OKLAHOMA CITY — DuBois has become the latest tour stop announced for the “Stand Beside Her” tour, presented by Major League Baseball (MLB).
Featuring the 2020 USA Softball Women’s National Team (WNT), the tour serves as an opportunity for the WNT to prep for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games where the sport of softball returns to the Olympic program for the first time since 2008.
“We’re very excited to be in western Pennsylvania,” said 2020 WNT Head Coach, Ken Eriksen. “It’ll be exciting to see the overwhelming support from fans in the area and for our team to experience Clearfield County, which has shown a lot of support for youth and women’s athletics.”
On June 5, the U.S. will play an exhibition doubleheader at Heindl Field (11 Parkway Dr., DuBois, PA 15801). The first game will take place at 6 p.m. ET with the second contest approximately 35 minutes after the conclusion of game one.
Tickets will be sold at http://heindlfield.com/tickets/ with Reserved seats for $30 and General Admission for $20.
“We’re very excited to have USA Softball coming to DuBois as a part of their ‘Stand Beside Her’ tour,” said City of DuBois City Manager, John “Herm” Suplizio.
“This is such an amazing event to have at Heindl Field, which hosts so many major events and championships already, but to say we’ve had USA Softball come play here now is such a feather in the cap for our softball community and town.”
With the return of softball to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games program, the “Stand Beside Her” tour provides much-needed training and competition for the 2020 WNT in preparation for the Olympic Games while also giving fans a chance to watch the Red, White and Blue in person.
Olympic competition will start July 22, 2020 with the Gold Medal Game being played on July 28.
“We’re pleased that USA Softball chose Heindl Field in DuBois to play in front of so many softball fans, including many young players,” said Executive Director of the Greater DuBois Area Chamber of Commerce, Jodi August.
“We’re known for loving baseball and softball and having the top team showcase their skills is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that our young athletes will remember forever.
“Our business community is ready to support the event and we hope it will generate new business to them, making it a win-win for all of us.”
“This is a huge opportunity to showcase our fields and the City of DuBois,” said Executive Director of the Visit Clearfield County, Josiah Jones.
“Visitors will have the opportunity to watch up close and personal some of the best players in softball and we’re excited to attract new people from all over the state and region that may have never visited the city or our county yet.
“Once they see our fields, maybe they’ll come back in the future to play games or in a tournament. This certainly is an amazing opportunity for all of us.”
The “Stand Beside Her” message evokes a powerful message of unity aimed to inspire communities to stand beside HER – the members of the WNT, America and the future generation of female athletes.
Additional stops for the “Stand Beside Her” tour, presented by MLB, will be announced at a later date. For more information, please visit StandBesideHerTour.com.