ALBANY, NY (January 26, 2012) – Carman Little League will again team up with the Recovery Sports Grill tonight to host a second “Dining to Donate” event to help raise money for a new scoreboard at Leonard C. White Park. The event will be held at the Recovery Sports Grill in Rotterdam, and will be part of the ongoing Barstool Banter series hosted by Rodger Wyland. Assemblyman Jim Tedisco—a former Union Basketball standout—and members of the Northeastern Nitros of the Independent Women’s Football League will also be in attendance.
From 5 to 10 p.m. the Recovery Sports Grill will donate 15 percent of every bill with a donation slip to Carman Little League. The Recovery Sports Grill in Rotterdam has hosted more than a dozen such events since opening less than a year ago, including a successful November 3 partnership with Carman Little League. The program is designed to support all area non-profit 501©3 organizations.
“These kinds of nights are fun for us, and offer a great opportunity to enhance a fundraiser with an exciting sports talk show,” says John Palmeri, Sports Information Director for the Recovery Sports Grill. “Rodger Wyland is a major hit and the families who show up to the fundraiser really get a kick out of it!”
Carman Little League has more than 250 players, ages 5 to 12, mostly from the Mohonasen school district. The league’s history dates back 57 years, culminating with a trip to the Little League World Series in 1977. Three years later the league won it all in the 1980 Babe Ruth World Series championship. The league’s most recent success came in 2010, when the 9 and 10 year-old age bracket won the New York State Section Three championship.
Rodger Wyland is best known for his Big Board Radio Sports Talk on Fox Sports 980 WOFX-AM, and as the sports anchor and director for News Channel 13. He has recently teamed up with the Recovery Sports Grill, and will be bringing his live show, Barstool Banter, back to the Rotterdam location. The show is similar to a radio show, complete with sports conversations, opinions, news, and interviews. However, instead of a call-in portion of the show, audience members have a chance to rant with Rodger in front of the live crowd. The rants are voted on at the end of the night, with the “top ranter” winning a prize.
The Recovery Sports Grill is a locally-owned sports-themed restaurant group. There are currently eight Recovery Sports Grill locations, including five in the Capital Region, with more in development.