Royal Oak Leprechauns Host Winterfest

April 5, 2022by admin

Fans Invited to Light up #TheLuckyCorner on Saturday February 4th

Royal Oak, MI, January 23, 2022 – The Lucky Corner – Memorial Field

The Royal Oak Leprechauns will be celebrating Winterfest at #TheLuckyCorner – Memorial Field with their fans on Saturday February 5th. Gates open at 6:00 p.m. for the free event and there will be food, fun, music and more as well as Leprechaun mascot, Paddy O’Dinger. Leprechaun General Manager Mark Sackett and his staff are going all out for this unique winter celebration.

We’re all excited to hang out with our loyal fans and hopefully meet new ones as well.

We’re all excited to hang out with our loyal fans and hopefully meet new ones as well. We’ve got a great night of entertainment planned with food, hot beverages, music, and the lighting ceremony itself. This is a great opportunity for our fans to hang out with the organization and learn more about the team. We’ll be selling season tickets, individual game tickets, Leprechaun wearables, and more,” GM Mark Sackett said. “We’re looking for more folks to join our organization and be part of a winning and fun team both on and off the field. We have unique opportunities for college players to play and to give college students in sports management an opportunity to learn the trade.

Lights will outline the playing field and fences and at 8:30 p.m., the Leprechauns will have a “Light the Field” moment.

We plan to make this an annual event each off-season and are always looking for more ideas and help to continue building a stronger organization all around,” Mark Sackett. “We’ll have cornhole games going on, hopefully, enough snow for our radar gun to ‘time some snowballs’ and hot and cold beverages and treats from one of our favorite game day partners, Sno Biz.”

The City of Royal Oak Parks and Rec Department partnered with Sackett and his team and have been hard at work in the off-season overseeing improvements at Memorial Park. New pavement throughout the park makes walking the off-field area a much smoother experience. A left-field lounge of sorts will feature a “Paddy O’Deck” for fans to enjoy a Leprechaun outing. New signage from supporters will be up soon and the press box got an upgrade with a new window for the video and audio game day crews. More enhancements are in the works to make a night at #TheLuckyCorner a memorable one for everyone. Memorial Park comes alive this summer with 29 Leprechaun home dates beginning Wednesday, June 1st with an 11:05 a.m. first pitch. 

“We can’t wait for summer to get back out on the field and have fans in the stands cheering on the Leprechauns. We have a full schedule of theme nights planned as well.” Mark Sackett

The full schedule as well as theme nights and all Leprechaun swag can be found online at www.royaloakleprechauns.com.

The Royal Oak Leprechauns are part of the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League launched in 1987. The 2022 league season consists of 13 teams competing across Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan. Top-notch, pro-level talent college players from across the country participate in the historic league each year. 

The Leprechaun team is a division of the USA Prime Michigan organization which originally began in Birmingham, Michigan in 1999. In 2005, with expanded growth, the organization became a nonprofit and began to include players from all over Oakland County. In 2015, USA Prime Michigan added the Leprechauns and Sackett signed with the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League and began this program at Siena Heights University. He moved the team to Royal Oak and to Memorial Park in 2018. For more information, go to: www.royaloakleprechauns.com.

USA Prime Michigan started to provide players motivation for education. Playing baseball will keep kids in school and motivated to continue their education.

If you would like more information about the Royal Oak Leprechauns, please contact Mark Sackett at 248.930.0388 or email him at mark@leprechaunball.com. Follow the Leprechauns on social media: Instagram @roleprechauns, Twitter @LeprechaunBall, and Facebook.