Mayor, local celebs compete in HarbourCats charity game

Proceeds of by-donation game going to Victoria United Way

The Victoria HarbourCats are hosting a friendly VIP game that includes regional mayors, MLAs and members from the media this weekend.

HarbourCats general manager Jim Swanson said the June 21 game is a chance to recognize the hard work done by many in the community in promoting local baseball.

“One team will be made up of the executive of the Greater Victoria Baseball Association,” he said. “They’re volunteer and they never get to cross that white line. This is something to pay back for what they do for baseball in Victoria.”

The opposing team will be made up of Victoria Mayor Dean Fortin, Saanich Mayor Frank Leonard, Metchosin Mayor John Ranns, Oak Bay Mayor Nils Jensen, Oak Bay-Gordon Head MLA Andrew Weaver and several sports reporters including the News’ Travis Paterson.

The by-donation game will benefit the United Way.

“We get a lot of support from a lot of different sectors. These are just a few,” Swanson said. “And I think they’ll get an appreciation of how good our players are once this game is over.”

The Saturday game starts around 3 p.m. Visit harbourcats.com for the latest information.