Posted by Phil Andrews
Guelph Royals president Jim Rooney is to appear Thursday before the Exhibition Park neighbourhood group to discuss the club's intention to sell beer during its games at Hastings Stadium.
Here's a copy of the email Rooney sent to the group seeking to appear before it this week:
Thanks for the opportunity to chat and meet with the neighbourhood association on May 17th. To prepare for the meeting, I would like to share some information.
The Guelph Royals Senior Baseball Club, a member of the Intercounty Baseball Association since 1919 is a NOT for Profit community team that wishes to offer the sale of alcohol at some of our games. In working with the city of Guelph, it is our intention that this would be a pilot project for 2012. It would be evaluated at the end of the season. Our loyal fans have repeatedly requested the option for beer for a number of years. Be assured that we will comply with the existing Alcohol Gaming Commission of Ontario and the Alcohol and Risk Management policy of the City of Guelph. Any proceeds from this pilot will allow the Guelph community to reach some of the broader goals it hopes to achieve.
President, Guelph Royals Baseball Club