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On Wednesday, July 2nd Chautauqua Striders will host a 35th Anniversary Night at Russell Diethrick Park. Originally founded in 1979 by Dan Feather and Ron Graham as a local track club, Chautauqua Striders is now celebrating 35 years of mentoring and guiding youth through education, advocacy and athletics.
We welcome current and former students, program participants and athletes, and the entire community to join us for a night of fun as the Jamestown Jammers baseball team takes on the Williamsport Crosscutters at 7:05 p.m. We plan to use the evening to celebrate the past 35 years of Striders success, as well as promote the many Striders programs currently available to our area youth. Tickets to the game are FREE, and can be obtained at many local partner organizations and businesses in the area. You can also pick up free tickets at the Chautauqua Striders office located at 101 East 4th St. in Jamestown (on the 2nd floor of the YMCA). Chautauqua Striders would to thank Southern Chautauqua Federal Credit Union for helping make this night possible.
In addition to the game, Striders also invites you to attend a special pre-game tent party featuring picnic food, drink, music, and guest speaker Jonathon Eig, author of the book “Luckiest Man” about Lou Gehrig, and “Opening Day” about Jackie Robinson. Tickets to the tent party can be purchased for $35.00 by contacting Strider staff or stopping by the Striders office. Proceeds benefit Chautauqua Striders programming and the 1,800 youth served annually.
If you are unable to attend our night at the ballpark on July 2nd, but would like to make a donation to Striders in celebration of the 35th Anniversary, please feel free to visit our website and click on the orange “Donate Now” button.
For more information about Chautauqua Striders please contact us at 488-2203, visit www.chautauqua-striders.org, or like us on Facebook.
We look forward to seeing you at the ball park and celebrating with you on July 2nd!