- August 17, 2022
The Williamsport Crosscutters recently held a jersey auction to benefit Aly’s Monkey Movement. The charity, whose mission is to “Change the world, one monkey at a time”, was started in 2019 by then 10-year-old Aly Creasy. The charity provides stuffed animal monkeys to children locally and all over the world who may be experiencing a
The Williamsport Crosscutters recently held a jersey auction to benefit Aly’s Monkey Movement. The charity, whose mission is to “Change the world, one monkey at a time”, was started in 2019 by then 10-year-old Aly Creasy. The charity provides stuffed animal monkeys to children locally and all over the world who may be experiencing a difficult time in their lives. To date, the charity has donated over 6,500 stuffed monkeys to children. The Crosscutters July 8 game was designated as Aly’s Monkey Movement Night and sponsored by UPMC. It featured Cutters players and coaches in specially designed jerseys that were available to fans via an online auction that raised $4,761.75 for the charity. A check was presented to Aly’s Monkey Movement prior to the July 15 Crosscutters game.
Preparations Begin for MLB Little League Classic
The 2021 MLB Little League Classic will take place on August 21 at Muncy Bank Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field. This year’s event will feature the Baltimore Orioles and the Boston Red Sox. Preparations outside the ballpark are ongoing for the event. As in past years, this will mean some minor inconveniences, mainly involving parking for fans attending Cutters games through August 14. The Williamsport Crosscutters appreciate fans patience and understanding during this period.
Designate Cutters as an Official Community Ally
Major League Baseball announced the “Community Ally Program,” which allows MLB Clubs to give an MLB Draft League team the designation of “Official Community Ally” of that MLB Club.
Through this program, MLB Clubs and MLB Draft League teams may collaborate on community-based initiatives, including cross promotion on MLB Club and Draft League team platforms, ballpark and youth participation events, and charitable or fundraising efforts.
As an Official Community Ally, the MLB Draft League team will receive the right to use the MLB Club’s logo as part of an MLB-created Official Community Ally logo to highlight the partnership on the team’s website and in the team’s ballpark, and recognition on the MLB Club’s website and social media channels as an Official Community Ally. All six MLB Draft League teams have established relationships with MLB Clubs: Mahoning Valley Scrappers/Cleveland Guardians; Frederick Keys/Baltimore Orioles; Trenton Thunder/Philadelphia Phillies; Williamsport Crosscutters/Philadelphia; State College Spikes/Pittsburgh Pirates; and West Virginia Black Bears/Pittsburgh. The details of each relationship are subject to approval of the individual MLB Clubs and MLB Draft League team, and more details on each will be forthcoming.
Cutters Unveil Great Potato Caper Merchandise
This season, the Crosscutters commemorate the 35th anniversary of Dave Bresnahan’s Great Potato Caper. Bresnahan created baseball history using a POTATO in a trick play for the Williamsport Bills in 1987, leading to worldwide publicity that continues to this day. To celebrate, the Williamsport Crosscutters will be rebranding to the Great Potato Capers for the August 31 game. The first 1,000 fans attending the game will receive a limited-edition “Potato Ball”. Special Great Potato Caper jerseys, all featuring Bresnahan’s name, will be available to fans in an online auction.
As part of the celebration, the team has introduced exclusive Great Potato Caper merchandise including t-shirts, caps, sweatshirts and more. The limited-edition merchandise is available in the Sawmill Team Store and online at crosscutters.com.
Cutters Honoring Military Heroes in 2022 – Openings Still Remain
The Williamsport Crosscutters are honoring local military heroes during the upcoming 2022 season.
The program, called Military Salute, is presented by EQT and will honor a veteran or active-duty military member in pregame ceremonies at every Cutters home game this season.
To nominate your military hero, simply fill out the short online nomination form available at
crosscutters.com. Those chosen will receive:
– 4 tickets to the selected game
– A $25 Cutters gift card
– Recognition on the field prior to the game & ceremonial 1st pitch honors
Nominations will remain open until all 40 available spots have been filled.
UPCOMING GAMES & PRMOTIONS
Wednesday, August 3 vs. State College Spikes -6:35 p.m.
Virtual Food Drive. Presented by Hamilton Patriot. Make a monetary donation at the game to the Central PA Food Bank and earn great prizes. (No food accepted)
Milton-Watsontown Night. Pick up complimentary ticket vouchers, while they last, in the Milton-Watsontown area at; Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices-Lance Jensen, Carl Jenkins Dentistry, Coup Agency, Susquehanna Community Bank, & Watson Inn.
Columbia-Montour County Night. Pick up complimentary ticket vouchers, while they last, in the Columbia & Montour County area at; Participating Pepsi retailers, Resurrection Movement Studio & Triple Play Custom Apparel.
Kids Eat Free. Presented by Giant Food Stores. The first 100 kids age 12 and under get a free hot dog meal.
Hump Day Happy Hour. $3 domestic pints & $1 off craft beer pints till first pitch.
Tuesday, August 9 vs. Mahoning Valley Scrappers – 6:35 p.m.
Topps Tuesday. Presented by Topps. A free sample pack of Topps baseball cards for the first 1,000 fans. Enter to win a valuable Topps Gift Bag including a new box of Topps baseball cards.
BOGO Ticket Tuesday. Presented by Giant. Show your Giant Card at the box office for buy one get one free Stadium Reserved tickets.