FirstEnergy Stadium to host Touch-a-Truck 2012

Event is presented by Reading Phillies and Junior League of Reading, Pa.

April 12, 2012 10:59 AM ET

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Families from across the Berks County region are invited to come out to FirstEnergy Stadium on Saturday, April 28 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for Touch-a-Truck 2012 presented by the Junior League of Reading, Pa. and the Reading Phillies.

During the event, kids will have the opportunity to explore, climb on, and touch a variety of vehicles including trucks, motorcycles, race cars, safety vehicles, and other unique automobiles. Children of all ages are welcome to event, which will also feature additional family-friendly entertainment, children’s activities, and more.

“Touch-a-Truck is one of our favorite events to host each year,” said R-Phils General Manager Scott Hunsicker. “What’s better than having your kids climb up on dump trucks, fire trucks, military vehicles, and the like, beep the horn, pretend their driving, and smile – a lot? I know my kids are pumped! America’s Classic Ballpark is the perfect venue, and the R-Phils couldn’t be more excited to partner with the Junior League or Reading for this fun-filled family event.”

In addition to the great lineup of diverse vehicles, there will be free Phunland rides, a kid’s pedometer challenge with physical activities and prizes (including a new bicycle), “Eat the Rainbow” healthy food choices, R-Phils clubhouse tours beginning at 1:00 p.m., live music performed by Mike Noecker, Reading Phillies mascots, ballpark food favorites, and much more. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children.

Schedule of Events

11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. - Climb on Trucks and Vehicles
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. – FREE Giant Slide in Phunland
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. – R-Phils Concession Stands Open
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. – Local musician Mike Noecker performs
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. – R-Phils Mascots Screwball and Bucky the Beaver perform
12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.– Run the Steps in the Right Field Grandstand
12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. – R-Phils Clubhouse Tours
1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Run/Walk the Warning Track Around the Field
2:00 p.m.        - Raffle Winners Announced
2:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. – Red Light/Green Light, Simon Says, and other games at the stage

Proceeds raised from Touch-a-Truck 2012 will support The Junior League of Reading, PA, Inc. and its community projects and services to expand the resources available to all children to enhance opportunities available for their growth, development, and overall welfare.

Any company or organizations that would still be interested in providing a truck or other vehicle for Touch-a-Truck, please contact Jackie Azbill at You must register your vehicle in advance.

The Junior League of Reading, PA, Inc. has been serving the Berks County community for over 85 years through its commitment to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and training its members to become effective community leaders.

The Reading Phillies are in the midst of their 46th season as the Double-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies, which is the longest affiliation in all of baseball. Tickets for 2012 R-Phils regular season home games are available by phone at 610-370-BALL, online at , and in-person at the R-Phils Ticket Office located at FirstEnergy Stadium.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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