Back in the Spring, he decided he wanted to purchase a suite for the entire Eckel family to go enjoy a game together. After polling the family for a date that worked for everyone, July 28 is what we came up with. Little did we know that Grandpa wouldn't make it to the game that he had been so looking forward to. In his honor, we all decided to go enjoy the suite and the game...all 50 of us! My mom had the idea for us to get shirts made in his memory. His absence was definitely felt and there was a definite void without having his joyful self there.
|The Eckel Family|
|In Loving Memory|
|We had the "Catfish Hunter" suite. The unlimited food and drinks were excellent.|
|What a smile!|
|The suite had three rows of outdoor seating as well.|
|My cousin Lisa.|
|During the third inning, this tribute appeared on the jumbotron.We felt so proud to be honoring Grandpa in this way. I know he was smiling down on us. He had the best seat in the house, if you ask me!|