Akron, Ohio – July 17, 2012 – The Akron Racers are pleased to announce the hosting of legendary football coach and educator Jim Tressel at Firestone Stadium for a ‘Meet and Greet’ before the July 19th home game against the USSSA Florida Pride.
Tressel is scheduled to sign autographs, meet with fans, and also throw outthe first pitch for the game. Radio station 1590 WAKR will be sitting with and interviewing Tressel during the ‘Meet and Greet’ and game.
Tressel has returned to his coaching alumnus where he began his renowned and influential career with his February move to the University of Akron as Vice President of Strategic Engagement. Tressel has shaped and guided athlete’s lives for over 25 years as an educator and advocate of student success.
Promotions for this event are sponsored by Chick-Fil-A. The Akron Racers team and staff will be at the Howe Avenue Chick-Fil-A location from 11am-1pm on Thursday, July 19th giving out FREE tickets to that night’s ballgame.
Gates open, and Jim Tressel ‘Meet and Greet’ begins, at 6:00pm, with first pitch scheduled for 7:05pm. Along with the Chick-Fil-A promotion, tickets are available as usual online at www.akronracers.com or by calling 330-376-8188.
About the Akron Racers: The Akron Racers, headquartered in Akron, OH, are the oldest existing team in the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) league. The Racers competed in the Women’s Pro Softball League (WPSL) for two seasons in 1999 and 2000 and in the NPF since 2004. Historic Firestone Stadium is home to the Racers and numerous amateur events at all levels of play. The Racers kicked off their 11th season of play in 2012. www.akronracers.org
About National Pro Fastpitch: National Pro Fastpitch is headquartered in Nashville, TN. The league, created to give elite female fastpitch players the opportunity to pursue a professional career in their chosen sport, has operated since 1997 under the names of Women’s Pro Fastpitch (WPF) and Women’s Pro Softball League (WPSL). NPF is the Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball in the category of women’s fastpitch softball since 2002. www.profastpitch.com