PRESS RELEASE – Former American Idol star, William Hung, will host the 4th of July Bonanza at Fuessenich Park on July 4th, 2011. Mr. Hung will perform his signature song that propelled him to stardom, “She Bangs” originally sung by Ricky Martin, as well as two to three other hits throughout the night. Once Mr. Hung has completed his performances for the evening, he will sign autographs and take pictures with his fans.
Hung, who you might remember for his “unique” performance on Fox’s American Idol reality show, which gives contestants a chance to be America’s next star and has swept the nation for eleven years, will be celebrating the 4th of July with Titan fans in Torrington. Hung made a gallant effort at the American Idol crown but was eventually eliminated in the first round.
“We got the guy we want. His talent is remarkable, the energy that he brings is phenomenal and the Titans couldn’t be more honored that Mr. Hung is going to celebrate America’s birthday with us,” Mike O’Malley, GM of the Titans quoted.
After Mr. Hung’s run on American Idol, he has toured the country performing in many different venues and states. Hung recently performed “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” for the Toronto Blue Jays. This will be the first time that Mr. Hung will be performing in Torrington.
The Titans will compete against the Tri-State League in an exhibition contest. A Home Run Derby is scheduled beginning at 4 PM with the teams comprised of sluggers from the Titans and Tri-State. The All in Band will be performing before the game and there are discussions of a “patriotic pyrotechnics show” in the works.
Ed Gadomski and the Tri-State League have also announced that former New York Yankee, Jim Bouton will pitch for the Tri-State side. A member of the 1962 World Series Champion team as well as a member of the 1963 All-Star team, Bouton has mastered the art of the knuckleball and still regularly pitches competitively. Bouton also wrote the popular baseball memoir, Ball Four.
“I feel very fortunate to have Jim at the ballpark on the 4th. He is a great competitor and I’m excited that he is going to be on our side,” Gadomski stated about having former Yankee Jim Bouton pitch for Tri-State in the July 4th contest against the Torrington Titans.
General Admission for the day will be $5 for adults and $3 for kids 12 and under with children 5 and under entering for free. Concessions will be open throughout the afternoon. Part of the proceeds will go to the United Way, which has partnered with the Titans and Tri-State for the day. Contact GM of the Titans Mike O’Malley at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.