Megaphone vendor to throw out first pitch at baseball game

On Tuesday, July 24th Megaphone vendor Kris Cronk will be throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at the Vancouver Canadians baseball game.

Kris was the winner of Megaphone’s ‘Sales Pitch Contest’, which asked vendors to submit the best sales pitch they use to attract customers. It was close, but Kris’ “Megaphone: Often imitated, never duplicated” was voted by vendors as the winner.

Originally from Turkey Point, Ontario, Kris was a member of the Vittoria Peewees that won the Ontario Rural Softball Association Peewee C Provincial championships in 1975 and was inducted into the Norfolk Sports Hall of Recognition.

Kris has been selling Megaphone at Dunsmuir and Seymour for almost two years and says the magazine has transformed him “into a person who is self confident, open, trusting and willing to take a chance again.” Kris is currently homeless but will be moving into housing at the end of the month.

We’d like to thank the Vancouver Canadians for giving Kris this wonderful opportunity.