Striders Will Celebrate 35th Anniversary At Diethrick Park

The Chautauqua Striders will host a 35th anniversary night at Diethrick Park on Wednesday.

Originally founded in 1979 by Dan Feather and Ron Graham as a local track club, Chautauqua Striders is now celebrating 35 years of mentoring and guiding youth through education, advocacy and athletics.

Current and former students, program participants and athletes and the entire community are welcome to attend the event before the Jamestown Jammers take on the Williamsport Crosscutters at 7:05 p.m.

During the evening the past 35 years of Striders’ success will be celebrated as well as promoting the many Striders programs currently available to our area youth.

Tickets to the game are free and can be obtained at many local partner organizations and businesses in the area. You can also pick up free tickets at the Chautauqua Striders office located at 101 East 4th St. in Jamestown (on the 2nd floor of the YMCA).

The Chautauqua Striders would to thank Southern Chautauqua Federal Credit Union for helping make this night possible.

In addition to the game, Striders also invites you to attend a special pre-game tent party featuring picnic food, drink, music and guest speaker Jonathon Eig, author of the book “Luckiest Man” about Lou Gehrig, and “Opening Day” about Jackie Robinson. Tickets to the tent party can be purchased for $35 by contacting the Strider staff or stopping by the Striders office. Proceeds benefit the Chautauqua Striders programming and the 1,800 youth served annually.

If you are unable to attend the night at the ballpark, but would like to make a donation to Striders in celebration of the 35th anniversary, visit their website and click on the orange “Donate Now” button.

For more information about Chautauqua Striders call 488-2203, visit www.chautauqua-striders.org, or “like us” on Facebook.