Celebrate All-America City Award at Thursday’s TinCaps game – 8/6/2009

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Press release from the City:

Celebrate All-America City Award at Thursday’s TinCaps game
Delegation to take field before game, Mayor Henry to throw out first pitch

The public is invited to celebrate Fort Wayne’s win as an All-America City Thursday night at the TinCaps game at Parkview Field.

The delegation and Mayor Tom Henry will take the field at about 6:40 p.m. to be recognized as one of 10 communities to win this award that shows civic engagement by identifying and solving community challenges. Mayor Henry will also throw out the first pitch.

“This award is about the work our community does every day to make our city a great place to live, work and play,” said Mayor Henry. “Thursday’s game will be an opportunity to publicly recognize not only the delegation, but everyone who makes Fort Wayne truly an All-America City.”

In addition to the pre-game ceremonies, members of the delegation will be at the ballpark throughout the game to talk to people about the projects that were part of bid plus a special video presentation and t-shirt giveaways to people in the stands. The game is also a Thirsty Thursday promotion with fireworks after the game.

To purchase game tickets, call 482-6400, visit the Parkview Field ticket office from 9 a.m. through the end of the day’s game now through Thursday or Box Score. Game attendees are encouraged to wear red, white and blue in support of Fort Wayne’s award.

In June, Fort Wayne was one of 10 communities across the country to win the National Civic League’s 2009 All-America City award. The city’s team, with the theme of All Together Now, was recognized for its efforts in assisting refugees and helping them integrate and succeed in the community, assisting children through the Great Kids Make Great Communities program, and efforts to raise funds to improve connectivity of the local trail network and create safer neighborhoods.

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