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ISD 2149 School Board Vote on Minnewaska Baseball Association’s Sale of 3:2 Beer During Amateur Baseball Playoff Tournament in July 2020

November 4, 2019

ISD 2149 School Board Vote on Minnewaska Baseball Association’s Sale of 3:2 Beer During Amateur Baseball Playoff Tournament in July 2020

The ISD 2149 School Board voted to approve Minnewaska Baseball Association’s sale of 3:2 beer during the Amateur Baseball Playoff Tournament over three weekends in July 2020.

To be eligible to host the tournament, the field host is required to sell 3:2 beer. The results of a public survey conducted of Minnewaska Area Schools employees and community members indicate support of the sale of 3:2 beer. Results include 64% strongly agree/agree, 4% neutral and 32% disagreed. The survey was conducted by school administration and was emailed and posted on social media. 

Benefits
The tournament is estimated to bring 1,500–2,000 fans to the Minnewaska area and communities for three weekends in June 2020.

The Minnewaska Baseball Association raised $1.3 million to build our baseball facility allowing us the ability to host an amateur play off tournament. A $1,000 rental agreement ensures all associated costs are covered and no costs to Minnewaska Area Schools and the Association agrees to provide all baseball maintenance and game preparation associated services for all non Minnesota State Highschool League games and events, roughly a $15,000 savings to ISD 2149.

Implementation

  • The beer contract was built upon another area school district’s success. 
  • Law enforcement will be required at the entrance of the field.
  • No alcoholic beverages are allowed to leave the fenced area on the grounds.
  • 3:2 beer would be the only alcohol sold on property.
  • All beer sales would be handled and sold by liquor-liability-trained adults to 21+ adults. 
  • Sales would only be allowed on three weekends in July 2020 during the Amateur
    Baseball Playoffs.
  • No signage, beverages, or empty containers would be allowed outside of the actual dates
    of competition. 

Risk Mitigation to ISD 2149

  • Minnewaska Baseball Association will cover all liquor liability risk with permits and insurance policies.
  • Minnewaska Baseball Association will procure a $1,000,000 liability, $2,000,000 aggregate, and an umbrella of an additional $1,000,000 insurance policies listing ISD 2149 as additional insured protecting ISD 2149.

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