(AKRON, OHIO) August 19, 2013 - Members of local schools and Akron Children's Hospital will participate in "Dream Day" at Canal Park on Tuesday, August 20 from 6:00 p.m. to 8 p.m. Participants will have a chance to show off their baseball skills while learning others on the big stage. The event was originally scheduled for August 8, but due to the field being unavailable they were unable to complete all of the scheduled activities.
"Baseball is about spreading smiles and joy and the chance to see everyone live his or her baseball dream makes this one of the highlights of our season. We wanted to make sure the Dream Day participants had a chance to have the full experience in a great baseball stadium such as Canal Park," said Akron Aeros General Manager Jim Pfander.
The Dream Day event is open to the media. Credentialed media are welcome to attend and can enter Canal Park at the administrative office entrance at 300 S. Main St., Akron, Ohio 44308. Contact Sierra Sawtelle with the Aeros at [email protected] with any questions.
Dream Days is an organization dedicated to planning, facilitating and providing events for those with developmental disabilities and other chronic conditions. For more information about Dream Days, go to www.dreamdaysohio.org.
Akron Children's Hospital is a not-for-profit organization established in 1890, and is the largest pediatric health care provider in northeast Ohio. Akron Children's earned the Gold Seal of Approval from the Joint Commission, a health care provider accreditation organization, as well as Magnet Recognition Status for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. For more information, visit www.akronchildrens.org.
Also participating are individuals from local Akron area schools and organizations.
The Aeros are the Double-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians. In the 2012 season, the Aeros won the Eastern League Championship for the fourth time in team history. The 2013 season is its 17th since moving to Canal Park and becoming the Aeros. For more information, call the Aeros at 330-253-5151 or visit www.akronaeros.com. The Aeros are on Facebook www.facebook.com/TheAkronAeros and Twitter @AkronAeros.