Pembroke Pines, FL - (July 6, 2022) On Friday, July 15, 2022 The Pembroke Pines Recreation and Cultural Arts Department will be hosting the Mayor’s Play Ball Summer event, sponsored by Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, in conjunction with the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) and Major League Baseball from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at Flamingo Park located at 1900 NW 122nd Terrace in Pembroke Pines.
The free event, which promotes youth baseball and softball, will feature music, snow cones, popcorn and a wide array of games, prizes and other fun activities. The Play Ball initiative is for both boys and girls ages 7-14. There will be a Pitch, Hit, and Run Competition with separate age divisions, as well as groups for both Beginners and Advanced players. Each player will be given the option to use either softball or baseball equipment in order to participate in the festivities.
On June 20, 2015, Major League Baseball and the USCM launched the Play Ball initiative that concentrated on the sport of baseball and encouraged sustained involvement in the sport for years to come. Play Ball serves as a platform to connect with those who are presently taking part in the game, while also providing alternative ways for those looking to get involved, with a specific focus on youth participation. The “Play Ball Summer” initiative focuses on the fun nature of baseball and promotes an active and healthy lifestyle for children around the world.
Now through August of 2022, with the assistance of mayors across the United States, Play Ball Events will be held with the goal of energizing communities and generating support and love for the games of baseball and softball.
For additional information, please contact the City of Pembroke Pines Recreation and Cultural Arts Department at 954-392-2126 or visit www.ppines.com/specialevents
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