Tallahassee, Florida -- March 28, 2011 --
The City of Tallahassee’s Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Affairs Department (PRNA) will host a morning filled with exciting sports challenges and events to celebrate the start of the 2011 youth softball and baseball seasons. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, at the Tom Brown Park Softball Complex, located off Easterwood Drive. Please note, the entrance into Tom Brown off Capital Circle and Easterwood Dr. is closed. Please enter off Connor Blvd.
“This is the fourth annual year we have hosted this fun-filled family event, and it has grown each year,” said Brian Smatt, athletic supervisor. “I also look forward to seeing who represents our area in this year’s PHR.”
This family friendly event will provide fun and excitement for all who attend. Participants can jump around in the bounce house or take an adventurous climb on the rock wall. For those looking to improve their game, free baseball and softball clinics will be provided. Providing excitement for all sports enthusiasts, the Rickard Raiders varsity softball team will take on the Jefferson County Tigers at 10 a.m. Following the varsity softball game, PRNA coaches will compete to become the pie eating contest champion. Cheer on your favorite coach starting at 11:30 a.m.
For those looking for a more serious competition, the Aquafina Major League Baseball National Pitch, Hit, and Run (PHR) Competition will be hosting a round at the opening day celebration. All boys and girls ages 7-14 can drop in any time between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. to participate and potentially become Tallahassee’s next Riggs Newell, who made it to the national PHR competition in 2010. The competition gives participants an opportunity to make their sports dreams comes true through a great start in the Capitol City!
The youth baseball and softball programs are run and operated by the City’s Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Affairs Department. For more information on opening day and City-run sports leagues, visit Talgov.com/parks. PRNA can also be followed by liking its Facebook page.