MINOT, ND- The 2019 Expedition League All-Star Extravaganza in just under a week away and it will take place right here at Corbett Field in Minot.

The festivities will kick off Monday, July 15th with the All-Star Fan Fest presented by Visit Minot, starting at 6:00 PM. The event will feature autograph sessions with the All-Star representatives from each team and batting practice to which fans can watch. There will also be plenty of food and entertainment for the fans to enjoy. The evening’s festivities will be highlighted by the 2019 All-Star Home Run Derby, where 10 of the best power hitters from around the Expedition League will be competing against each other to see who the league’s best slugger is. Contestants will be announced soon. They will also be paired up with fans who they will represent for a chance to win great prizes. Tickets for the event are $5 for everyone and all are welcome.

On Tuesday, July 16th, the day will kick off with a luncheon hosted at the Sleep Inn and Suites of Minot with all the players, coaches and several special guests from the community. The event’s food will be catered by Homesteaders and will start at 12 PM.

The festivities will conclude later that night with the main event: the 2019 Expedition League All-Star Game presented by Farmers Union Insurance. On this night, the best collegiate talent from around the country will be right here in Minot to take each other on. The teams will be split by the 2 divisions in the league; the Lewis and Clark divisions. Rosters will also be announced very soon. Gates open at 6 PM with the first pitch is at 7:05 PM.

Miss North Dakota USA Samantha Redding and Miss North Dakota Teen USA Caitlyn Vogel will be performing the national anthem before the game. A flyover from a B-52 bomber from Minot Air Force Base will follow immediately afterward. Throughout the event, national entertainment act Tyler’s Amazing Balancing Act will be performing many of his signature acts, balancing everything from tables to ladders and even some bats as well.

Tickets for the event will be similar to that of a regular Sabre Dogs game. For more information, visit sourisvalleysabredogs.pointstreaksites.com. To pre-order your tickets, go to tickets.sourisvalleysabredogs.com. For those who are interested in attending all of the festivities, an All-Star Extravaganza package is available. The package includes entrance into the Fan Fest, a chance to be assigned to a player competing in the Home Run Derby for a chance to win a prize, an All-Star t-shirt, a ticket to the luncheon at the Sleep-Inn, and entrance into the All-Star Game. The package is priced at $49 per person. For more information and any other questions, call the Sabre Dogs office at 701-839-9100.

Scott Kopacz

Scott Kopacz is the Digital Media Coordinator of the Souris Valley Sabre Dogs.

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