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 > Little League Online > Media > Little League News Archive > 2011 > January-April > Little League Museum Earns Grant from Lycoming County Visitors Bureau

Little League Museum Earns Grant from Lycoming County Visitors Bureau

Little League Museum Earns Grant from Lycoming County Visitors Bureau

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The Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum has been awarded a $5,000 grant from the Lycoming County Visitors Bureau as part of an initiative to grow tourism in the county.  The grant is part of the Lycoming County Travel and Tourism Initiative.

“The museum is pleased the Visitors Bureau has awarded us funding for social media advertising on Facebook and other advertising and publicity opportunities,” Janice L. Ogurcak, Little League Museum Director, said.  “Additionally, the money will offset the costs of television and radio advertising campaigns.  We appreciate the bureau’s support in promoting the Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum.”

The money from the grant will be used to publicize the museum through various advertising and partnership opportunities.

The museum will utilize a portion of the grant for advertising on WNEP-TV, the ABC affiliate in the Williamsport area, WNEP2 and WNEP.com.

The museum has partnered with WVIA, the public television station for northeastern and central Pennsylvania, to sponsor programming for children and their parents.  The museum is also a part of various other promotional programming produced by WVIA including “WVIA Clubhouse” and the “Passport 2 Fun” project in connection with WVIA Clubhouse.

In addition, the Little League Museum will use part of the grant to pay for regional advertising in conjunction with Little League’s presence on Facebook.

The Lycoming County Visitors Bureau has awarded more than $500,000 in grants during the 12 years of this program.  The grant program is available to any non-profit organization in Lycoming County.  The grant is to be used to underwrite promotional and publicity initiatives that will increase tourism within the county.