PBA Celebration of Baseball Banquet

The Prairie Baseball Academy is very excited about our 23rd annual Celebration of Baseball Banquet to be held on February 3rd at the Lethbridge Lodge. This banquet is a chance for PBA to acknowledge the accomplishments of our players both on the field and in the classroom. We are extremely proud to be able to give away close to $80,000 in scholarship money to our student-athletes.


The banquet will have two alumni as guest speakers. Aqil Samuel attended PBA from 1996-97, and was a big part of getting the program off the ground, and helping it grow into what it is today. Aquil is now the owner of Advantcomp Consulting in Penticton, BC where he is raising his 17 year old son Aden, who is heavily involved in baseball. Aquil is the all-time career batting average record holder at .397, and coached the first ever PBA Junior Varsity team in 1998.


We are also very excited to have Andrew Case back at our banquet this year. Andrew is an alumni of our program, winning a CCBC championship with the team in 2013. Case has since moved on to the Toronto Blue Jays farm system where he has grinded his way up as high as the AAA Buffalo Bisons, just one step away from the big league team. In the fall of 2017 Case pitched in the MLB Arizona Fall League which is an extended season for the top prospects from major league teams. Case had himself an outstanding fall season pitching 10 innings, going 2-0 with 1 save, a 0.00 ERA, 8 hits, 1 walk and 6 strikeouts, helping the Peoria Javelinas capture the Arizona Fall League Championship in November.


As always the Lethbridge Lodge will provide a delicious buffet style dinner with dessert to follow. There will also be a silent and live auction with many great baseball, and non baseball related items to bid on. Stay tuned to PBA’s social media to check out some of the items that will be available at the banquet.


Event Details:


When: February 3rd 2018


Where: Lethbridge Lodge Hotel (320 Scenic Drive South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4B4)




Scholarship Presentation (Anton Room) 5:00 - 6:00pm

Banquet Doors Open 6:00pm

Cocktails 6:00 - 6:45pm

Program Starts 6:45pm

Dinner and Program 7:00pm

Speakers Following Dinner


Ticket Pricing:


Adult $60.00

Full Table $400.00 ($50/Ticket)

Alumni $50.00

PBA Parent/Family $50.00

If you have any questions about our banquet, or you would like to purchase your tickets for the event please contact the Spitz Stadium office at 403-320-2025 or email PBA at [email protected]

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