Explore La Crosse announces competition for winning charity to throw out first pitch at annual La Crosse Area Day at Miller Park on June 30

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All funds raised will stay with the respective organization being supported, regardless of the competition’s outcome.

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The winning organization, and their representative to throw out the first pitch, will be announced at a media conference on April 13, 2016.

The 19th Annual La Crosse Area Day at Miller Park will be held on June 30, 2016, as the Milwaukee Brewers take on the LA Dodgers. The first pitch will be thrown out by a representative of a local charitable organization chosen by donors at http://www.lacrosseareaday.com.

Visitors to http://www.lacrosseareaday.com are invited to nominate a local 501c3 charitable organization from La Crosse, Houston, Monroe or Winona Counties. Nominations will be accepted from February 1 – March 1, 2016, online only.

Up to 10 top nominees will then be listed at the La Crosse Area Day website from March 5 – April 5, 2016. During that time period, website visitors are invited to cast votes toward the charity of their choosing by donating $1.00. The charity raising the most donations by April 5 will be awarded the honor of throwing out the first pitch on June 30th, 2016.

All funds raised will stay with the respective organization being supported, regardless of the competition’s outcome.

Participating organizations are invited to join La Crosse Area Day at the First Pitch media event on March 10th at the Moose Lodge Family Center from 4:30 – 7:00pm, where there will be an opportunity to purchase La Crosse Area Day tickets at a $10.00 savings. $5.00 admission to the media event includes a baseball-themed meal with raffle and cash bar.

The winning organization, and their representative to throw out the first pitch, will be announced at a media conference on April 13, 2016.

The La Crosse Area Day Committee is a volunteer, non-profit organization which seeks to promote the appreciation of baseball-related activities to citizens of the La Crosse Area.

Michelle Hoch
Director of Tourism
La Crosse County Convention & Visitors Bureau
410 Veterans Memorial Drive
La Crosse, WI 54601
Ph. 608.782.2087
Fax. 608.782.4082

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