David Karpinski, Executive Director of the Parkhurst Field Foundation and Mike Hauser, founder of the Fulton County Baseball & Sports HOF have announced plans for the 5th annual Vintage Baseball Game & Fundraiser for the Field of Dreams Capital Campaign, to be held on August 6th at Parkhurst Field.
Gates will open at 11am and the festivities will start with a 12-year old All Star vintage game between the Johnstown Buckskins and the Gloversville Glovers,
two teams who originally faced off locally in the late 1800’s. Each team will be wearing throwback uniforms and will be made up of local Little League® stars. The Vintage Baseball Game at 1pm will match up the local A., J. & G team, with a roster of former Gloversville Little League players, against the Whately Pioneers of Massachusetts and will be played in vintage jerseys using MLB rules from 1886, utilizing period specific playing equipment.
The Fulton County Baseball & Sports Hall of Fame will be inducting 1951 Gloversville Glover Ralph Vitti, who had a successful movie career and appeared in over 30 movies and 150 television shows, including Star Trek, over the past six decades under the stage name Michael Dante. Dante will be in attendance and will be managing the A., J. & G (JAGS) Team during the game.
This year’s event will be FREE to the public, but will be a fundraiser for the
The Foundation has launched an online mobile fundraising platform and hopes to raise up to $50,000 towards its campaign goal of $2.3M. To donate or to become a VIP fundraiser for Parkhurst Field, text 2017VINTAGE to 71777 or go to www.parkhurstfield.org.
You can also mail in a donation to PO Box 706, Gloversville, NY 12078. The game will be broadcast LIVE on location on WIZR 102.9FM and 930AM from 9-4pm that day and all VIP fundraisers will be invited to read their donors to the campaign on the air during the games. Former players & coaches with memories of playing at Parkhurst Field are invited to come on-air during the event to be interviewed about those memories. For more information about fundraising, contact David Karpinski at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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