The 2012 training camp schedule will feature a charity exhibition game against the New York City Police Department baseball team and a home game at Provident Bank Park in Pomona on Mothers Day.
The team also says it will share use of Provident Bank Park with the Quebec Capitales for a portion of training camp.
Highlights of the 11-day training camp, which starts on May 5, include an exhibition game against the NYPD baseball team on Saturday, May 12 at 6 p.m., followed by a fireworks show. The Boulders will host the New Jersey Jackals at 2 p.m. on Mothers Day, Sunday May 13.
In both instances, there will be no charge to attend, although donations will be accepted for the NYPD game for a charity to be determined.
Practice is closed to the public.
“We are really looking forward to the start of training camp,” said Rockland Boulders manager Dave LaPoint. “There is a hunger in the belly of the returning players to succeed combined with an infusion of enthusiasm from our new, talented free agents. It should be a very spirited and competitive camp.”
“Last season we were very grateful to be able to partner with Rockland Community College to use their facilities for training camp,” said Ken Lehner President of the Boulders. “However, it will be nice to start the season being settled into Provident Bank Park which is one of our greatest assets. It is also nice to be good sports and allow one of our rivals to train here and help the local economy as well. ”
The three-time defending CanAm League champions Quebec Capitales will be training at Provident Bank Park from May 5 to 10. This will allow them to enjoy the mild weather Ramapo has to offer instead of the unpredictable weather they normally endure during training camp in Quebec City, Quebec.
“We are very grateful to the Rockland Boulders and Supervisor Christopher P. St. Lawrence for working with us to make this happen,” said Michel Laplante President of the Quebec Capitales. “Provident Bank Park is not only the best ballpark in the Can Am League, it is considered one of the finest in America. It will be an honor to take the field and practice in Ramapo in preparation of the upcoming season.”
Individual game tickets will go on sale for the Rockland Boulders during the first week of April. Currently, group tickets, mini-plans, flex packages and suite rentals are available for purchase. For more information on all ticket options, call 845-364-0009 or go to the Boulders website at www.rocklandboulders.com.
2012 Rockland Boulders Training Camp Schedule
May 5th – Physicals
May 6th – Practice 8AM to 11AM (Closed to public.)
May 7th – Practice 10AM to 2PM (Closed to public.)
May 8th – Practice 10AM to 2PM (Closed to public.)
May 9th – at Newark Bears at 1PM
May 10th – at Newark Bears at 1PM
May 11th – at New Jersey Jackals at 7:05PM
May 12 vs. NYPD baseball team at 6PM at Provident Bank Park (Charity Donation)
May 13 vs. New Jersey Jackals at 2PM at Provident Bank Park (Free Admission)
May 14 vs. New Jersey Jackals at 1PM at Provident Bank Park (Closed to public.)
May 15 vs. New Jersey Jackals at 1PM at Provident Bank Park (Closed to public.)
May 16th – Bus to Quebec City