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Champions Announce Details for Ottawa All-Star Celebrations

Ottawa, ON – As part of the Ottawa 2017 and Canada 150 celebrations, the OTTAWA CHAMPIONS will be hosting the 2017 Can-Am League vs. American Association All-Star Game, taking place July 25th at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Park.

The All-Star Game will be part of a much bigger two day event which includes an All-Star Little League and Coaches Clinic, Skills Competition, and Home Run Derby on Monday, July 24th, followed by the game itself the next day.

For the first time in All-Star history, the game will pit the best of the Can-Am League against the best of the American Association.

“It’s an honour to host the best players in the two leagues here in Ottawa, especially as part of the Ottawa 2017 and Canada 150 celebrations,” says Champions owner and Can-Am League and American Association commissioner Miles Wolff. “It’s the perfect opportunity to show off the rich culture and vibrant atmosphere that makes Ottawa such a unique city.”

Because the Ottawa Champions won the Can-Am League championship in 2016, manager Hal Lanier will be at the helm for his league, while his protégé and former pitching coach, Winnipeg Goldeyes manager Rick Forney, will lead the American Association team thanks to their 2016 championship.

The full schedule of events is attached.

The Ottawa Champions open the 2017 season on Thursday, May 18th at RCGT Park against the Trois-Rivieres Aigles. Season tickets and flex packs are currently on sale. View the schedule and purchase your tickets now at www.ottawachampions.com.

Tickets for the 2017 Can-Am League vs. American Association All-Star Game are on sale now. Email tickets@ottawachampions.com, call 613-745-2255, or visit the RCGT Park box office for more details.

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