Potter Baseball Tour to be in Clarion Monday, July 15
(Photo: The Potter Baseball Tour doing a community event at Paul A. Weaver Park in 2017. The tour returns to Paul A. Weaver Park for a day full of activities Monday, July 15.)
The Tour, which includes Clarion High School student Noah DiTullio as one of the players and his dad, Scott DiTullio, as one of the coaches will be conducting a number of activities during the day including a home run derby and a clinic.
The home run derby is open to anyone from age eight on up with four age groups (8 years old through 10 years old, 11 years old through 12 years old, 13 years old through 14 years old, and 15 years old and older) and will be conducted at the Paul A. Weaver Park Little League Field starting at 3 p.m. Registration for the home run derby will take place between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. at the field. The cost of participating in the home run derby is $5.00 for 15 swings.
All proceeds from the home run derby will go to the Clarion County Inclusive Playground and prizes will be awarded to the top two home run hitters in each group.
The home run derby is only a part of a full day of activities planned by the Potter Baseball Tour.
A baseball clinic will also be held at the Little League Field from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. for all players 13 and younger. A $10 donation is being asked for the clinic with again the proceeds going to the Clarion County Inclusive Playground. Players can preregister by calling Scott DiTullio at 814-229-9764.
The day will actually start at 9 a.m. with a team meeting and workout with guest speaker Keith Murtha, a former athletic trainer with the Buffalo Bills and Florida Marlins and now a teacher at Clarion High School, as the guest speaker. Then, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the members of the Tour will be doing Community Service at Weaver Park including cleaning up all the field, moving dirt and doing fieldwork on the big field and painting the concession stand.
The day will end with an old-fashion baseball game at 7 p.m. with players from the Potter Tour being joined by local players.
“As part of the Potter Baseball family, we are excited to be participating on the tour for the third straight year,” Scott DiTullio said.
ABOUT THE TOUR
Coach Jeff Potter, an Ellwood City native, puts a team together of 24 boys to do a summer tour for 33 days on the road doing community service and baseball. The basic idea is learning from life lessons and giving back – based upon four tenants: respect, hard work, selflessness and passion. More information on the tour can be found at www.jeffpotterbaseball.com.
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