Pomp & Pageantry—Newark Bears announcer Spencer Ross (left), General Colin Powell (center) and Newark Bears President/CEO Jim Wankmiller stand in awe of Patti LaBelle’s extraordinary talent as she sings the national anthem on the opening day of the Newark Bears 12th season on Friday, May 1. The former U.S. Secretary of State, General Colin Powell, tossed out the ceremonial first pitch and received a donation in the amount of $7,500 for America’s Promise Alliance, the national children’s advocacy organization that Powell founded. (Photo credit: Gordon Forsyth)
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