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Posted on: May 20, 2019

Mayor's Play Ball Summer Event

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The Recreation and Cultural Arts Department will be hosting the Mayor’s Play Ball Summer event in conjunction with the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) and Major League Baseball on Friday, July 12, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Flamingo Park. Located at 1900 NW 122 Ave. This free event, which promotes youth baseball and softball, will feature fun activities, rides, a dunk tank, DJ, popcorn, cotton candy and snow cones. All ages are welcome to the event, however, there will also be a Pitch, Hit, Run Competition with separate age divisions, as well as divisions for Beginners and Advanced players for boys and girls ages 7 to 14.  They will be given the option of using baseball or softball equipment. 

On June 20, 2015, Major League Baseball and the USCM launched the Play Ball initiative that focused on the sport of baseball and encouraged sustained participation in the sport for years to come. Play Ball serves as a platform to connect with those who are currently involved in the game, while also providing alternative ways for those looking to get involved, with a specific focus on youth participation. Now through September 2019, with the help of mayors across the country, Play Ball Events will be held with the goal of energizing communities and generating support and love for baseball and softball. For more information, please call Matthew Kaye at 954-392-2128 or email

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