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Hot Stove Banquet set for Jan. 27

The 20th Annual Cedar Rapids Kernels Hot Stove Banquet will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 27 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in downtown Cedar Rapids.

The banquet will include a silent auction featuring sports memorabilia and local items, a Minnesota Twins Hot Stove Roundtable Discussion featuring Twins top pitching prospect Jose Berrios, and the induction of the Class of 2016 into the Cedar Rapids Baseball Hall of Fame.

This year’s Hall of Fame Class includes Dale Brodt, Tom Lawless and Reggie Sanders.

Proceeds from this event help the Kernels Foundation accomplish its vision of ensuring that all youth in Eastern Iowa have the opportunity to experience the thrills and life-enhancing lessons that come from engaging in athletics and recreational activities.

Tickets for the banquet are $50 in advance and $55 at the door, with corporate tables seating 10 people available for $450. Tickets can be purchased at Veterans Memorial Stadium during regular business hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by phone at 363-3887. Banquet tickets also may be purchased on-line at

KCRG TV-9, KZIA and KGYM are media sponsors of the banquet.


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