The William C. Goodridge Freedom Center and Underground Railroad Museum invites you to attend York Revolution’s Negro League Night at PeoplesBank Park on April 27th. Doors open at 5:30p.m. and the game begins at 6:30 p.m. Our Rising STARS youth will also be storming the field before the first pitch, which will be thrown by the April 20th William C. Goodridge school art contest winner.
PeoplesBank and York Revolution have selected Goodridge Freedom Center as the beneficiary of their auction of commemorative jerseys, which the players will wear that evening. The one-of-a-kind design of the jerseys, presented by PeoplesBank, was inspired by the jerseys of the Colored Monarchs of the Diamond, who dominated the league with a 40-16 record.
Kelly Summerford, Goodridge Freedom Center Manager and Living History Interpreter, will present as William C. Goodridge on the history of the home-turned-museum prior to the start of the game. Be sure to stop by the Goodridge Freedom Center table to learn more.
“We are extremely grateful for their support of our organization,” said Community Development and Housing Director Edquina Washington. “Come enjoy a game of baseball with us, as we keep York’s history alive, while grabbing a history lesson and few pictures with Mr. William C. Goodridge.”