By Lance Tominaga, ESPN Honolulu Web Editor.
Hawaii baseball fans, there’s still time to get your tickets to the very first “For the Love of the Game Celebration,” a fundraiser for the University of Hawaii baseball program. The event is set for Sunday, Feb. 6, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at SimpliFi Arena at Stan Sheriff Center.
This is a great opportunity to meet new Rainbow Warrior head baseball coach Hill and the 2022 team. There will also be great food and beverages from local companies and establishments, and both a live and silent auction.
To view the official “For the Love of the Game Celebration” event flyer, which includes ticket and contact information, click here: FOR THE LOVE OF THE GAME
To get you in the spirit of the event, here are some favorite quotations about the great game of baseball:
“Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good, too.” — Yogi Berra
“Playing baseball for pay – home run. Teaching kids to play the game – priceless.” – Jack Perconte
“Baseball isn’t just a game. It’s life being played out on a field – a field of dreams – on diamonds of green, where players pursuing their dreams try to be the best they can be on the grandest stage of all – where men become boys and boys become men, all speaking one universal language without uttering a single word.” – Tom Tatum
“Baseball is a good thing. Always was, always will be.” – Stephen King
“The other sports are just sports. Baseball is a love.” – Bryant Gumbel
“Life will always throw you curves, just keep fouling them off…The right pitch will come, but when it does, be prepared to run the bases.” – Rick Maksian