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IBL champion Jackfish to be celebrated at Welland City Hall

The special event at Civic Square will take place Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The Welland Jackfish won the first Intercounty Baseball League title in their history after defeating the Barrie Baycats 17-1 at Vintage Throne Stadium in Midhurst. They took the series in five games.

The City of Welland is proud to celebrate and honour the Welland Jackfish's Intercounty Baseball League (IBL) championship win with a special event at Civic Square on Thursday, September 28, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Capturing the IBL championship on September 16 in Barrie, the Jackfish have been home celebrating their franchise-first championship with community members, making their next stop at City Hall.

"Since arriving in Welland, and especially throughout this season, the Jackfish have provided our community with exceptional entertainment and showcased the highest calibre of play in the league," said Mayor Frank Campion. "While many may be familiar with their fun and games at the Welland Stadium, it's worth noting that the Jackfish are also a championship-calibre community partner."

The Jackfish seek opportunities to support the Welland community, regularly raising and donating tens of thousands of dollars to support our local community groups. 

Jackfish players and coaches will be on-site to meet and sign autographs as part of the free festivities. Complimentary hot dogs and soft drinks will be available, and activities for all ages will run for the duration of the event. 

This year, the Jackfish drew crowds totalling over 44,000 and raised over $70,000 in funds that were donated to community groups and organizations. 

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