Stingers and the Dan Baker Foundation Announce 2nd Annual First Responders Night


Willmar, MN – The Willmar Stingers and the Dan Baker Foundation have announced the 2nd Annual First Responders & Firefighters Appreciation Night. On Thursday, June 15 the Stingers host the Bismarck Larks for a night dedicated to the men and women who selflessly serve the residents of West Central Minnesota. The night will not only recognize these individuals for their commitment and time served in their communities, it will also double as an event to promote awareness of addiction and provide support for those who need and are seeking treatment.

First responders and firefighter departments throughout West Central Minnesota will receive complimentary tickets as well as a pre-game picnic at Bill Taunton Stadium courtesy of Dave & Mary Baker and the Dan Baker Foundation. A pre-game ceremony will take place honoring individuals from area departments and booths will be set up on the concourse area promoting addiction awareness and support.

The mission of the Dan Baker Foundation is to provide strength and support to persons, families and organizations fighting addiction. As communities in and around West Central Minnesota see an epidemic of opioid addiction and overdose deaths, the Dan Baker Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives for individuals and families that have been affected as well as provide support for first responder departments.  

"The Dan Baker Foundation is very grateful to once again partner with the Stingers and recognize the men and women who serve our communities every day,” said Al Baker the Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Dan Baker Foundation. “Bill Taunton Stadium provides a fantastic platform to share our mission of addiction awareness while giving back to the community,” added Baker. 

Tickets and booth opportunities for this event are available by contacting the Stingers ticket office.  For more information on the First Responders and Firefighters Appreciation Night presented by the Dan Baker Foundation or to reserve tickets for your department please contact Marc Jerzak at 320-222-2010 or The 2017 season is presented by Marcus Construction.