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Kids Day Features Free Admission for Kids K-12

Eau Claire Express and Marshfield Clinic team up for Kids Day June 29

A special daytime game June 29 at Carson Park in Eau Claire, between the Eau Claire Express and Wisconsin Rapids Rafters, will feature a “Kids Day” theme that includes free admission, plus hot dog and soda, for each K-12 aged child in attendance.

Fans are encouraged to arrive at Carson Park early. Activities include kids’ athletic performance testing (vertical jump, 40-yard dash and rotational power ball throw) from 9-11:30 a.m., and an obstacle course, face painting, beanbag toss, Express inflatables, and player autograph sessions from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Express General Manager Spencer Larson said this special event offers a great opportunity for parents and grandparents to bring children to a fun-filled day at the ballpark.

“Marshfield Clinic, a longtime sponsor of the Express, plays a large role in the success of Express baseball,” Larson said. “We’re optimistic about having a large crowd for this, our third annual Express Kids Day event in Eau Claire.”

Marshfield Clinic will have a sports medicine physician, sports physical therapists and a sports performance coach present, and participating, during the day's activities.

As part of the game, all children will be invited to gather on the field for the seventh-inning stretch. For more information about Kids Day, contact the Eau Claire Express office, 715-839-7788.

The Eau Claire Express are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 23rd season of summer collegiate baseball, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 18 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, more than 150 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Lucas Duda (NYM) and Ben Zobrist (CHC). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visitwww.eauclaireexpress.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store and set the Express as your favorite team.