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Bernie Kosar set to open the Akron Racers 14th season of play

Legendary Quarterback to throw out first pitch, June 11th at Firestone Stadium


Akron, OH --- The Akron Racers, President/GM, Joey Arrietta announced today that legendary Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar will be throwing out the first pitch at the Racers home opener on June 11th. The 12-year NFL veteran spent eight seasons guiding the Cleveland Browns from, 1985-1993.



“I am a huge Browns fan, so being able to introduce Bernie to our fans is a personal thrill for me,” explains Arrietta. Kosar, who has three daughters of his own, understands the value of providing opportunities for young girls to excel in their chosen field including sports.


Kosar was born in Youngstown, Ohio and raised in suburban Boardman where he attended Boardman High School. He attended the University of Miami earning dual degrees in finance and economics. During his tenure at Miami, Kosar led the Hurricanes to their first National Championship in 1983.


 In 12 seasons in the NFL, Kosar passed for 23,301 total yards, threw 124 touchdowns receiving an 81.8 rating. The 51year-old Ohio native continues to be one of the most popular member of the Cleveland Browns.


Kosar’s availability for autographs will be announced at a later date.


Tickets for the Racers Opening Night with Bernie Kosar are on sale now by calling 330.376.8111 or online at The Firestone Stadium Box Office is open Monday-Friday 9am-4pm. Individual game tickets for the 2015 season are also available for purchase.


About the Akron Racers: The Akron Racers, headquartered in Akron, OH, is the oldest existing team in the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) league. The Racers competed in the Women's Pro Softball League (WPSL) for two seasons in 1999 and 2000 and in the NPF since 2004. Historic Firestone Stadium is home to the Racers and numerous amateur events at all levels of play. The Racers kick-off their 14th season of play in 2015.


About National Pro Fastpitch: National Pro Fastpitch is headquartered in Nashville, TN. The league, created to give elite female fast pitch players the opportunity to pursue a professional career in their chosen sport, has operated since 1997 under the names of Women's Pro Fastpitch (WPF) and Women's o Softball League (WPSL). NPF is the official Development Partner of Major League Baseball in the category of women's fast pitch softball since 2002.


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