JULY 15TH – 19TH, 2017
OWLS FIELD AT TED PALKA PARK
Congratulations on clinching a spot at the 2017 Pennsylvania Region 2 American Legion tournament. As host site for this tournament, I wanted to make you aware of a few things prior to you coming to the area. Several things below are specific things for teams, parents, and fans:
Directions to our location and information about the tournament are on our website (www.westlawnowls.com). Our mailing address is 2324 Monroe Avenue, West Lawn, PA 19609 (for GPS purposes, the city may need to be changed to “Reading”). You could also Google directions to “Owl Sports Club”.
We will be running a Doubleheader Ticket ($6 adults and $4 students per doubleheader). The park will need to be cleared after Games 2, 6, and 10 for readmission. If you purchase a Tournament Pass ($25), you may remain in the park during those times. The only game that will be a Single Game ticket will be Game #11 (the Winner’s Bracket Final). Tournament programs will be for sale for $3.
NO COOLERS will be allowed into Owls Field at Ted Palka Park. Only team members may bring coolers into the park.
Owls Field is Lawn Chair seating only.
Parking is located behind the scoreboard in left field: on the street, paved parking lot, and grass lot. If a team is traveling by bus, we will have reserved parking on the field side curb (on Harrison Avenue) directly behind the scoreboard that will continue towards the batting cages.
For teams, we have 2 outdoor batting cages beyond the fence in centerfield. You will be given a batting practice schedule that you must adhere to. As far as the field is concerned, our volunteers will make sure that the field is prepped (before, between, and after games). The only help with the field that may require a team’s assistance is in the event of inclement weather. We will ask that both teams participating to provide 6-8 players (in sneakers) to put our field tarp on and off. Any spectator is welcome to help with this task as well. Our volunteers will provide instructions.
Our concession stand will be open through the duration of the tournament. We are CASH ONLY. Our concession stand features hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, specialty sandwiches (Chicken BBQ, Meatball Sandwiches, Sausage Sandwiches and several others), and assorted snacks and drinks. We will serve breakfast sandwiches the first 2 mornings of the tournament.
You will notice an upper and a lower deck connected to the concession stand/pressbox. We ask that NO coaches, players, or team personnel utilize the UPPER DECK. The UPPER DECK is reserved for Owls Sports Club members, volunteers, and their guests. The LOWER DECK is reserved for Tournament Officials, Scouts, College Coaches, Media, and Medical personnel. We will have any Athletic Trainer on-site for each game to assess any on the field injuries during the tournament. NO SPECTATORS SHOULD BE SITTING IN THESE SECTIONS.
We hope you find your experience at the Owls Field at Ted Palka Park enjoyable. We are looking forward to a great week of baseball. I wish you luck at the PA Region 2 American Legion Tournament and your quest to advance to the PA State American Legion Tournament in Ephrata, PA.
President/Host Site Chairperson
Owls Sports Club, Inc