Winners advance to regionals, possibly Rogers Centre, maybe even Anaheim!
St. Marys – Boys and girls aged 7-14 will be given a chance to show their wares on the Rotary Field at the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in the Aquafina Hit, Run & Throw competition on Sunday, May 2nd at 3:00 pm with the champions from four age categories advancing to a regional showdown, possibly the Rogers Centre and who knows, maybe even Anaheim for the North American Championship Finals at the 2010 Major League Baseball All-Star Game.
St. Marys’ own Hayden Moore won the all-Canadian competition at Rogers Centre a few years ago, so don’t think it can’t happen to you.
There is no cost to participate, but players must pre-register by calling 519-284-1838 or emailing [email protected]. Players should check-in on Sunday, May 2nd at 2:30pm at the Hall of Fame’s Rotary Field, and must hand in a photocopy of their birth certificate.
As a new initiative, the players are divided by gender, and four age categories are 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 and 13-14, as determined by the child’s age on July 17, 2010.
The three competitions involve the players’ ability to throw strikes, a timed running segment, and hitting for distance and accuracy.
The winners advance to the regional showdown, which also is slated for the Hall of Fame, on Sunday, June 6th. If they make it through that sectional, they will be invited to compete at the Rogers Centre on Saturday, June 19th.
“Pepsi continuing to return to the Hall as the host for these two events further demonstrates that we offer so much more beyond a wonderful baseball museum,” said president & CEO Tom Valcke.
REMEMBER THE TORONTO BLUE JAYS CLINIC ON SATURDAY, MAY 1ST AT THE HALL OF FAME
2010 SUMMER CAMPS for Boys & Girls
* Week-long camps (drop off Sunday, pick-up Saturday), including accommodation & meals
* Focus on baseball FUNdamentals, swimming, soccer & tennis, trip to Rogers Centre
* Social Justice and Cultural Awareness programs incorporated
* Baseball Celebrities to take part
Mark your calendar with these key dates in 2009-10:
October 12-April 30 >> Museum open only for pre-booked group tours
May 1 >> Museum Opens for the season (open weekends only in May)
Friday, June 18 >> 14th Annual Celebrity Golf Classic
Saturday, June 19 >> Induction Ceremony 2010 at 11am
Temple de la renommée du baseball canadien et musée
P.O. Box 1838 (140 Queen St. E.)
St. Marys, ON, Canada, N4X 1C2
Tel: (519) 284-1838
Toll Free: 1-877-250-BALL
Fax: (519) 284-1234
Email: [email protected]