KITCHENER - Some Panthers players are taking part in a day-long celebration of baseball hosted by the Kitchener Minor Baseball Association July 27 and Breithaupt Park.
The day will feature skills workshops with some of the Panthers, games between local youth teams, batting cages, a dunk tank for coaches, equipment demonstrations and more. Organizers say it's free to attend and are only asking for donations to the food bank.
The first-ever Baseball Day in Kitchener will start at 9 a.m. with games between local minor baseball squads and teams from neighbouring cities.
“It’s all about celebrating baseball. We’d like to get as many people out as we can,” said Tracey Bierness, who handles publicity for the KMBA.
The day will be capped off by a showing of classic baseball movie The Sandlot on a portable screen at centerfield, complete with free popcorn. There will also be a BBQ and pizza.
The following day, on Sunday, July 28, the Panthers are hosting their own Kitchener Minor Baseball night at Jack Couch Park.