Wednesday, January 1, 2014

By Geoff Stoddart, Director of Social Media 

Wow!  10 years of unraveling Angels baseball, one thread at a time!  I can’t believe how quickly time flies by! 

As we celebrate our 10 year anniversary here at, we’re taking some time to reflect on the wonderful people and events that have made this last 10 years so very special.  

At its core, is a community of people.  We’re a family.  An #AngelsFamily!  By and large, we’re an online family.  And we share many of the characteristics of most families.  We laugh, we cry, we fight, we make up, we argue, we support, we tease and we encourage.   

Because the lion’s share of our interactions take place online, our most special moments and memories tend to be those that we get to share face to face.  It was out of the desire to meet face to face that our Fanfests were born.
As we look over the history of, it would be hard to argue that our most exciting events have been our annual Spring Training Fanfests.  Over the years these gatherings have brought us together along with special guests including Arte Moreno, Tim Salmon, Jerry Dipoto, Victor Rojas and Rex Hudler, to name just a few. 
Today we are very excited to announce that registration for the 2014 Spring Training Fanfest is now open!  (Click here to register.)  Due to the size of the venue, seating for the event will be limited to about 225 people.  Once the tickets are gone … they’re gone!  So don’t wait until the last minute! 

You won’t want to miss this event! 

While we’re still working on securing the final list of special guests for the event, here are most of the details you’ll need … 

Event Date:  March 8, 2014  

Event Location: DoubleTree Tempe (formerly Fiesta Resorts Conference Center) 2100 S. Priest Drive, Tempe, AZ 85285 

Special Guests: TBA.  In the past we have had such guest as Tim Salmon, Arte Moreno, Victor Rojas, Jerry Dipoto, Terry Smith, Jose Mota, Tim Mead, Dennis Kuhl, Jerome Williams, Kole Calhoun, Matt Shoemaker, Randal Grichuk, Travis Witherspoon, Mike Piazza and more. Because we are at the mercy of the Angels busy schedule, we will announce our guest(s) as soon as they are able to commit.
Event Cost: (thru February 15th)  Adults - $40, Children (14 and younger) $15.  On February 16th the price goes up to Adults - $50, Children - (14 and younger) $25 

Event Registration Deadline:  February 28th  

Special DoubleTree Hotel Rate:  A special discounted room rate of $135 has been secured for those attending the Spring Training Fanfest. That is $34 off the standard room rate of $169 at the Double Tree. Once you register and pay for the event, we will send you a special code to obtain this rate.

Some new things we will be adding to the event this year are drawings and auctions.  All the proceeds from the drawings and auctions will go to benefit our friends at the Miracle League of Orange County.  As you may remember, our Summer Fanfest, Golf Tournament and Softball Tournament raised over $6,000 for this great organization!   

We hope that you’ll be able to join us for this wonderful event!  We look forward to seeing old friends and to meeting new ones! 

As celebrates 10 years, we could not be more proud of all we've done!  And we could not be more excited for all we still have to do!  We hope that you’ll come be part of making memories with us! 

Here's a slideshow video of highlights from last year's event. Spring Fanfest '13 Highlights from on Vimeo.
Love to hear what you think!
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