Saturday, February 25, 2012

Larry Walker and Canadian Ball Hall partner for 2nd year of trophy line

Press Release Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame

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London’s Nothers Signs & Recognitions to market unique award Canada-wide

St. Marys – Larry Walker has agreed to lend his image and signature to a second series of team trophies available Canada-wide through Nothers Signs and Recognitions, in partnership with the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame. The Fergie Jenkins version of the exclusive trophy was a hit at team banquets from coast to coast last year.

The trophy, available in two sizes, and the medal, available in gold, silver or bronze, are for giving grass roots players something to remember their season by, be it for winning or just participating.

“It is a classy and meaningful tangible for their bedroom shelf, a symbol of how much fun the baseball season was, and hopefully a reminder to sign up again next year,” said Ball Hall director of operations Scott Crawford.

The trophy displays an autographed photo of Walker, the greatest position player Canada has ever produced, who was inducted into the Canadian Ball Hall in 2009. The red maple leaf is incorporated to emphasize that baseball is a proud part of Canadiana, because of the deep heritage of baseball in Canada, and the significant impact that Canada has had on the baseball industry.

“A portion of the proceeds from each award will be donated towards funding the Hall of Fame’s KIDS ON DECK summer camp program,” said Jim Nother, president of Nothers Signs & Recognition.

“This camp helps boys and girls aged 9-15 not only learn baseball and softball, but it also serves as a medium to break down perceived barriers and promote cultural awareness. We praise the Hall for their commitment to this cause, and we felt this was the perfect way to demonstrate our support.”

Walker, born in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, belted 383 career homeruns among his 2,160 hits while compiling a .313 lifetime batting average over his 17-year career, has been giving back to his native country in this regard, as well as by helping coach Team Canada in recent years.