Tyrone Community Night planned with the Altoona Curve

Baseball, hot dogs, fireworks, and orange and black throughout the stands at Blair County ballpark. Play ball!
What’s being planned? It’s the Tyrone Community Night with the Altoona Curve on Sunday, July 18, 2004 at 6:05 p.m. The Tyrone Area Chamber of Commerce has again taken the lead in organizing this special event and the entire town is invited.
Coordinating with the Altoona Curve, a special chamber committee has been formed to coordinate and promote the event to the entire community. The Daily Herald begins advertising Tyrone’s special night, and a window display featuring Curve merchandise will grace the empty windows of the Columbia Ancilliary building in downtown Tyrone in a few weeks.
It’s a way for both residents and local businesses to enjoy a night of baseball with family and friends, as well as show community pride. Already planned for the town’s showcase evening is Mayor Pat Stoner, and a local contest winner throwing out the first pitches of the game. The winner of a the local contest will also receive four box seats from the Jan Financial Group, and owner Tammy Datris, a member of the chamber committee.
Music by local musicians, the Golden Eagle mascot, a local color guard, local singer of the national anthem, and pictures, video and information about Tyrone will be highlighted on the stadiums video screen throughout the evening. And the night wraps up with colorful fireworks!
“Last year the Tyrone night was successful, but this year we want to make this night the most successful community night all season,” said Jeff Adams, ticket account manager for the Curve.
Other community nights are planned including Cresson, and members of the Curve staff have engaged in a little competition to see which town steps up to the plate and has the bigger event.
“These types of community nights are important, and, were initiated last year, and this years plans is to make them all bigger and better,” said Adams.
Local business sponsorships are available for the night starting as low as $175 and includes a public address and scoreboard mention, your business name in newspaper ads, your business logo on posters and 25 grandstand tickets. If three, ten or twenty or more local businesses come together, packages include advertising in the Curve program for the entire season, more tickets, an owners’ suite rental, VIP parking passes, participating in throwing out the first pitch, the ability to set up a promotional table on the concourse, and much more. For details on these community night packages, contact Jeff Alan at 943-5400.
“This is a great way to promote our area, and Tyrone in general,” said Rose Black, interim executive director of the Tyrone Area Chamber of Commerce. “I hope we at least sell the 1,000 tickets, and that every organization and business in town becomes involved.”
One thousand tickets for Tyrone have already been reserved by the chamber. For only $6 per ticket, your entire family can enjoy a great night of baseball, fireworks and orange and black fun. The Curve will play against cross state rivals the Reading Phillies on Tyrone night. Tickets are available now at the Tyrone Area Chamber of Commerce, located on Logan Avenue in downtown Tyrone. Other organizations in the community are also going to be selling tickets.
The Altoona Curve has rolled out the red carpet for Tyrone. And now its the communities turn to hit a home run, by being the most successful community to grace the grandstands of Blair County Ballpark this summer.