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Great Outdoors Pursuit Finale This Saturday At Rocky Point

Vintage, Double-Header Baseball Game to Begin at 10:30 a.m.

PROVIDENCE -The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced its annual Great Outdoors Pursuit will hold its grand finale this Saturday at Rocky Point State Park. As part of the Pursuit, now in its ninth season, families earn rewards for participating in scheduled outdoor events throughout the summer season.

WHAT: Great Outdoors Pursuit Grand Finale

WHEN: Saturday, August 12, 2017 | 12:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

WHERE: Rocky Point State Park, Warwick

The event includes a Rocky Point-themed scavenger hunt, rock wall, lawn games, and food trucks. Educational activities, including a clamming demonstration, marine touch tank, and gymnastic demonstrations, along with informational exhibits will also be offered. This event is free and open to the public. Only registered families are eligible for prizes and give-a-ways.

In addition, a double-header vintage baseball game between the Providence Grays and the New York Mutuals will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Historically, professional baseball games were held on the grounds of Rocky Point. The most famous exhibition game took place on September 27, 1914, when the Providence Greys played the Chicago Cubs. Slugger Babe Ruth pitched for Providence and also hit a triple in that game.

The Great Outdoors Pursuit challenges families to visit state parks and other outdoor areas throughout the summer and participate in activities, ranging from birding to golfing and quahogging. At each event registered participants earn a "passport stamp," which determines prize eligibility. More than 850 people joined the Pursuit this year.

Follow DEM on Twitter (@RhodeIslandDEM) or Facebook atwww.facebook.com/RhodeIslandDEM for more information on recreational opportunities in Rhode Island as well as other timely updates.

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  • Department or agency: Department of Environmental Management
  • Online: http://www.dem.ri.gov/
  • Release date: 08-09-2017

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