Five-year-olds and their families visited Slugger Field July 23 for the annual Kindergarten Countdown Fair.
In partnership with the city, JCPS, Metro United Way, the Louisville Free Public Library and PNC Grow Up Great, the event is designed to help prepare students entering school for the first time.
Those in attendance also received free admission to the Louisville Bats game that evening. Dr. Donna Hargens, superintendent of Jefferson County Public Schools, and Maggie Elder, vice president of community impact for Metro United Way, brought a few of the kindergarteners to the pitcherâ€™s mound to help Mayor Greg Fischer throw out the first pitch.
Photos by TIM VALENTINO | Contributing Photographer