Tonight’s the night...
Well, there’s one big silver lining to the June 12 postponment of the planned home opening for the Chugiak-Eagle River Chinooks Alaska Baseball League team: We get another chance to experience history!
The opener for the area’s new collegiate summer league team was rained out, meaning the first time local residents will get to see their squad in action is now tonight at Loretta French Park in Chugiak. Opening ceremonies for the team — which announced a permanent move here after a successful exhibition last fall — will begin at 6:30 p.m., with the first pitch scheduled for 7 p.m.
To find the park, take the Glenn Highway north from Eagle River to the North Birchwood exit. Take a right onto the Old Glenn Highway, and follow it until you see the park on your righthand side.
Admission to all of the team’s games are free all season long. For more information on the team, visit www.cerchinooks.com