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Rockford Peaches
75th Anniversary Celebration

Rockford Peaches 75th Anniversary

The International Women's Baseball Center (IWBC), in partnership with the Friends of Beyer Stadium, presents a series of fun, family-friendly events on May 30-June 3 to celebrate the Rockford Peaches’ 75th Anniversary and the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL).

Events:
Diamonds, Denim & Stars Fundraiser
Meet a Peach Autograph Signing Event
Rockford Peaches Day at Rockford City Market
Rockford Peaches Day on State
"A League of Their Own" at Friday Night Flix
"Baseball in the STEAM Zone" Family Day
Opening Ceremony and Exhibition Game
Home Run Derby and Closing Ceremony

Rockford Peaches 75th Anniversary banner

Diamonds, Denim & Stars Fundraiser

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 @ Coronado Performing Arts Center
Stars from A League of Their Own will join entertainers and actors in a "1940s Rockford Peaches baseball game-themed" evening of family fun. Ticket holders choose from a Tailgate Party with free ballpark fare and desserts to a VIP Private Party for photos with stars. Original AAGPBL players will be on hand for autographs and photos. The evening ends with a lighthearted program in the theater with a "peach diamond pendant" live auction from the stage. (more info)

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Meet a Peach Autograph Signing Event

Thursday, May 31, 2018 @ RACVB Annex
Then and now we are proud of the legacy our Rockford Peaches worked hard to achieve. To celebrate the team's 75th Anniversary, the RACVB is hosting a Meet a Peach Autograph Signing event at the RACVB Annex (102 N. Main St.) on Thursday, May 31 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. The public is welcome to attend, get an autograph and hang out with Rockford Peaches, actors from the movie A League of Their Own who depicted Rockford Peaches, and other special guests! Rockford Peaches memorabilia and keepsake gifts will be available for purchase at the event, or feel free to bring your own item to have signed. (more info)

Rockford Peaches Day at Rockford City Market

Friday, June 1 @ Rockford City Market
Stars from A League of Their Own and original AAGPBL players will greet the crowd, there will be hands-on "Baseball in the STEAM Zone" activities, and there will be Rockford Peaches items for sale to benefit IWBC. (more info)

Rockford Peaches Day on State

Friday, June 1 @ Downtown Rockford
Participating shops, restaurants and bars along East State Street will feature specialty drinks, dishes and themed items for sale to celebrate the Rockford Peaches. East State Street will also be renamed "Peach Orchard Lane" for the day. (more info)

"A League of Their Own" at Friday Night Flix

Friday, June 1 @ Davis Park
Stars from A League of Their Own will greet moviegoers at Davis Park and sign autographs at their booth before the free showing of this iconic American baseball movie. Rockford Dance Company Rockettes will entertain the crowds before the movie, dancing to '40s and '50s music. At dusk, A League of Their Own will play on the big screen. (more info)

"Baseball in the STEAM Zone" Family Day

Saturday, June 2 @ Beyer Stadium
IWBC invites the whole family to a morning of hands-on stations on the field that will connect baseball and sports to STEAM subjects - science, technology, engineering, art and math - plus History and Nature and Sports, in a fun learning environment. (more info)

Opening Ceremony and Exhibition Game

Saturday, June 2 @ Beyer Stadium
IWBC will hold an official Opening Ceremony for the Rockford Peaches 75th Anniversary Bicentennial Celebration with the East High School band and Mayor Tom McNamara throwing out the first pitch. Stars from A League of Their Own will team up with 75th Anniversary Celebration sponsors and community leaders in a Celebrity Team against the Rockford Starfires Women's Baseball Team. (more info)

Home Run Derby and Closing Ceremony

Sunday, June 3 @ Beyer Stadium
Children to adult paid entries will vie for "star" in various age categories. The day concludes with the first-ever competition pitting Firefighters vs. Policemen in a friendly rivalry at the plate. Trophies and medallions will be awarded at the Closing Ceremony of the Rockford Peaches 75th Anniversary Celebration. (more info)