Old Timers vintage base ball tournament will be back on Sunday of festival weekend at Cy Young Park featuring our local Newcomerstown Cyclones. Come journey back in time to a day when life was a little slower and gentleman dressed in wool caps, knickers and high stockings. This is a recreation of the way our national past time was played in the mid 1800's using the same rules and language of the era during the days of the Civil War. In addition to bleachers being provided, feel free to bring a chair or a blanket to sit on and spend a relaxing Sunday afternoon with us. Please brush up on your Old Timers rules, the spectators are also part of the game! We will also have a special guest appearance, don't miss out.
Anyone interested in helping out this year with time, materials, ideas, suggestions, parade entries, vendors, entertainment etc... please feel free to contact a committee member and find out how to become a part of the festivities. Big things are in store for the festival this year. You don't want to miss out on this great summertime celebration, be sure to check us out and stay up to date on facebook.
Cy Young Days Festival
Mission and Purpose Statement
Our festival honors Cy Young and the game he loved. The Cy Young Days Festival Committee is committed to promoting the Village of Newcomerstown, our youth, and Cy Young through fun family oriented activities.
The festival, in partnership with Newcomerstown Chamber of Commerce, provides an environment for all individuals, organizations and athletic teams, with a focus on youth baseball and softball, to come together and advance their groups; growth and success.
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CY'S CITATION by Mark Lewis
First Annual Cy Young Days Festival Art Auction
Newcomerstown, Ohio, Saturday, August 25, 2018 The Cy Young Festival Committee will host its first annual art auction. The Festival is proud to be partnering with Artist Mark Lewis, a modern contemporary portrait artist who was born in Akron, Ohio and now resides in Glendora, California. Lewis's paintings have been shown in galleries all across the United States, and he is a direct descendant of an aunt to Cy Young, the Hall of Fame pitcher whose record 511 victories will never be broken, and whose name is on the award for the best pitcher in Major League baseball each year.
Mark Lewis is one of only a few surviving relatives (and last in his lineage) of baseball legend Cy Young. Lewis is a descendant of Melinda Young (Cy’s aunt) who would be Marks 3rd great grandmother. Cy Young is well known in Newcomerstown and was influential in starting the town’s first little league in the early 1950’s. Now, years later in the same spirit as Cy Young, Mark Lewis is supporting the Newcomerstown Cy Young Festival and its commitment to our community with the opportunity of auctioning off pieces of his work to help raise funds for the festival and our many projects. The Festival Committee is committed to the promotion of the Village and its youth. We strive to provide a positive environment, enjoyable activities, and experience for all organizations and participants, with an emphasis for our youth athletic teams (baseball and softball) to grow and succeed.
We are very excited about Mark’s generous donations for this fundraiser. The auction will feature original works of art, giclees on canvas and fine art prints. A highlight of the auction will be an original 30 x 40 portrait of Cy Young.
Take this opportunity to support the youth of Newcomerstown and to own a piece of Cy Young's legacy. The entire catalog of 125 works of art can be viewed through August 25, 2018 at Liveauctioneers link on this page.
Collectibles are available for every budget. We encourage you to register early with liveauctioneers.com and pre-bid on items from mid July through August. The Live auction will start at 8pm. EST, August 25, 2018. Contact Dave Shepherd @ 740-294-0336 or email@example.com with any questions.
Thank you Dwight "Doc" Gooden, 1985 NL Cy Young Award, for serving as our guest of honor this weekend. It was a great pleasure to host you at this years Cy Young Days Festival as the Grand Parade Marshall, guest at our annual Luncheon, and Cy Young run. We appreciate the interest you took in each and every youth in our community you came in contact with. May your encouraging words stay with them for many years to come. Your involvement and time in our community and with our organization is a great support for us and has had a positive and lasting impact. We are thankful that you could take the time out of your schedule to be with us this weekend. Please know you and your family are always welcome in our town. Continue to inspire those, young and old you come in contact with.
With warm regards,
Cy Young Days Festival Committee,
Thanks again to Scott Norman, with Norman Signs and Designs, for your contribution to the festival this year with the 1st ever winning 2018 festival art logo. This was a wonderful and well received addition to the festival.
Cy Young Days will be holding a charity auction in August that will be online with LiveAuctioneers.com. LiveAuctioneers will be posting a story about me, my relation to Cy Young the baseball legend and the charity organization in "Auction Central News". This auction will be held to benefit the youth of Newcomerstown. Newcomerstown was home to Denton "Cy" in the later years of his life and he was actively involved with the Little League and kids. I am carrying on the family tradition of helping the youth of Newcomerstown. The auction will contain my artwork exclusively. The original paintings, giclees, prints and metal art will be auctioned directly by the the Cy Young Days charity. I will be donating approximately 125 works of art valued at $160,000. I'll post more details in the coming weeks.
Mark A. Lewis
Cy Young Days Festival Committee appreciates the generosity and hard work Mark Lewis has put into this event. Please check back for more information and news of this event as it becomes available, come out and support this one of a kind festival and collect some great works of art.
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