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Dear fans, families, sponsors and volunteers,

2015 was a challenging year but we certainly have a lot to be proud of and a lot to be thankful for.

We had a team full of terrific players who spent the summer playing ball and participating in greater Danbury community events. They hit home runs on the diamond and read books to kids in schools. They ran the bases like pros and spent time at the local senior center talking baseball. They fielded ground balls and pop ups and helped up collect food for an area food pantry and met the Prospects at the Prospector Theater in Ridgefield.

We had a great group of interns this year, too. They were the faces and the voices of the Danbury Westerners for many of you. They came from schools throughout the country to work and learn and hone their skills. They made you smile with their on-field games and when the team was traveling, kept you informed via the internet broadcast and game day recaps.

Our host families made connections with players that will last a lifetime. And, we hope, you'll consider the benefits of becoming a host family starting in 2016.

Our sponsors are the lifeblood of our organization. Without their ongoing support we wouldn't be able to put together this team year after year. It takes a lot of money annually to run this program, and without the financial support of our sponsors... well.... it just wouldn't happen.

Our fans are the best in the league. They travel far and wide to support the Westerners (and see some cool places, too). They attend every home game and cheer for every hit, every catch and every player. We're honored to have such loyal, loving fans.

Our program continues to excel, even if it doesn’t translate to wins on the scoreboard all of the time. We had six players selected in this year’s MLB draft, and several more signed as non-drafted free agents. In 2015 there were 50 former Westerners on professional baseball team rosters, and five played in the Major Leagues, including AL Rookie of the Year candidate Billy Burns. Several more advanced in the minor leagues, including Mike Hauschild, Jimmy Reed and Zach Shank.

As always, we're eager for your feedback. Did we do something great this summer? Is there something we could do better? Is there something new you think we should try? Please let us know by email at paul@danburywesterners.com.

Thank you again for your support!

Thank you to our Sponsors

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Hat City Centric - "Let's Play Ball"


Baseball and summer go hand it hand. We are fortunate to have a team of up and comers call The Hat City home.

The Danbury Westerners are a collegiate summer baseball team that is part of the New England Collegiate Baseball League. You can catch home games right at the edge of downtown at Rogers Park. Fun fact: They are the oldest team in the league, having played the inaugural season in 1995. The organization behind the team is a non-profit with the mission to provide “Major League Baseball-supported summer professional development baseball entertainment.”

These college players are out there with dreams of playing in the big time. Some of them make it. “The Danbury Westerners currently have five former players in the major leagues and more than 45 playing in the minor leagues and independent professional leagues. Between this year and last, 18 Westerners were drafted by Major League Baseball teams,” pointed out Jennifer Morandi, the board of directors vice president of operations. She added that, “Before they got there, though, each of the them played here in Danbury for eight weeks, one summer - sometimes two summers. They stayed with volunteer host families, and they visited local schools, libraries, senior centers and other community organizations. They became a part of the greater Danbury community while they were here.”

We finally made it to our first Westerners Game this year. It was great to be outside on a clear, warm summer night watching some baseball. The stadium seating is small, but you can bring your own lawn chairs and saddle up to the sideline fences instead. We totally plan to do that next time. There are the classic baseball concessions like burgers, hot dogs, and soda. This year there’s also Hog Wild BBQ.

We love the crack of the wooden bat. We love the passionate crowd cheering on the players. The games are perfect for families. It was sweet to watch kids eagerly awaiting a chance to get their photo taken with Westy, the team mascot. Tickets only cost $5 for adults, $3 for senior citizens, and free for children under 12. Current and former military personnel also get in for free. If you’re a baseball fan, a Danbury Westerners game is simply a great way to spend a summer evening.

The season is fairly compact, starting in early June and going until the end of July, with the playoffs beginning in early August. To get the full home game schedule visit the team website: www.danburywesterns.com or you can check out the Facebook page: Facebook.com/WesternersBaseball 

This post, in it's entirety, can be found at Hat City Centric and a version was previously printed in The Tribuna.



The Danbury Westerners Baseball Club is an all volunteer, non-profit service organization!

Our goal is to provide enhance our community through affordable, famiy-friendly baseball entertainment and to provide a rewarding summer experience for all Westerners players, coaches, host families, interns, volunteers, sponsors, honorees and fans.

Did you know?

  • Each year the Westerners host a free baseball clinic for our young fans
  • Each Westerners home game honors a not-for-profit or other service organization
  • All current or former military personnel are admitted for free to our games
  • The Westerners are advocates of literacy, and for the past five seasons have donated thousands of tickets to local libraries and elementary schools to promote reading through our ERA (Eager Readers Achieve) program
  • The Westerners support our not-for-profits throughout the year by donating prize packages, which include free tickets, merchandise, and an opportunity to throw out a first pitch or take batting practice with the team?
  • The Westerners, and Westy, make numerous appearances during the summer at elementary schools, nursing homes and other venues

The cost of running this elite summer collegiate baseball program is high. Each season we go through approximately 100 wooden bats and 1,000 baseballs, and incur significant costs for busing, facilities, equipment, umpires, player meals, marketing, and league fees.

Your donation, of any amount, makes a difference!  Click below to make a secure donation on our Razoo.com page.


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All Westerners Home Game Tickets can be purchased at the park:

$5.00 for Adults (13 & over)
 $3.00 for Seniors

 Children (12 and under) and
Current and former miliary
personnel are Free.

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