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August 18, 2005

The Syracuse SkyChiefs have announced that local Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts will hold a sleepover at Alliance Bank Stadium following the SkyChiefs’ 7:00 PM game against Rochester on Thursday, August 18.

Over 400 scouts and leaders are expected to pitch tents on the playing field and spend the night at the stadium, according to Onondaga District Director Chris Clappin of the Hiawatha Seaway Council.

The sleepover is being held in conjunction with the Principal Financial Group Family Fun Fest, which will begin at 4:00 PM in the stadium parking lot. Over 20 midway style games and attractions will be set up in the stadium parking lot before the game and the movie “Shrek 2” will be shown on a giant inflatable movie screen on the field following the game.

“We are extremely pleased by the number of scouts who have chosen to participate in this event“, said SkyChiefs General Manager John Simone. “We are looking forward to this becoming a yearly tradition for scouts in our area.”

Tickets for tonight’s game are still available and can be purchased by calling 315-474-7833 or on line at Admission to the Principal Financial Group Family Fun Fest is free.