PRESS RELEASE – The first ever event of its kind in baseball, the Home Run Derby at the Harbor, is less than two weeks away. The event on Monday, July 18th will feature top Northwoods League Sluggers batting from a pier that extends in to Lake Michigan.
Derby participants will hit home runs into the downtown Kenosha Harbor. Sailboats from the Kenosha Yacht Club will serve as the foul poles to the mock Simmons Field and a floating barrier will mimic the outfield wall.
5:30– Gates Open, Live Music By Bella Cain
6:30– Home Run Derby Begins
7:50– Live Music By Bella Cain
Activities include a kids bounce house, bobblehead ring toss and Snap-on Inflatable Zipline. Ballpark food, beverages, ice cream, beer and Kingfish merchandise will be available for purchase.
The event zone hugs the lake and is located across from Navy Memorial Park, next to Common Grounds (5159 6th Ave.). Street parking is available for fans.
Kingfish staff will be on site and select players will take a few practice swings on Wednesday, July 13th at 12pm.
The 2016 NWL All-Star Game will take place at Simmons Field the following day on July 19th at 7:05pm.
Tickets and merchandise for the Kenosha Kingfish are on sale now. For more information on Meijer 7-game packs, season or group tickets, please visit kingfishbaseball.com or call 262.653.0900. The Kingfish Ticket Office powered by Platinum Systems is open from 9am to 5pm, Monday through Friday and Saturday from 9am to 1pm at Simmons Field, 7817 Sheridan Rd. in Kenosha.