Opening Day for Park Forest Baseball

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Spectators watch baseball playoffs last summer. (Photo: Wendy Heise)

Park Forest, IL—(ENEWSPF)— Opening Day for Park Forest Baseball will take place this Saturday, April 19th. The festivities will kick off with a parade from the downtown area to Central Park. The special guest will be Jammer from the Joliet Jackhammers. After the parade the fundraising prizes will be awarded, as well as some other prizes. Games will begin shortly after and later in the day Boomer from the Windy City Thunderbolts will come out to the park.

We will be assembling at 7:30 at the flagpole that morning and the parade goes over to Central Park.

There are many new and exciting changes taking place in Park Forest Baseball. We will also being including the ribbon cutting for the new dugouts being placed on the fields at Central Park.

Village Manager Tom Mick said he looks forward to Saturday’s parade and ribbon cutting, "A tremendous relationship has blossomed between the Board of PF Baseball and Village Staff – the fact that they are paying for new dugout construction is wonderful.  I plan to attend and I hope that you will be able to join me."

We have set up several Shop and Share dates for this year at Jewel. You simply shop on the specified dates and turn in the identification slip for our group. At the end of the three days we are given a percentage of the total sales. The dates will be April 21-23, June 2 – 4, and June 30 – July 2. These identification slips can be obtained through the website soon.

Even if you do not have any players in the league, you can help support Park Forest Baseball through this program. Any Jewel store in the Chicagoland area will accept these slips, so please tell your friends and family.

Park Forest will host the Intercommunity Pony All Star game on Friday, May 30 at Central Park. Our special guest for that evening will be Southpaw from the Chicago White Sox. The Park Forest All-Star games will be held on Sunday, June 1.

Further information can be found on our website at www.ParkForestBaseball.org.

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