Marion Chamber of Commerce - Event Information

Event Name:Wild Kickoff Celebration featuring Jennie Finch
Event Type(s):Member Event
Description:Women’s Professional Softball is coming to Southern Illinois and we hope you will join us to celebrate our new Canadian Wild of Southern Illinois. On Thursday, February 28th, the Wild will be hosting a very special night to celebrate the new team coming to our region, and we will have a featured speaker, Jennie Finch, referred by Time Magazine as the most famous softball player in history.

The Wild’s kick off celebration will be held at Marion’s new event venue, Midwest Event Center, 11580 Route 37N, Marion IL, and will begin at 7 pm. Miners COO Mike Pinto and Cheri Kempf, commissioner of the NPF (National Professional Fast Pitch League) will do an introduction about the Wild and will introduce Olympic Gold Medalist Jennie Finch who will talk about her experiences playing in the Olympics and the NPF. A Q and A session will follow. Entry to the event is free. You must register for a ticket to attend.

Fans who would like to meet Jennie will be able to purchase a VIP meet and greet. A limited number of these upgrades are available for $25 each and include an opportunity for an autograph and photo with Jennie.

For more information about the event, visit the Miners website at, to learn more about the NPF visit their site
Event Date:2/28/2019
Event Time:7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Central
Location:Marion Cultural and Civic Center
800 Tower Square Plaza
Marion , Il 62959

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