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Fan Fest Coming this Weekend

July 7, 2005 - Midwest League (MWL) - Dayton Dragons News Release

DAYTON, OH --- The Dayton Dragons, in partnering with Newspapers in Education, will be hosting the Annual Fan Fest on Saturday, July 9th, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Fifth Third Field. This event provides fans with the chance to hang out with the Dayton Dragons players, collect autographs and photos, participate in skills stations, play on inflatable games, run the bases, and interact with Dragons mascots Heater and Gem.

All proceeds from Fan Fest will benefit "Newspapers In Education" - the non-profit educational arm of Cox Ohio Publishing - that strives to improve literacy amongst school children via the use of the newspaper.

The Dragons will open up the gates to Fifth Third Field at 10:00 a.m. for a day full of fun, food, autographs, games, and a free souvenir for all who attend. From 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Dragons players will be at different interactive stations along the concourse and on the field. The players will then sign autographs from 11:30 until 12:30.

Other activities at the 2005 Fan Fest will include:

- Throwing stations

- Hitting stations

- Obstacle Course

- Bounce House

- Speed Pitch

- Running the Bases

Tickets for the 2005 Fan Fest are currently on sale at the Dragons Fifth Third Field Box Office, and can be purchased prior to and on the day of the event. Adult tickets are on sale for $10, with children under 12 for $7, and children under 2 admitted for free. All fans who purchase a ticket will receive a complimentary soda, hot dog, team poster, and Dragons hat. Concession stands and the Dragons Den will be also open for fans to purchase additional food, beverages and souvenirs.

For additional information, please find the Dayton Dragons online at "" or call the Dragons offices at 228-BATS (2287).

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