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The CFAA White Sox Attend Akron Aeros Game at Canal Park

On July 25, 2002, the CFAA White Sox and their families attended an Akron Aeros Baseball Game at Canal Park, Akron, Ohio, compliments of Skidmore & Associates. The Aeros hosted the Redding Phillies. Eleven boys and girls between the ages of 5 – 6 assembled before the game and participated in a parade within the perimeter of the ballpark. The White Sox, led by Coach Rick, tipped their hats to their parents sitting in the front rows of Section 117 with video cameras rolling. The White Sox then gave a “curtain call” to Sections 114 - 116, and received a standing ovation from approximately 200 Aeros fans. The players then settled in with their families to watch the baseball game. The players were thrilled when they received a lengthy visit from the Aeros mascot, “Orbit”. These Little Leaguers were introduced to minor league baseball at its finest.

After the Aeros were held scoreless for a number of innings, the Aeros tied the game in the bottom of the 9th and beat the Phillies in extra innings. “It was a very exciting event for our Little Leaguers, many of our players were attending an organized baseball game for the first time … the Aeros front office manager, Dan Burr, was very courteous to our group … It will be an event that we will repeat next year as a part of our sponsorship,” Eric Skidmore said.