play ball

For Immediate Release

Media Contact: Brian Spector


Mayor Frank C. Ortis 
Invites Boys and Girls Ages 7 – 14 to
"Play Ball” Summer Initiative
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Pembroke Pines, Fl - (May 29, 2019) On Friday, July 12, 2019 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 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 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 rides, a dunk tank, cotton candy, snow cones, music and many more 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 Beginners and Advanced players.  Each child will be given the option to use either softball or baseball equipment in order to take part 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 September of 2019, 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 Play Ball Summer Coordinator Matthew Kaye at the City of Pembroke Pines Recreation and Cultural Arts Department, 954-392-2128 or by email at
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