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100 inning softball game to benefit McLean Co United Way

Thu, 02 Aug 2012 15:23:42 CDT
By: Lee Strubinger

100 inning softball game to benefit McLean Co United Way
There's something unusual going on outside the Illinois Farm Bureau Building's front lawn in Bloomington-- a 100 inning softball game. The Bureau is getting a head start on fundraising efforts as this year's pacesetter company for United Way of McLean County, along with Country Financial and Growmark. Chair of the Special Events Committee Lindsey Rinkenberger says the softball game gets employees excited for the coming weeks of United Way fundraising. Standing in the outfield is a more than 70 ft. long scoreboard, inspired by a famous scoreboard from Chicago. Rinkenberger says it's a new addition from the first 100 inning game held in 2005...

"Our Building and Grounds people did an awesome job of building that, and then our I.A.A. print shop actually printed the numbers and letters. So, they did a great job and it's actually very close to the scoreboard at Wrigley."

Rinkenberger says in addition to the softball marathon, employees can buy ballpark food, play putt-putt golf, bags and ladder ball to help raise money. After a quarter of the way through the game, Blue team was leading Red 42 to 25.


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