NACOGDOCHES — Sharpen those washer-pitching skills for the 3rd annual “Star Spangled Pitch Off” washer tourney sponsored by Brookshire Brothers. Contestants have the opportunity to compete in this pitching event Wednesday, July 4th at Freedom Fest in downtown Nacogdoches. Cash prizes will be awarded to the winners of the Pitch Off.
“We had great success at last year’s Pitch Off so we wanted to bring it back for another year,” said Lindsey Mathews, meeting and event coordinator for the Nacogdoches Convention and Visitors Bureau. “Pitching washers is a fun outdoor event enjoyed by many around East Texas so come out to Freedom Fest and participate in a little friendly competition.”
The Star Spangled Pitch Off will be held in conjunction with Brookshire Brothers’ Freedom Fest, the annual Independence Day celebration in downtown Nacogdoches. Families can enjoy live music, tasty food, and children’s activities Wednesday, July 4 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. The evening will culminate in a dazzling fireworks display sponsored by the Nacogdoches Jaycees beginning 30 minutes after dark. Admission to the festival is free. Sponsors for the Fourth of July celebration include Brookshire Brothers, metro PCS, the Nacogdoches Jaycees, Commercial Bank, Bancorp South, Citizens 1st Bank, First Bank and Trust East Texas, GAP Broadcasting, the City of Nacogdoches, and Pepsi, the official drink sponsor of Freedom Fest.
Entry forms and complete rules for the washer tourney can be obtained from the Nacogdoches Convention and Visitors Bureau by visiting www.visitnacogdoches.org or picking them up at the Visitors Center located at 200 E. Main. You may also register at the festival. The tourney will be held at 6 p.m. and entry into the contest is $20 per team.
For more information about the Star Spangled Pitch Off, please contact the Nacogdoches Convention and Visitors Bureau at 936-564-7351 or 1-888-OLDEST-TOWN. Be our friend on facebook @ Freedom Fest.