesday May 29, 2013. The Bulls, PBA, Vauxhall Academy, and some Alumni of the programs will participate in this special game that raises dollars for the Tanner Craswell/Mitch MacLean Memorial Fund.
"Their presence will always be at Spitz Stadium. It was like a second home for me during the summers," Shayna Conway commented during a CTV - W5 interview in November 2012. Tanner Craswell and Mitch MacLean were lost in December 2011 in the now infamous murder in Claresholm, AB as the two Bulls players made their way to Calgary to go home for Christmas.
The Bulls retired the two players' numbers at the first TCMM Memorial Game on May 30, 2012 and now the mock jerseys are displayed with names/numbers on the outfield wall at Spitz Stadium. The Bulls also recognized the boys throughout the year by placing their numbers (Craswell - 13 and MacLean 6) at their main positions of SS and 2B prior to each home game in the summer. The Bulls also flew a PEI flag on each of the du gout flag poles during the 2012 season.
The Lethbridge Bulls, Prairie Baseball Academy, and Vauxhall Academy of Baseball were all extremely pleased with the tribute and donation by the Toronto Blue Jays at the Blue Jays Home Opener on April 9th. Tanner & Mitch were remembered appropriately and they can now say they have made the Big Leagues.
Locally, the Lethbridge Bulls partnered with their 2012 Host Pub, Scores Thirst & Grill, to put on Baseball Opening Night in Lethbridge. The night featured great friends and a good time, including the ceremonies viewed live on location, a raffle draw for signed memorabilia donated by the Toronto Blue Jays, capped by the Blue Jays home opening game against the Boston Red Sox. Totals have not been tallied for the wristband sales and raffle ticket sales from the draw but those numbers will be forthcoming very shortly. In the mean time, if you wish to donate to the Tanner Craswell & Mitch MacLean Memorial Fund you can do one of three things:
The fund is established at the Bank of Nova Scotia, and anyone that wishes to donate can go to any Scotiabank branch in Canada to donate.
Account Name: Tanner Craswell and Mitch MacLean Memorial Fund
Account Number: 00059 0157317
- By email money transfer to: [email protected]
- Or by cheque: the organizations will also be accepting cheques made payable to the Tanner Craswell and Mitch MacLean Memorial Fund and can be mailed to:
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