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Akron, Ohio

CITY HOLDS FIFTH ANNUAL BASEBALL PARADE

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City of Akron Press Release
From the desk of stephanie york
Published: 05-07-2014

            Akron, Ohio (May 8, 2014) - On May 10 at 11 a.m. 1,300 children will be lining up on Main Street for the fifth annual All-American Baseball & Softball Parade.  Teams will be coming from North Akron, Ellet, Firestone, Kenmore, West Akron Little League, and West Akron Baseball League.

            Main street will be shut down to traffic at 10:50 am for the parade, which will step off rain or shine at Main and Cedar streets downtown and run north along Main to Bowery.

            The route will head west on Bowery and end behind Lock 3.

            The City of Akron Recreation Bureau will present trophies immediately following the parade from the stage at Lock 3, and 98.1 WKDD will announce each parade unit from the judges’ stage located near the end of the parade route on Main Street across from Lock 3.

            Each participating baseball or softball player will receive one wristband to be used to redeem a free lunch (hot dog, chips, and beverage) at Lock 3 following the parade (sponsored by Dave’s Market and Dan-Dee.) Food and beverages will also be available for purchase.

ACTIVITIES AT LOCK 3 AFTER THE PARADE

Activities will run from 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

  • Awards ceremony on stage immediately following the parade
  • Free lunch and raffle ticket for players marching in parade
  • Free ticket voucher for each child in the parade for the Akron RubberDucks vs. Altoona Curve game at 6:35 pm

 

  • Food and drinks available for purchase
  • Music and games provided on stage by Beach Boyz Entertainment
  • Games and activities
  • Kids can enjoy the Obstacle Course, Moon Walk, Titanic Slide, Rock Climbing Wall, Inflatable Castle, and Bungee Trampoline provided by Party Animals. Tickets required.
    • Tickets: 1 ticket/ $1, 6 tickets/$5, 12 tickets/$10, 25 tickets/$20

PRIZES, PRIZES, PRIZES

            Prizes include: Akron RubberDucks loge, bikes, prizes from the Cleveland Indians, gift cards, and more. Each team participant in the parade will receive a free raffle ticket to enter to win the raffle item of his or her choice.

Winners must be present to receive prizes.

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For further information, contact:
stephanie york
communications director
Phone: 330-375-2345
E-mail: [email protected]

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