Wingnuts will Send Kaiser Carlile Memorial Money to Bee Jays
Joe Denoyer - August 28, 2018 2:26 pm
The money the Wichita Wingnuts raised for a Kaiser Carlile memorial is coming to the Liberal Bee Jays. The Wingnuts, an Independent League team, raised approximately 18 thousand dollars for a Kaiser Carlile memorial in August of 2015. Carlile was the bat boy for the Bee Jays in 2015 when he was struck and killed by a bat at the NBC World Series in 2015. That memorial money will go to the Bee Jays who will hold onto the money for a future Wichita stadium and a future Kaiser Carlile Memorial at that stadium.
Bee Jay General Manager Nathan McCaffrey says in June, fans indicated concern about the delay in using money raised in 2015 for Kaiser’s memorial. McCaffrey says the Wingnuts told him plans to build the memorial were on hold because the future of Lawrence-Dumont Stadium is uncertain. Many anticipate the stadium to be torn down after the end of the Wingnuts season and most around the NBC World Series this year anticipated it was the tournament’s final season in that stadium.