Ridgefield, CT –July 28, 2017: Fairfield County Bank hosted their first “Doc Adams Days” with the Bridgeport Bluefish at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard. Doc Adams Days celebrate the bank’s first President. On Tuesday, July 18th, the inaugural event hosted over 30 eight to nine year old girls and boys from Bridgeport’s Cardinal Shehan Center. The youngsters enjoyed a morning baseball clinic with Bridgeport Bluefish players and the game between the Bridgeport Bluefish and Somerset Patriots.
Daniel “Doc” Adams is attributed by Major League Baseball historians as a key figure in the creation of America’s pastime, calling him “the first among the Fathers of Baseball”. While playing and presiding over the New York Knickerbockers, Doc Adams established the short-stop position, 9 man teams, 9-inning games, and 90 foot base paths among many other key rules behind modern baseball. Doc Adams was the first President of Fairfield County Bank from its founding in 1871 through 1879.
“146 years after the bank’s founding, Doc Adam’s legacy shows how Fairfield County Bank is tightly linked to our great American story. To honor Doc Adam’s legacy and celebrate our tradition of community support, Fairfield County Bank is proud to share baseball experiences with youth across our footprint.” Says Stephen Wooters, Executive Vice President at Fairfield County Bank.
Doc Adams Days focus on sharing the values and traditions of baseball and community with the youth from Fairfield County.
“We were thrilled when one of our board members from Fairfield County Bank, Christina Bodine, told us about Doc Adams Days. It is a wonderful opportunity for a number of our youth to get on the field with real players and spend an afternoon at the ballpark.” Says Terry O’Connor, Executive Director of the Cardinal Shehan Center.
Founded in 1871, Fairfield County Bank is a $1.5 billion community bank with locations throughout Fairfield County. Fairfield County Bank delivers a full range of financial services through superior customer relationships and the knowledge that when you put your money in Fairfield County Bank, it stays in Fairfield County - strengthening our communities. Visit www.fairfieldcountybank.com to find out more about the Bank.