(Hopkinsville, KY)- The Hoptown Hoppers board and coaching staff have been working hard during the off-season and are excited to begin the club’s 10th Anniversary season in the Ohio Valley League collegiate summer wooden bat league. 

While there have already been lots of companies and individuals stepping up for the “Summer at the Ballpark” already, the team still has a number of needs as the countdown continues to opening day on June 2 when the Hoppers host the DuBois County Bombers at Hopkinsville High School’s Tiger Field with a 6:30 pm first pitch.

“I am really looking forward to our 10th anniversary season, making new friendships with the players and families, and seeing our awesome Hopper fans in the stands,” states Bruce Smiley, President of the Hoptown Hoppers. “We appreciate all the community support we receive for the Hoppers.”

The Hoppers will play 18 home games this season, including welcoming the OVL’s newest club, the Louisville Jockeys, on June 8.

Housing for the entire 35-player roster has been secured, but some items are still needed to round out housing. The following new or gently used items are needed to be loaned from now until mid August: twin, full or queen beds (mattress, box spring and frame); a washing machine; sofa or recliner; small microwave; one television.

The club is also looking for a few more post-game meal sponsors for the team. Sponsors have a choice of providing $250 for meal purchase, or preparing box or bag meals for 40 players to hand out after the game.  Meal sponsors will be recognized during the game and on social media.

An opportunity also exists for additional coupon offerings for the Hopper player welcome bags. Local businesses and restaurants are encouraged to donate discounts or product coupons for the players and coaches. Hoppers players have traditionally continued to frequent the businesses that provide incentive coupons when they arrive, which translates to additional purchases from the players throughout the summer.

For more information on how to help the Hoppers with these needs, call or text 270-881-8634. 

If individuals or companies can help with  If you can help us with these needs, call or text us at (270) 881-8634! Thanks to our amazing host families, housing has been secured for all players and coaches! However, we still need necessary items for our Hopper families: ● 3 twin, full, or queen bed frames and sets of new or gently used box springs/mattresses ● 1 washing machine ● 1 gently used sofa and/or recliner ● 1 small microwave ● 1 TV In addition to necessary home items, we still need 5 more sponsors to help provide post-game meals to Hoppers! Your business/group will be announced at the game as well as tagged on social media! ● $250 (and we will take care of ordering and delivering food) OR you can choose to prepare, box or bag 40 meals to hand out to players after the game! We are also looking for local restaurants and/or retail businesses to contribute coupons to our “Welcome Bags” for players and coaches! If your restaurant or business would like to help, call (270) 881-8634, and we will come pick up your donation! ● Coupon Suggestions: Free Appetizer, Free Dessert, 15% Off (All Coupons are Appreciated!).