CLEARFIELD – A youth baseball summer tour will once again stop in Clearfield on July 1 and will be in town for three days.
Potter Baseball will team up with the Joseph & Elizabeth Shaw Public Library, Clearfield Revitalization Corp. (CRC), Clearfield Baseball Association and Clearfield County Cancer Support Inc.
Together with the local community, the team will tell cancer to “take a walk” during the “Walk for Hope” and through other activities.
On Monday, July 1, the Potter Baseball team will host a “meet-and-greet” at the Clearfield Riverwalk Amphitheater, beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Attendees can meet the players and coaches, as well as those from the Jim’s Sports Center team of Clearfield. There will also be a cornhole tournament, food and music.
On Tuesday, July 2, the Shaw Public Library will welcome the team to its 10:30 a.m. summer reading program to share in its love for “baseball and community service.”
“Loco,” the Altoona Curve mascot, will also be on-hand for picture and autograph opportunities. Then, there will be “skills activities” at Lower Witmer Park.
At 12 p.m., Potter Baseball and Clearfield Baseball Association will hold registration for their home run derby at Kurtz Field, located at the Clearfield Little League Complex.
The age groups are: 8 – 10 years, 11 – 12 years, 13 – 14 years and 15 years and over. The entry fee will be $5 per person.
The home run derby will take place from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. at Kurtz Field; prizes will be awarded to the top three in each age group. The concession stand will be open throughout the afternoon.
At 5:15 p.m. at the Lawrence Township Recreation Park, the pre-game ceremony will begin for the 5:30 p.m. wooden bat game between Potter Baseball and Jim’s Sports Center.
Both teams will have dinner at 8 p.m. courtesy of the St. Charles Café of Clearfield.
On Wednesday, July 3, Potter Baseball will begin its day with a community service project in Curwensville. And at 1 p.m., it’ll play Jim’s Sports Center again but at Showers Fields in DuBois.
At 6 p.m., activities will begin at the Clearfield Riverwalk Amphitheater with the “Walk of Hope” to get under way at 7:30 p.m.
The registration fee is $10 per person, and will be donated to the Clearfield County Cancer Support Inc., to benefit local cancer patients with living expenses.
Pre-registration will take place at the library and day-of registration will be from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the riverwalk amphitheater. All forms must be submitted with a cash payment.
Live music will feature Twin Reverb, from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., and HellBent, from 8 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. There will also be a basket raffle, 50/50 and food and beverages available for sale.
The Potter Baseball Tour complements its games with community service. It makes stops all over Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia and Maryland.
“This is a great community and we look forward to our return to Clearfield to take on this project,” says Jeff Potter, head baseball coach.
For Main Street Manager Loretta Wagner, Potter Baseball represents what the CRC stands for and it brings out the best in a community.
Lisa Coval, library youth services coordinator, said the staff are very pleased to welcome the baseball players to not only read to the kids, but also to share their love for community service.
Organizers would also like to thank Visit Clearfield County and the Hampton Inn for assistance with providing rooms for the Potter Baseball Team during its visit in Clearfield.