Youth Sports and Recreation Commission Kicks Off Ninth Annual Hometown World Series with Youth Baseball Fun Day

December 15, 2010

Detroit, MI (PRWEB) July 30, 2003

The Youth Sports and Recreation Commission, in collaboration with the Detroit Recreation Department, is hosting a Youth Baseball Fun Day on Thursday, August 7, 2003, to kick off the ninth annual Hometown World Series Baseball Tournament. The Fun Day Celebration and Tournament Series will be held at the Jayne Field Complex, Charles Street just east of Conant Avenue in Detroit. The Hometown World Series is co-sponsored by WB-Channel 20, the Detroit Tigers and the Youth Sports Coalition. Admission is free.

The purpose of this post-season baseball tournament, which runs August 7th through 10th, is to showcase the talent of youth players, in an atmosphere of sportsmanship, teamwork and positive reinforcement. Players will compete in five age divisions, with the top two teams in each division competing in a double elimination championship. The winning team in each division will receive tickets and formal recognition at the August 20th Detroit Tigers-Texas Rangers game at Comerica Park.            

Youth Baseball Fun Day activities include moonwalks, face painting, refreshments and an appearance by Paws of the Detroit Tigers. The opening day celebration begins at 2:00 pm. with a player processional featuring the Cass Tech Marching Band and. a ceremonial “first” pitch by Michigan Frog of WB-20. Tournament games will take place until 5:00 p.m.

The Youth Sports and Recreation Commission, an initiative of the Skillman Foundation, hosts the Hometown World Series in collaboration with the Detroit Recreation Department and the Youth Sports Coalition.

The goal of this collaboration is to increase awareness of youth baseball, expand volunteer participation and provide technical assistance to teams, in order to improve the quality of their programs. The ultimate goal is to improve the quantity and quality of positive and constructive programs for youth in Detroit, Hamtramck and Highland Park.

For more information about the 2003 Hometown World Series, contact Randy McNeil or Shuna Hayward at (313) 963-8916, or visit our website at

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