Mark your calendars! The Winnipeg Goldeyes will honor “Dancing Gabe” with a bobblehead giveaway in conjunction with the team’s annual Hometown Heroes night on Wednesday, July 13, 2016. The first 1,000 fans will receive a “Dancing Gabe” bobblehead.
The Goldeyes will host the Sioux City Explorers that night at 7:05 p.m.
Gabriel “Dancing Gabe” Langlois has been entertaining the local sports community for more than 30 years.
Goldeyes’ owner Sam Katz says “We are extremely grateful for Gabe’s contributions to the City of Winnipeg, and even prouder to call him a member of the Goldeyes’ family. Gabe is a true inspiration to everyone he encounters, and honouring him in this way is the least we could do in return for his unconditional loyalty to our local teams.”
Gabe was diagnosed with Autism as a child and has overcome various obstacles throughout his life. He is now the most recognized and beloved sports fan in Winnipeg. Gabe attends well over 100 sporting events in Winnipeg each year. He’s been actively involved in helping local charities that support Manitobans with disabilities.
Mike Langlois, Gabe’s oldest brother says “I know that all of our brothers and our sister are so proud of Gabe and his accomplishments throughout the years. Gabe loves his sports and loves his community, participating in many Winnipeg events. The Winnipeg Goldeyes and their fans have adopted Gabe, and he really feels part of their family. This is an amazing gesture, one that Gabe will cherish for the rest of his life. Thank you Goldeyes and fans for making ‘Dancing Gabe’ Langlois feel right at home from the first day the ballpark opened.”
Last summer, Winnipeg author Daniel Perron chronicled Gabe’s life in “Dancing Gabe: One Step at a Time.” Proceeds from each book were donated to charitable initiatives sponsored by the same Winnipeg sports teams that Langlois has entertained for.
GO GABE GO!!!