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Home of the Freeport International Baseball Invitational!
The Freeport International Baseball Invitational is not a tournament. There are no trophies, no awards, no MVPs and no All-Stars. Everyone who participates–from the coaches and the players, to the concession stand workers and all the folks in the bleachers–all join in simply for the love of the game.
2014 Registered Teams
NIGHT AT THE RACES
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Freeport Fire Hall
Doors open at 6:00 p.m. – Racing starts at 7:00 Free Beverage and Food Admission $10.00
Horses are $15.00 each.
Contact Carol at 724.353.2527 or Vicki at 724.584.8425 for tickets.
You will have a great time with a professional race caller, free beer/soda, good food prepared by Chet and Linda Mientus, basket raffle – it’s a pretty inexpensive date night (but you don’t have to be on a date!!) and the proceeds help Freeport International to continue another year – our 20th!!
Other Fundraiser Coming Soon
June 21 - more information coming in early May.
Freeport International Baseball Invitational – 19th edition
This year’s event was marked by much cooler weather than the last few years, but we also had some rain which affected some games on Tuesday and on Saturday.
The teams really had a great time, playing lots of baseball and making new friends. Previous to and also during the Invitational, the Freeport area also played host to some softball teams from Russia. These young ladies really touched the hearts of local residents, and when the second group arrived, we had no trouble providing host home housing for them. Other people were so thrilled with the visitors that they donated food, did laundry for them, offered pools for entertainment, helped with transportation, and generally enjoyed the whole experience.
By the time the German and French baseball teams (first year for both) arrived, we easily housed them. They, too, touched the residents and new friendships were made that will last a lifetime.
One host “mom” thanked us for allowing her family the opportunity to house 3 of the French ballplayers. She reports that the boys were very courteous, respectful of the house and a joy to have. It was hard for them to say goodbye when the week ended. Language was not a barrier, she reported, and it isn’t even necessary to love baseball. The whole experience was what it was all about. Most of the German team was housed in one neighborhood which made it easy to do bus transportation for them. All host homes loved the experience and would like to do it again next year.
This is the sort of thing that may, one day, put an end to wars and disagreements between governments - the common people, everyday citizens, finding something about each other to like and pressuring governments to behave themselves!
Next year will be our 20th Invitational and it will be the week of July 21, 2014. Registration documents will be on the web in next couple months – always email us if you have any questions.
News & Announcements
Baseball Schedule for The Pittsburgh Pirates
July 19 - 7:05PM (Pirates vs Colorado Rockies)
July 20 - 1:35PM (Pirates vs Colorado Rockies)
July 21 - 7:05PM (Pirates vs LA Dodgers)
July 22 - 7:05PM (Pirates vs LA Dodgers)
July 23 - 7:05PM (Pirates vs LA Dodgers)
Freeport International Baseball Invitational Sponsors
Address: 641 Sarver Rd
Sarver, PA 16055
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