La Crosse, Wis. – The La Crosse Loggers announced today that they will be hosting a trio of FREE Family Movie Nights on the State Bank Financial video board this summer at Copeland Park thanks to the support of Altra Federal Credit Union, Gundersen Health System and Auto Value Parts Stores.
The first of three will take place on Friday, July 29 when Altra Federal Credit Union presents “Field of Dreams”. Gates will open at Copeland Park at 6:00 p.m. with the Copeland Park concessions open as well as the HG Orthodontics Family Fun Zone. Families are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs to grab a spot in the Copeland Park outfield to view the movie, but grandstand seating will also be available. The movie will begin at 7:00 p.m.
Field of Dreams is about Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella who hears a voice in his corn field telling him, “If you build it, he will come.” Kinsella interprets this message as an instruction to build a baseball field on his farm, upon which appears the ghosts of Shoeless Joe Jackson and the other seven Chicago White Sox players banned from the game for throwing the 1919 World Series. When the voices continue, Ray seeks out a reclusive author to help him understand the meaning of the messages and the purpose for his field.
The second showing will take place on Friday, August 5 when Gundersen Health System presents “The Rookie”. Gates will open at 6:00 p.m., with the movie commencing at 7:00 p.m. The Rookie is a 2002 sports drama film directed by John Lee Hancock and produced by Walt Disney Pictures. It is based on the true story of Jim Morris, who had a brief, but famous Major League Baseball career in 1999-2000. The film stars Dennis Quaid, Rachel Griffiths, Jay Hernandez, and Brian Cox.
On Saturday, August 27 Auto Value Parts Stores is happy to present the free showing of “Toy Story” at Copeland Park. As with the previous movies, gates will open at 6:00 p.m. and the movie will begin at 7. Toy Story is a 1995 American computer-animated adventure buddy comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by John Lasseter at his directorial debut, Toy Story was the first feature-length, computer-animated film and the first theatrical film produced by Pixar. Toy Story follows a group of anthropomorphic toys who pretend to be lifeless whenever humans are present, and focuses on the relationship between Woody, a pull-string cowboy doll (voiced by Tom Hanks), and Buzz Lightyear, an astronaut action figure (voiced by Tim Allen).
Once again this Family Movie Series is absolutely free and open to the public, compliments of Altra Federal Credit Union, Gundersen Health System and Auto Value Parts Stores.
The La Crosse Loggers are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. The 22-year-old summer collegiate 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, visit www.northwoodsleague.com.