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Little League Museum to Host “Kid’s Day”

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (March 12, 2004) – The Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum, in cooperation with SusCom and Jersey Shore State Bank, will host Kid’s Day on March 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission to the museum, located on U.S. Route 15 in South Williamsport, will be free for all ages (including adults) on Kid’s Day.

Information from more than twenty youth-oriented organizations will be on display for visitors. In addition, children will be able to attend story time with Little League mascot Dugout and the Williamsport Crosscutters’ Rusty Roughcut. Children also can attend a batting and pitching clinic with Williamsport High baseball coach Scott Grove, and learn healthy eating tips from Chef Hosh of Susquehanna Health System.

Before the event, children are encouraged to participate in the Kid’s Day Scavenger Hunt. The first 200 children with completed lists will receive a free gift bag. All children with a complete list will be entered into random drawings for great prizes, including a Williamsport Crosscutters Family Pack and a Little League World Series Championship Weekend Package. Scavenger Hunt lists can be obtained at any Jersey Shore State Bank.

The Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum, a two-story, 23,000 square foot, colonial style structure, was dedicated August 28, 1982, to the countless volunteers upon whom the Little League program thrives. The museum traces the Little League program from one league in 1939 to an international movement involving millions of children, with a variety of educational and entertaining “hands-on” exhibits and displays. From Oct. 1 until Memorial Day, it is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Thursday and Friday, noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Group discounts are available. For more information, contact the museum at 570-326-3607.

Little League Baseball and Softball is the world’s largest organized youth sports program with nearly 2.7 million participants and 1 million volunteers in all 50 U.S. states and scores of other countries.