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 > Little League Online > Media > Little League News Archive > 2011 > September-December > Little League Museum Hosts Seventh Annual Monster Mash Baseball Bash

Little League Museum Hosts Seventh Annual Monster Mash Baseball Bash

Little League Museum Hosts Seventh Annual Monster Mash Baseball Bash

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The Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum recently hosted an evening of child-friendly Halloween activities. The museum, part of the Little League International complex on Route 15 in South Williamsport, was the site of the seventh annual Monster Mash Baseball Bash.

The event is co-sponsored by the museum and Lycoming College’s Alpha Xi Delta women’s fraternity. All proceeds will go directly to Autism Speaks, Alpha Xi Delta’s national philanthropic partner. Autism speaks is a non-profit agency dedicated to the research, funding and awareness of autism spectrum disorder.

“The Monster Mash Baseball Blast is a time for Alpha Xi Delta to give back to our community,” Jessica Evans, co-philanthropy chair for Alpha Xi Delta, said. “Seeing children smiling at the event warms our hearts and gives back to our true cause, autism. We’re really looking forward to a great turn out and wonderful experience.”

A haunted house was featured on the museum's lower level. A variety of crafts and games were available on the upper level of the museum. Children had the opportunity to design their own picture frames and make spider webs, pose for photographs.

Games included a Witches Broom Limbo, Pumpkin Bowling, Pin the Wart on the Witch and a mad scientist. Children were encouraged to attend in costume and participate in the costume contest.

Additionally, children and the opportunity to decorate a snack and enjoy treats.

“We have found that Monster Mash Baseball Bash is a great alternative to the traditional trick or treating,” Janice L. Ogurcak, Little League Museum Director, said. “Families have found the event to be a great way to enjoy their Halloween festivities. We are happy to partner with Alpha Xi Delta and offer the event again this year.”

The Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum is currently open Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on other days by appointment. For more information on the museum’s programming, contact Mrs. Ogurcak at: (570) 326-3607. Admission to the museum is $5 for anyone 14 and older; $1.50 for children ages 5-13; and $3 for senior citizens (62 and over). Children age 4 and younger are admitted free of charge. Group rates and tours are available. The museum also offers birthday parties and after hour facility rentals.

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All proceeds from the Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum Monster Mash Baseball Bash will benefit Autism Speaks, the national philanthropic partner of Lycoming College’s Alpha Xi Delta women’s fraternity.