Youth Sports Coalition Hosts Eleventh Annual Hometown World Series Baseball Tournament

February 3, 2011

(PRWEB) July 29, 2005

The Youth Sports Coalition, in collaboration with the Youth Sports & Recreation Commission, Detroit Recreation Department, and Think Detroit is hosting the eleventh annual Hometown World Series Baseball Tournament, August 12-14, 2005 at the Jayne Field Complex, Charles Street just east of Conant Avenue in Detroit. The Hometown World Series is co-sponsored by WB20-TV, and the Teammates for Kids (Garth Brooks) Foundation. Admission is free.

The purpose of this post-season baseball tournament is to showcase the talents of youth players, ages 6-17, in an atmosphere of sportsmanship, teamwork and positive reinforcement. Players will compete in five age divisions. The championship team in each division will receive game tickets and formal recognition at a Detroit Tigers home game. Game action begins at 10:00am on Friday, August 12th, and at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 13th and Sunday, August 14th. There will also be opening day festivities on Friday, August 12th, beginning at 2:30 pm. WB20Â’s own Michigan J. Frog will throw out the ceremonial “first” pitch.

Randy McNeil, President of the Commission said, “The Youth Sports & Recreation Commission is proud to host this eleventh annual post-season baseball tournament for youth from Detroit, Hamtramck and Highland Park. We know this three-day event provides these players with an excellent opportunity to play their best game and demonstrate their skills, before a city-wide audience.”

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

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