Rotary turns to 18th All-Star Baseball Classic on June 11

The Rotary Club of Whittier is hosting its 18th Annual All-Star Baseball Classic and 11th Annual All-Star Softball Classic to be held on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at York Field in Whittier.

York Field is located at the southeast corner of Santa Fe Springs Road and Slauson Avenue in Whittier. All-Star Coaches for Baseball are Bobby Ramirez, of Pioneer High School and Anthony Gonzalez, Jr., of La Serna High School; and for softball are Jim Maier of St. Paul High School and Mike Reed of La Serna High School.


The All-Star Softball game will commence at 3 p.m., and the All-Star Baseball game will follow at 6 p.m. The Home Run Derby will precede the baseball game. Admission for both games and the Home Run Derby will be $5 for adults; $3 for high school students with valid student ID;  and, free for children 12 years and younger.

A luncheon to honor the selected All-Star Baseball and Softball players will be held at 11:45 a.m. on Tuesday, June 10 at the Radisson Hotel Whittier. The luncheon will feature former Major League Baseball player Al Martin as the guest speaker. Tickets for the luncheon are $15 and include a ticket to the game day events. Luncheon tickets can be purchased at the door. Reservations can be made by emailing or via the website at:

Many community-minded organizations support this event including: Home Run Sponsor, Toyota of Whittier; Triple Play Sponsor, Rose Hills Memorial Park & Mortuary, and All-Star Sponsors: Brookfield Residential, Consolidated Disposal Service, PIH, Popular Community Bank, and San Gabriel Valley Medical Center. The Snack Shack Sponsors are Orchard’s Fresh Foods and Sprouts Farmers Market, and the Banquet Sponsor is Radisson Hotel Whittier. Proceeds from the event will benefit local charities and fund projects in the community.

The thirteen area high schools represented in the Classics include:  California, El Rancho, La Mirada, La Habra, La Serna, Montebello, Pioneer, Saint Paul, Santa Fe, Sonora, Schurr, Whittier and Whittier Christian.


The Rotary Club of Whittier supports numerous charitable organizations in the Whittier area including the Boys & Girls Club, YMCA, American Red Cross, The Whole Child and First Day Coalition.  In addition, the Rotary Club recognizes teachers from the Whittier Union High School District, donates books to the Whittier City School District and provides scholarships to students at Whittier College and Rio Hondo. Contact for more information or contact Rett Rasmussen, 562-822-0755, or or Jeff Nickell, 562-692-2255, or


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