Swing into action this summer at Coleman Memorial Park as it hosts the 37th annual Baseball Hitting Contest on Saturday, Aug. 19, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. A rain date is set for Sunday, Aug. 20, starting at noon.

A staple in Lebanon County’s baseball community, this contest is an opportunity for enthusiasts to showcase their batting skills. Six age categories, ranging from youth to seniors, ensure all baseball aficionados have a chance to compete. Each category will feature prizes for both the winner and top finishers.

Entrants born in 2004 or earlier are welcome to participate, ensuring a wide range of talents on display. The scoring system combines both age and points acquired during the contest.

Participants need to bring their own bat and helmet. Each contestant will be allowed 25 pitches to showcase their prowess.

An entry fee of $9 is required, but attendees can receive a $2 discount if they bring the event card. The proceeds from the event will be channeled into maintaining and improving the park’s fields, with a portion designated for the Park’s Trust Fund.

Karl “Skip” Wolf, a key organizer of the event, is available for questions at 717-272-8844.

For a glimpse into the rich baseball history of Coleman Memorial Park and to view overall stats, visit the park website.

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