Broadband brings baseball hall of fame to Kanabec County

kbi baseballThis looks like a very fun event! I wanted to share the invitation for folks who might be interested but also to spur ideas in other communities. It’s a great way to use technology to start conversations…

Many of you have heard about the interactive video events (sometimes called video field trips) that our area schools have been involved with for many years (through services provided by our technology cooperative, ECMECC). You also may have heard about the KBI project that has installed multimedia equipment and high-speed Internet capabilities in Mora’s Life Enrichment Center – a community facility that is part of the Eastwood senior living complex in Mora. Through this Blandin Foundation funded project, we have done two live video events from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.

Now, with the Major League Baseball All-Star game here in Minnesota, we thought we would focus an activity on Baseball. So….

Monday, July 14th at 4:00pm, we will be hosting a LIVE (and FREE) event coming to Mora from the National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum in Cooperstown New York. The focus of the event will be “Civil Rights: Before You Could Say Jackie Robinson”. See the attached flyer for more information about the program. The LEC is located at 160 Valhalla Circle, Mora, MN 55051

This would be not only a very entertaining and educational event, but one that would allow you to see how such an event works and why it is important to provide such opportunities for interactive learning to our schools and communities.

To make this event even better, there will be FREE pop & popcorn served beginning at 3:30 and through the 1-hour event beginning at 4:00. Then, at 5:00, enjoy FREE hot dogs (all compliments of Eastwood Sr. Living). AND… if that wasn’t enough, you can register to win a Twins Baseball gift basket which includes two tickets to a Twins game in August.

All ages are invited – bring your family and/or a friend. If you are interested in attending, please call the LEC at 320-679-4789 to register. Seating is limited for this free event.

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About Ann Treacy

Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (, hosts a radio show on MN music (, supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota ( and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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