Yogi Berra Museum to host ‘Celebration of Life’ on Sept. 25

Free family festival will honor remarkable life and legacy of Yogi Berra, one year after his passing

UPPER MONTCLAIR, NJ – A free, family-friendly festival of art, baseball and other kids’ activities will be held at the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center on Sunday, Sept. 25 to help celebrate the life and legacy of one of America’s most beloved and legendary sports figures.

The “Celebration of Life” will include magicians, mascots, music, movies and a baseball clinic at adjoining Yogi Berra Stadium, all part of the commemoration of Yogi Berra’s passing at age 90 on Sept. 22, 2015. It will begin at noon and run until 5 p.m.

Each visitor will receive a Museum souvenir and there will be contests and giveaways every hour.  Also, visitors can send messages on baseballs to our troops overseas, courtesy of Billy Cook, a 14-year-old from Washington Township, NJ, whose BASEball project was inspired in part by Yogi, a World War II veteran who participated in the D-Day invasion at Normandy.

The Yogi Berra  Museum & Learning Center has been a hub of educational and public programming since it opened in 1998 on the campus of Montclair State University. Through innovative sports-based programs and exhibits, it is committed to educating and inspiring young people and teaching the honorable values reflected in Yogi Berra’s life and accomplishments.

To honor Yogi’s exemplary baseball career, the Montclair State University baseball team will conduct a free baseball clinic from 12:30-2:30 p.m.  (ages 6-12) at the adjacent minor-league stadium which was  named after Yogi, as is the street (Yogi Berra Drive) that runs through MSU’s campus.

Jack the Jackal, mascot for the minor-league New Jersey Jackals, and Rocky the Red Hawk, MSU’s feathered mascot, will be here to greet visitors and take photos.

About The Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center:

The Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center is a 501 © 3 nonprofit sports education organization on the campus of Montclair State (NJ) University. Its mission is to preserve and promote the values of respect, sportsmanship and excellence through culturally diverse, inclusive sports-based programming. Museum programs foster a better understanding of the historic and contemporary role of sports in society.

 

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