Ben was a 28 year old man from Pennsylvania. As I sat next to him during the midnight sun baseball game, he told me about his last year in Alaska. About 1 year and 6 months ago, Ben moved to Fairbanks, Alaska from Pennsylvania. He told me that he enjoys the open spaces and all the great nature of Alaska the most. He even hunts and told me about a moose he recently shot.
Although he has lived in Fairbanks for over a year, this was Ben’s first Gold Panner baseball game. We talked about the game and Alaska and it was a great experience meeting Ben. He loves living in Alaska and plans on staying for much longer.
By: Brad Heidenreich