FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 10, 2017
VICTORIA, B.C. – The Victoria HarbourCats are pleased to announce the creation of a new position within the organization as Park Jung has been hired as team chaplain.
Team chaplains are common throughout professional and collegiate sport, but the role is new ground for the HarbourCats and West Coast League. Jung will become the first chaplain in team and league history.
A long-time resident of Victoria, Park has a Masters of Art in Christian Studies and is completing his Certificate in Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care from ACTS Seminary of Trinity Western University in Vancouver, BC.
Jung has been involved ministry for more than 15 years, ranging from children’s and singles ministry at Glad Tidings Church in Victoria, to his work with Kairos International Prison Ministry.
Park currently serves on the music team at Victoria’s Glad Tidings Church where he has served since 1999.
The purpose of the team chaplain position is to be present to provide moral, psychological and spiritual care to members of the HarbourCats when desired. Jung will attend home games, lead chapel meetings for those who wish to partake, and will be available for one-on-one consultation.
“I look forward to the opportunity to come along side of our players and witness the growth of these young men’s character on and off the field over the course of the summer,” says Jung. “I thank God and the HarbourCats for this opportunity and I look forward to a great season.”
Jung has support from fellow sports chaplains in Victoria including Lukas Bonnett, Westshore Rebels chaplain and Glad Tidings youth pastor, as well as Victoria Royals chaplain Dave Steingard.
FAITH NIGHT WITH GLAD TIDINGS CHURCH AND GT WESTHILLS
The HarbourCats are excited to announce that the team’s Wednesday, June 21 game against the defending WCL champion Corvallis Knights will be Faith Night with Glad Tidings Church and GT Westhills.
Members of Glad Tidings and their leadership will attend the game and will be incorporated into various in-game activities throughout the evening.
General admission tickets to the Wednesday, June 21 game between the HarbourCats and the defending WCL champions will be made available at Glad Tidings in the weeks leading up to the game.
A Glad Tidings information table will also be set up on the concourse during the game.
“This is an exciting opportunity to come together on a game night with Glad Tidings, a longstanding pillar of our Victoria community,” says HarbourCats Communications Director Jonathan Hodgson. “Glad Tidings and the HarbourCats share a common passion for our community and a desire to serve through our unique platforms. We are very pleased to team up for this exciting game night.”
Plans are in the works for a special guest to throw out the first pitch prior to the game at 6:35pm.
All faith groups are welcome to participate in Faith Night. Groups of 20 or more receive group ticket rates. Those interested are asked to call the HarbourCats at 778-265-0327 or visit the team office at 101-1814 Vancouver Street during office hours.
2017 SEASON TICKETS
Over 60,000 fans attended HarbourCats games in 2016 for an average of 2,239 fans per game, which led the West Coast League and ranked ninth in all of North America among summer-collegiate clubs. Secure your favorite seat today for the 2017 season.
Seating location and pricing (Fees and taxes included) options are as follows—
CAMPBELL REAL ESTATE CLUB SEATS (Padded & served. First two rows of Grandstand.)
DIAMOND CLUB SEATS (Known as Field Level Box Seats in 2016)
$589.50 (SOLD OUT)
MAIN GRANDSTAND (Section 10, covered)
PREMIUM SEATING (Sections 6-7-8-9-11-12, blue bucket seats)
GENERAL ADMISSION (Silver bleachers, picnic areas, wheelchair seating, soccer grandstand)
*All prices listed are base price, and do not include fees or GST.
Visit the HarbourCats office at 101-1814 Vancouver Street or call (778)-265-0327 to purchase season tickets or for more information. You can also email email@example.com for further details, or go to the team website at harbourcats.com.
HOMEWARD BOUND APRIL OFFER
Any purchase of a HarbourCats season ticket or 10-pack during the month of April will include a free bag of dog or cat food from Homeward Bound Pet Food Delivery.
10-packs include 10 un-dated vouchers to be redeemed for game tickets (pending availability) in any combination.
Visit http://www.homewardboundpetfood.com and Homeward Bound Pet Food Delivery Victoria on Facebook.
2017 SEATTLE VACATION
The HarbourCats are staging their second consecutive fan vacation to Seattle in 2017 to see the Blue Jays take on the Mariners.
The 2017 vacation takes place June 9-11, 2017 and will include:
Total cost is $798 per person (based on double occupancy). Different rates available for triple as well as single occupancy.
Registration for HarbourCats season ticket holders is $725 (based on double occupancy). The trip is not expected to interfere with the HarbourCats home schedule, as the team is expected to be on the road during this time.
To register, contact Carey Shelby at Flight Centre (1-866-299-5614) or firstname.lastname@example.org
The HarbourCats office (1814 Vancouver Street, 778-265-0327) is open and operating under off-season hours.
Office hours through April:
MONDAY-FRIDAY – 10:00am – 4:00pm
SATURDAY-SUNDAY – Closed (Except by appointment)