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Seniors offered free night at ballpark

Posted June 11, 2014

BEVERLY — The Council on Aging is ready to take you out to the ballgame.

The council is offering senior citizens and military veterans free transportation to a baseball game at Cooney Field on Wednesday, June 18.

The night will include free hot dogs, popcorn and soda, a trivia contest, a DJ and a public address announcer. Daniel Clark, the “singing trooper” who sang at the first game of the World Series last year at Fenway Park, will perform the national anthem and “God Bless America.”

The first-time Senior Night at the Ballpark was the idea of Bill Brewer, the transportation coordinator for the Council on Aging who is also president of the Salem-Beverly Baseball League.

“As president of the baseball program, I’ve been trying to search for something for our kids to get more involved in the community,” Brewer said. “This is an intergenerational program that will make the kids realize that seniors and veterans are the ones who made it possible for us to do what we’re doing.”

The game will start at 7 p.m. and will feature the Beverly Panthers — ages 17 to 21 — of the Lou Tompkins All-Star League.

The event is open to senior citizens and military veterans from Beverly and Salem and their families. To reserve a ride to the game, call the Council on Aging transportation office at 978-921-6078 between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Staff writer Paul Leighton can be reached at 978-338-2675 or pleighton@salemnews.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you go

What: Senior Night at the Ballpark

When: Wednesday, June 18, 7 p.m.

Where: Cooney Field, Beverly

Cost: Free for senior citizens and veterans from Beverly and Salem

Information: To reserve a ride to game, call 978-921-6078 between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.