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Mayor Sarno and Officials joined with Westfield Starfires to Announce Summer Classic Game at Forest Park

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Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Parks, Buildings and Recreational Management (PBRM) Deputy Director Peter Krupczak joined with Westfield Starfires Owner Chris Thompson and team officials, and MGM Springfield President and COO Chris Kelley to announce that their summer classic game between the Westfield Starfires and the Pittsfield Suns, presented by MGM Springfield, will be held at the Walker Grandstand baseball field at Forest Park on Sunday, July 30th at 4:00 pm. Before the game the players will host a baseball clinic for the John O’Sullivan League. There will also be music and activities for children and families.

White Lion Brewing President Ray Berry, Spirit of Springfield President Judy Matt, and members from the Springfield Parks Department were also in attendance.         

Mayor Sarno stated, “Baseball is coming to our beloved and historic Forest Park.  I want to thank Westfield Starfires owner Chris Thompson and his team for holding their summer classic game at our iconic Walker Grandstand here in Forest Park and to MGM Springfield President and COO Chris Kelley for being the great corporate citizen and presenting this world-class baseball game for our residents.  This family-friendly game will kick off with a variety of pre-game events for kids and families of all ages, including a clinic hosted by the players and music by Frank Manzi Band.  First pitch will start at 4:00 pm.  As a former catcher myself who once wore the ‘tools of ignorance’ I am looking forward to watching these tremendous collegiate athletes compete and play some world-class baseball.” 

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