Wednesday, January 21, 2015

World of Little League® Museum Challenges Kids to Race Against the Clock

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – The challenge is on – the World of Little League®: Peter J. McGovern Museum and Official Store Running Track Challenge, that is.

In football, the 40-yard dash is used to compare speeds. For the World of Little League Running Track Challenge, the distance is 60 feet. The track itself is part of the In the Game Gallery at the Museum, in a carpeted, indoor re-creation of the first-base line at Howard J. Lamade Stadium.


Children 14 and younger are invited to participate in the challenge at the museum any day beginning Friday, Jan. 23, through Feb. 1. The museum, located at 525 U.S. 15 (Montgomery Pike), is open every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The contest culminates a month-long event at the museum that offers free admission to any visitor wearing professional football logo wear.

The entrant’s parent or legal guardian must complete one entry form for each entrant. Complete rules will be available at facebook.com/LittleLeagueMuseum and at the Museum.

Ten, $10 store gift certificates will be awarded to the best times by boys and girls in five age categories.

The fastest 40-yard time in the NFL was recorded in 2008 by Chris Johnson (4.24 seconds), a running back for the New York Jets. Pittsburgh Steelers running back Dri Archer clocked 4.26 seconds in 2014. Wide Receiver Marquise Goodwin, who plays for the Buffalo Bills, ran 4.27 seconds in 2013.

As part of the fun, all children up to age 14, whether they participate in the races or not, will be admitted free of charge for those 10 days. They must be accompanied by an adult.

In February, the Museum will observe World of Little League Loves Teachers Month. At that time, educators showing their teaching identification will receive free admission for themselves and up to two guests.

The World of Little League, 525 Montgomery Pike (US 15), is open daily from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. with the exception of Monday, Jan. 19.General admission is $5. It is $2 for children (ages 5 through 12) and $3 for senior citizens (62 years and older). Children four and younger are admitted free of charge.

More information about the Museum is available at LittleLeagueMuseum.org or you can contact the Museum at 570-326-3607. FollowWorld of Little League on Facebook (facebook.com/LittleLeagueMuseum) and Twitter (twitter.com/LLBMuseum).