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Atlanta Braves Youth Baseball Classic Presented by Bank of America set for July 29-31 at the Atlanta Braves Baseball Academy05/17/2011 11:03 AM ET
The Atlanta Braves will host the third annual Atlanta Braves Youth Baseball Classic, presented by Bank of America, July 29-31, at the Atlanta Braves Baseball Academy.
"We are thrilled to sponsor this competition among the next generation of great baseball players and help sustain a program that develops not only athletic abilities, but character and teambuilding skills," commented Geri Thomas, Bank of America Georgia Market President. "We believe we prosper as a company when our communities prosper. In 2010, Bank of America provided $4.5 million in philanthropic giving across the state to organizations and programs like this through which we see the long-term impact of our community investments."
"The Atlanta Braves continue our commitment to promote the growth of youth baseball through this program, which will also instill values such as character, discipline and teamwork that will have a positive impact on these youngsters for their lifetime," said John Schuerholz, Atlanta Braves team president. "The Atlanta Braves Youth Baseball Classic supports our on-going efforts to develop baseball and the young athletes who play it."
Thirty-two teams ages 5-12 will compete in the exciting pool play style tournament, take a team photo with an Atlanta Braves player, attend the Braves vs. Marlins on Saturday, July 30 at 7:10 p.m., and participate in a parade around the warning track before the game at Turner Field. All players will receive an official Atlanta Braves Youth Baseball Classic T-shirt, Braves gift bag and commemorative medal. Registration is now open at braves.com/youthclassic.
Last July, 32 youth baseball teams, made up of 450 athletes from Georgia, South Carolina, and Tennessee, travelled to the Atlanta Braves Baseball Academy to take part in the second annual Atlanta Braves Youth Baseball Classic. The 2010 Youth Baseball Classic Champions were: Sandtown Blue Jays from the 5 & 6 year old division, Murray Bandits from the 7 & 8 year old division, Tennessee MVP from the 9 & 10 year old division, and the Atlanta Eagles from the 11 & 12 year old division.
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