The AAABA Tournament Ambassadors this year are upholding an important and popular tradition.
The Ambassadors have been a part of AAABA Tournament history almost since the outset of the big event.
While baseball fans see the Ambassadors at Point Stadium and outlying fields during games throughout tournament week each year, these dedicated young women play key roles in the event’s success for weeks and months prior to the ballgames.
Ambassadors help the Johnstown Oldtimers sell tickets throughout the summer and are involved in various promotions of the tournament.
The summer months see the Ambassadors visiting dozens of area businesses to secure sponsorship in their respective names. In 2017, the Ambassadors combined to sell 141 AAABA program advertisements.
The AAABA Tournament Ambassadors hold fund-raising car washes during the summer and host a blood drive for the American Red Cross.
At games, they interact with fans, distribute programs, help with the 50-50 raffles and sell special commemorative bracelets that have become a huge hit with fans. The Ambassadors fire up the fans at the Point and dance on top of the home and visitor dugouts, another much-anticipated tradition.
Their presence at Point Stadium is much anticipated by fans and players alike. On opening night, the Ambassadors are part of the parade while riding in convertible Corvettes dressed in stunning gowns.
This year, the Ambassadors joined singer/songwriter Josh Gallagher, a finalist on NBC’s “The Voice,” on the field as he sang the National Anthem on Tuesday night.
The AAABA Tournament national committee, Johnstown Oldtimers and baseball fans throughout the Johnstown region thank the AAABA Tournament Ambassadors for all their dedication and hard work.