Monday, November 5, 2018

World of Little League® Museum and WVIA Pair Up For Kids’ Day Event on November 17

Image courtesy of Little League® Baseball and Softball
Appearances by PBS Kids’ Nature Cat and Little League’s official mascot, Dugout, highlight the day’s festivities
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (November 2, 2018) – The World of Little League® Museum and Official Store will be hosting its annual Kids’ Day on Saturday, November 17. Co-hosted by WVIA Public Media, Pittston, and partially funded by a grant administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, the event will include arts and crafts, games, interactive experiences, story time, photo opportunities, and a visit from Nature Cat of PBS Kids and Little League’s lovable mascot, Dugout.

Attendance to the Kids’ Day event is free and will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. inside the World of Little League Museum (located at 525 Montgomery Pike, U.S. 15). The museum will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“Kids’ Day is one of the most exciting events we have here at the Museum and I would encourage anyone who hasn’t had a chance to experience it to come out on November 17,” said Lance Van Auken, Little League Vice President and World of Little League MuseumExecutive Director. “Each year, hundreds of kids have the opportunity to come out and enjoy a memorable day at the Museum and this year’s visitors will get the unique experience to hang out with Nature Cat from PBS Kids.”

In addition to the interactive experiences within the Museum, visitors may enjoy Storytime with Debby the Clubhouse Mom, as well as three meet-and-greet visits with Dugout and Nature Cat. Parents are encouraged to take photos.

“WVIA Public Media is delighted to partner with the World of Little League Museum for Kids’ Day 2018,” said Debby the Clubhouse Mom. “We are proud to partner with such a fine Community and Family Minded Organization that puts children first. This year, Nature Cat from PBS Kids will be our special guest of honor. There will be Arts and Crafts, Story Time, Meet and Greets with Nature Cat, and so much more. Hope to see you at Kids’ Day on Saturday, Nov.17th! Tally Ho!”

Along with Little League and WVIA, nearly 10 other youth service agencies and organizations supporting youth activities or their parents will be in attendance with information tables throughout the museum and activities for the children. Visitors donating a new toy valued at $10 or more to Toys for Tots will receive a complimentary return visit to the Museum.

Below is a list of organizations set to attend the event (activities provided in parentheses):
  • WVIA Public Media (Storytime, colorful foam bead nature necklace craft)
  • Williamsport Crosscutters (Prize drop)
  • Penn State Extension, Lycoming 4-H (Mr. Yuck activity/take and go craft)
  • AmeriHealth Caritas Northeast (Paper design for a shirt)
  • Advanced Pain Management and Rehab (Hula hoop fun; trigger points chair massage)
  • North Central Sight Services (Vision Screening)
  • DeWald Chiropractic (Free Spinal Screening for Children)
  • Kingdom Kidz (Hands-on Activity with Puppets)
  • Little League Baseball and Softball

In addition, Omega Delta Sigma, the Veterans Fraternity at Pennsylvania College of Technology, will be providing volunteers to assist with the day’s activities.

The tentative schedule of events is as follows:
9 a.m. – Museum opens for set up and general admission
10 a.m. – Kids’ Day opens with free admission
10:30 a.m. – Meet and Greet with Dugout, Little League’s mascot, and Nature Cat from PBS Kids
11:15 p.m. – Story time with Debby, the WVIA Clubhouse Mom
11:30 a.m. - Meet and Greet with Dugout and Nature Cat
12:15 p.m. – Story time with Debby, the WVIA Clubhouse Mom
12:30 p.m. – Meet and Greet Dugout and Nature Cat
1:30 p.m. – Meet and Greet with Dugout and Nature Cat
2 p.m. – Kids’ Day events conclude
5 p.m. – Museum closes for day

About the World of Little League®: Peter J. McGovern Museum and Official Store
The World of Little League®: Peter J. McGovern  Museum and Official Store, located at 525 Montgomery Pike (U.S. Route 15), is open daily from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. General admission is $5, children (ages 5 through 12) are $2, and senior citizens (ages 62 and older) are $3. Children four years and younger are admitted free of charge, as well as any Little Leaguer wearing a uniform shirt that includes the Little League official shoulder patch. Additional information about the museum, events and its inclement weather schedule can be found at LittleLeagueMuseum.org or by contacting the Museum at 570-326-3607. Follow World of Little League on Facebook (facebook.com/LittleLeagueMuseum) and Twitter (twitter.com/LLBMuseum). Visitors of Lycoming County are also encouraged to visit the Lycoming County Visitors Bureau website, www.vacationpa.com, or call toll-free, 1-800-358-9900.

About Little League®
Founded in 1939, Little League® Baseball and Softball is the world’s largest organized youth sports program, with nearly 2.4 million players and one million adult volunteers in every U.S. state and more than 80 other countries. During its nearly 80 years of existence, Little League has seen more than 40 million honored graduates, including public officials, professional athletes, award-winning artists, and a variety of other influential members of society. Each year, millions of people follow the hard work, dedication, and sportsmanship that Little Leaguers® display at our seven baseball and softball World Series events, the premier tournaments in youth sports. For more information, visit LittleLeague.org, and follow Little League on Facebook (facebook.com/LittleLeague), Twitter (twitter.com/LittleLeague), and Instagram (Instagram.com/LittleLeague).