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“League Celebration” Continues With Cocktail Gala (w/VIDEO)

Huntingburg (NNDC) – The second day of the three-day local celebration commemorating Huntingburg’s role in the iconic movie “A League Of Their Own” was highlighted by a ‘cocktail gala’ Friday night at the Huntingburg Event Center.

NNDC broadcasted LIVE from the Event Center prior to the main event.  Our program featured interviews with Bitty Schram (Evelyn Garner) and Justin Scheller (her young son Stillwell), Huntingburg mayor Denny Spinner and others hosted by NNDC’s Jerry Birge.

You can watch our program here on the NNDC webchannel (, and also on our local cable TV channel (Spectrum 183).

Also on our cable channel, you can watch the specially-produced “nine-inning” video presentation on the history of the movie in Huntingburg and the role “League Stadium” would play in the movie and its importance to the community since.

The celebration concludes tonight at League Stadium.  Gates open at 4:30 p.m. EST at the ballpark.  The itinerary includes….

-Kids Games & Activities from 4:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. EST

-“Belles vs Peaches” game from 5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. EST

– Special appearance by Schram, who played “Evelyn Gardner,” the sobbing right-fielder who was reminded by Tom Hanks that “THERE’S NO CRYING IN BASEBALL!”

-Special appearance by Justin Scheller, “Stilwell Gardner” in the movie, Evelyn’s son that taunted all the Peaches in the film.

-Dubois County Bombers game starting at 7 p.m. EST

Tickets for the League Stadium events can be purchased in advance by calling the Dubois County Bombers office at (812) 683-3007. They will also be available at the League Stadium Ticket Booth beginning at 4:30 on that day (Saturday, June 17th).

Ticket prices are $5.00 for General Admission, $6-$7 for Chairback Seats, and $9 for Bar Seats. Children 6 years old and under are free (General Admission only).

All proceeds from the 25th Anniversary celebration will be donated to the “League Stadium Endowment” with the Dubois County Community Foundation to ensure the future of this iconic landmark.

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