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Bases to Bleachers: The Negro League Centennial Celebration Edition

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Join us for a discussion of stories specific to the Negro League experience in honor of the Negro League Centennial

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Join us for readings from Bases to Bleachers: A Collection of Personal Baseball Stories from the Stands and Beyond featuring stories specific to the Negro League experience in honor of the Negro League Centennial .

Free to attend. If you can give, we are collecting donations for Feeding America "the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization. The Feeding America network of food banks, pantries and meal programs serve virtually every community in the United States — 40 million people, including 12 million children and 7 million seniors. 98% of all cash and non cash donations go directly toward community services. Donate when you register.

We will also be taking donations to support future programming from the three organizations that sponsored the Soul of the Game Negro League Centennial programming you may have enjoyed in 2020 The Community Cup Classic Foundation, The Josh Gibson Foundation, and Lifeline Sports. Help us keep the momentum going with more in 2021. Make your donation to Soul of the Game: Negro League Baseball 101 when you register.

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"One day during an afternoon at the ball park, author Eric Gray asked his wife, daughter, and friend to identify their favorite game that they had been to. Little did he know, that simple question would soon take on a life of its own. As the question made its way to family members, friends, friends of friends, strangers and beyond, it gave way to a surprising collection of incredibly diverse stories and perspectives. Thus, Bases to Bleachers was born.

Unlike most baseball books, this is not a biography, or a discussion of a team, or analysis of a season. Baseball here is a setting in which both astounding feats and some of the most beautifully touching moments in peoples’ lives have happened. Whether it’s the first game, falling in love at the park, or even a beloved baseball glove that survived World War II, these stories are about more than just baseball. They reflect the joys, triumphs, and disappointments of the human condition, and often illustrate what’s truly important in life—those things we hold most dear in our hearts."

Zoom login will be sent out two days before the event and again one hour before the event to take into account last minute registrations.

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