Reno Aces make memories for one Valley tee ball team |

Reno Aces make memories for one Valley tee ball team

by Amy Roby

Special to The R-C
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The Carson Valley Bats and their families recently enjoyed a night out at the Reno Aces ballpark. They were there to enjoy the game and partake of the Aces’ “Baseball Buddies” program, open to area youth baseball and softball leagues.

Bats team members spent time on the field pre-game, and each stood next to an Aces player during the singing of the National Anthem. As Aces players took their positions, the tee ball players accompanied them onto the field and heard their names read over the ballpark’s PA system, right along with the Aces’ lineup.

Tee ball players and their families got to sit in reserved seating. Players received a special “Reno Aces Baseball Buddies” T-shirt and a food and beverage coupon to use at one of the many concession stands throughout the park.

My son, Max, played on the Bats this year and my husband, Scott, was one of the coaches, so I got to tag along that night. What fun to witness the excitement and wonder on the kids’ faces throughout all the pre-game festivities, and watch that translate to the game itself. Max and I flipped through the roster together and picked out “his” player, and all the kids would holler and cheer especially loud when “their” player was up to bat or made a great play.

Kudos to the Reno Aces for providing this unforgettable experience and engaging kids in such a special way.

“I Dig Dinosaurs” roars into CVIC Hall

As part of their summer reading program, “Dig into Reading!,” The Douglas County Public Library invites you to “I Dig Dinosaurs,” a puppet show presented by the Dragon Theater Puppets. Everyone is invited to the CVIC Hall on Tuesday where puppeteers will take you on a journey back in time to see dinosaurs. Showtime is 4 p.m.

Founded in 1994 by Jason Ropp, Dragon Theater Puppets has built a strong following in their hometown of Portland, Ore., and beyond. With a reputation for presenting high quality entertainment for the whole family, their motto is “Education through entertainment, learning through laughter, family values through fun.”

For more information on Dragon Theater Puppets, log on to

This special program is funded by the Friends of the Douglas County Public Library. Find more information about the library on Facebook, visit or call 775-782-9841.

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