Jackfish Partner with Niagara Health Foundation for Health Care Heroes Night

WELLAND – The Welland Jackfish, Niagara’s sports entertainment destination, will host Healthcare Hero Night powered by Niagara Health Foundation at Welland Stadium on Saturday, June 25th as the Fish welcome the Toronto Maple Leafs to The Pond!

The Jackfish will honour several healthcare workers who can be nominated at WellandJackfish.com

"This is our small way of saying 'thank you' to the many essential workers who helped guide us through a very difficult time in history," said Jackfish President and Director of Fun, Ryan Harrison. "The Jackfish are excited to salute these workers and recognize them in front of the Niagara Region."

Nominations are open to the public, who are encouraged to share a photo or video, and a brief narrative explaining why the individual being recognized is a frontline hero. Four recipients will be selected and will receive a custom jersey, VIP experience, 10-pack of Jackfish flex tickets, and acknowledgement during the game. To submit a nomination, please complete the form here (wellandjackfish.com/healthcareheroes).

The Jackfish have also announced the season long “Strikeout Cancer” initiative that will see the Jackfish donate $5 for every strikeout a Jackfish pitcher throws throughout the 2022 regular season. Proceeds will go directly to the Walker Family Cancer Centre at Niagara Health.

“We are so exciting to be partnering with the Welland Jackfish, Niagara’s premier baseball team.  We want to thank them for honouring Niagara Health’s essential workers who have continued to work tirelessly for the residents of Niagara.  The funds raised from this partnership will support the purchase of much needed patientcare equipment at Niagara Health, says Andrea Scott, President & CEO of Niagara Health Foundation.

Discounted tickets starting at $9 are being offered to all Niagara Region Health Care Workers with valid ID. To receive a link to purchase group tickets, or to share with employees, please contact the Jackfish staff at info@wellandjackfish.com or 905- 735-9834.

The Welland Jackfish are a member of Canada’s best league, the Intercounty Baseball League. The over 100-year old summer league is one of the oldest baseball leagues in the world, with the league established in 1919, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. For more information, visit www.wellandjackfish.com or follow the Jackfish on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @wellandjackfish.