Stingers and Rice Memorial Hospital Announce Community All-Star Team roster

Nine local youth were selected to become Stingers for a day

Willmar, MN – The Willmar Stingers and Rice Memorial Hospital are pleased to announce the members of the 4th Annual Rice Community All-Star Team. The Rice Community All-Star team was created to reward youth for being leaders in their community and provide them with a once in a lifetime Stingers experience.

Youth between the ages 8 to 14 were asked to summit answers to three different questions focusing on their community and how they make a positive impact. A committee reviewed over 150 applications and selected the nine winners based on their experiences and answers to the three questions.

The 2018 Rice Community All-Star Team Roster:

  • Anthony Thompson, Age 8 – Willmar
  • Emma Hainlin, Age 9 – Willmar
  • Kallie Kreps, Age 9 – Willmar
  • Vanessa Brick, Age 10 – Paynesville
  • Tressa Lieser, Age 10 – Paynesville
  • Sam Mulder, Age 10 – Willmar
  • Madison Osterbauer, Age 10 – DeGraff
  • Justin Erp, Age 11 – Montevideo
  • Mark Arnold, Age 13 – Willmar

Each of the nine-youth selected will be rewarded with an experience that will show what it is like to live the day in the life of a Stingers baseball player. Each of the nine youth will become a part of the Stingers Baseball Club on the Rice Memorial Hospital Night on Tuesday, June 5. The All-Star experience for the nine youth will include:

  • Be announced at an official press conference where they will be presented with their own custom Willmar Stingers jersey (name and number) and official cap
  • Be signed to a one-day promotional contract with the Willmar Stingers
  • Be presented with their very own Willmar Stingers baseball card, which will also be the giveaway for that evening’s game
  • Team transportation from the press conference to the ballpark with the entire Stingers team
  • Have the chance to take batting practice and infield/outfield with the Willmar Stingers
  • Be introduced to the crowd as an official member of the Stingers
  • Throw out a ceremonial first pitch on Tuesday, June 5 
  • Run on the field for the National Anthem with the Willmar Stingers team
  • Have the chance to sit in the dugout with the team for an inning during the game

Single game tickets for the 2018 season, the Stingers ninth in Northwoods League, will go on sale Tuesday, May 1st at 10 am. Fans will be able to purchase tickets at, the Stingers tickets office located at Bill Taunton Stadium, or by calling 320-222-2010.

The 2018 season of Stingers Baseball is presented by Marcus Construction. “From start to finish we’ll make your job easier and build a facility you will be proud of.”