Fox 9 Town Ball Tour

Delano to be featured on Fox 9 Ball Tour

Matt Kane

Sports Editor

The Fox 9 Town Ball Tour is coming to Delano.

Fox 9 will feature Delano and its storied baseball tradition Wednesday, June 17, in its Town Ball Tour, which showcases many of the state’s richest baseball communities and ball parks.

The Fox 9 crew will hang out in Delano all day, arriving for breakfast at a local restaurant, and  will air several promotional segments from the town throughout the day.

All of the daily newscasts — midday, 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. — will take place at locations in Delano, and will lead in to the feature game, which will see the Delano Athletics host the Loretto Larks in a North Star League game at 7 p.m. at Delano Municipal Baseball Park.

Game highlights and feature stories will be part of Fox 9’s 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts.

Admission to the ball game will be free.

The goal of the Delano Athletic Club is to make this a community event, not just a baseball event.

The club is working with the Delano Chamber of Commerce, and plans to involve other community organizations and local businesses. There will be family-friendly events and a meal at Central Park, beginning at 5 p.m.

Plans are to include youth baseball and softball players in pregame and between inning activities.

Planning for this event in ongoing. The Delano Athletic Club is open to ideas.