Having covered Little League Baseball for more than 70 years, the Williamsport Sun-Gazette again will be at the World Series starting Thursday to celebrate and report on the events and happenings.
"The Williamsport Sun-Gazette is proud to announce that it will again have a major presence at the Little League World Series starting Thursday, Aug. 15," said Bernard A. Oravec, Sun-Gazette publisher. "The Sun-Gazette has been a fixture at most Little League games in our area since 1939 and has played a pivotal role in covering and celebrating the Little League World Series since 1947."
The Sun-Gazette's presence at the Little League complex will include a tent, which will sell that day's copy of Little League Extra, which provides in-depth coverage and features from the World Series. The tent will be located outside of Volunteer Stadium.
"As the newspaper of record in the community that is the birthplace of Little League, the Sun-Gazette is proud to continue our partnership with Little League International and offer the best coverage available of the games. Most fans visiting the World Series take home one or more editions of our Little League Extra each season," Oravec added.
Fans wishing to purchase all 11 editions of the Little League publication can take advantage of a special offer the Sun-Gazette created for this year's World Series.
"This year's tent will be staffed by employees of the Sun-Gazette, who will be offering for the first time a loyalty punch card, which allows fans to purchase all 11 editions of Little League Extra in advance for only $10," Oravec explained. "With the purchase of the card fans will receive a 2013 commemorative Sun-Gazette American bald eagle pin. This pin will only be available as a premium for purchase of the loyalty punch card or part of the eight-piece pin set sold exclusively at our office in downtown Williamsport at 252 W. Fourth St."
While visiting the Sun-Gazette tent, fans also can pick-up their free copy of "The Williamsport Sun-Gazette Pin: A Collector's Guide to the First Ten Years 2004-2013," a 32-page glossy magazine, which details the storied history of Sun-Gazette pins.
But the Sun-Gazette's presence will not be at its tent only, but as the newspaper's reporters and photographers cover each day's events. The Sun-Gazette staff covering events around the Little League complex will be handing out a special reporter/photographer pin to children, while supplies last.