NORTH ADAMS -- The North Adams SteepleCats organization wrapped up its 11th season of play with a return to the postseason, an array of individual honors, and a reestablishment as one of the New England Collegiate Baseball League’s most prestigious franchises in the summer of 2012.
But before the calendar turned to the New Year, the SteepleCats franchise received another fulfilling local honor, as the organization was awarded the Certificate of Appreciation for participating in the Community Coalition’s National Night Out activities in December.
The North Adams community bestowed the honor to the SteepleCats citing the team’s community involvement. The team and the town have worked hand-in-hand toward a number of endeavors, including sending Slider, the official team mascot, to community events, as well as providing additional assistance for other local events. Slider was also given a certificate for his role in National Night Out, as well.
Entering its 12th season of existence in the summer of 2013, the SteepleCats and team president Dan Bosley will continue to take on an even bigger role in participating in community activities. Those efforts include sending Slider out more so than ever before to local businesses and events, as well as participating in more community activities.
Recently, Slider made an appearance at Community Day in nearby Stanford, Vt.
"It is fulfilling to be part of so many community activities," Bosley noted.
"It fits into the core function of the SteepleCats’ goals of taking an active role toward making life better and a little more entertaining in the northern Berkshire community."
Season tickets for the 2013 campaign are available online at www.steeplecats.com, as well as at a number of local businesses; visit Val’s Variety Store in Adams, Creation’s and Man’s World Styling Salon in North Adams, and Billmont’s Country Store in Stamford, Vt., to inquire about SteepleCat ticket packages for the 2013 season.