“A League of Their Own” Anniversary Events Raise $10,000 For League Stadium (w/VIDEO)

(L-R) Sienna Crews (DC Bombers Peach), Sara Schroeder (Huntingburg Chamber of Commerce), Clayton Boyles (Dubois Co. Community Foundation, Kevin Manley (Dubois County Visitors Bureau), Grace Kappner (Dubois County Bombers Peach), Mary Uebelhor (Dubois Co. Bombers), Mike Uebelhor (Dubois Co. Bombers), Amanda Tempel (Dubois Co. Visitors Bureau,, Jim Rueger (City of Huntingburg), and Whitney Hall (Dubois Co. Visitors Bureau). CLICK FOR LARGER VIEW

(L-R) Sienna Crews (Dubois Co. Bombers Peach), Sara Schroeder (Huntingburg Chamber of Commerce), Clayton Boyles (Dubois Co. Community Foundation, Kevin Manley (Dubois Co. Visitors Bureau), Grace Kappner (Dubois Co. Bombers Peach), Mary Uebelhor (Dubois Co. Bombers), Mike Uebelhor (Dubois Co. Bombers), Amanda Tempel (Dubois Co. Visitors Bureau, Jim Rueger (City of Huntingburg), and Whitney Hall (Dubois Co. Visitors Bureau).

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Huntingburg (Local Sources) – Last month’s three day celebration commemorating the 25th anniversary of the filming of “A League of Their Own” raised $10,000 to benefit the League Stadium Endowment.

Committee members presented the Dubois County Community Foundation with a check during the Dubois County Bombers game on this past Monday.

The anniversary celebration kicked off on June 15, with a near-capacity crowd gathered for a showing of the film at The Gaslight. (CLICK HERE TO WATCH VIDEO STORY)

The following evening, hundreds attended the 1940’s-themed cocktail social held at the Huntingburg Event Center featuring actors Bitty Schram and Justin Scheller. (CLICK HERE TO WATCH REPLAY OF OUR LIVE TELECAST)

The weekend concluded with 2,350 fans in attendance at League Stadium for an afternoon filled with activities, guest appearances, and a Dubois County Bombers game.

“Certainly having ‘A League of Their Own’ stars Bitty Schram (Evelyn Gardner), Justin Scheller (Stilwell Gardner), and Ryan Olsen (Dollbody Kid)  at League Stadium added to the excitement, capturing the 2,350 fans that filled the stadium to capacity for Saturday’s Bomber game against Hopkinsville,” according to Mike Uebelhor, managing partner of the Bombers.

He continued, “Columbia Pictures left Huntingburg and Dubois County a million-dollar asset that both the Bombers and City Parks Department intend not only to preserve, but also enhance the facility that draws thousands of baseball fans and tour groups throughout the Midwest each year. Proceeds from the three events will go a long way to benefit the stadium’s annual improvements.”

The League Stadium Endowment is designated for the maintenance, upkeep, and improvements to Huntingburg’s League Stadium. Contributions may be made to the League Stadium Endowment online through the Dubois County Community Foundation, or by calling (812) 482-5295.

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