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 > Little League Online > Media > Little League News Archive > 2011 > May-August > Rio Vista Little League Challenger Division to Participate in 2011 MLB All-Star Weekend Events

Rio Vista Little League Challenger Division to Participate in 2011 MLB All-Star Weekend Events

Rio Vista Little League Challenger Division to Participate in 2011 MLB All-Star Weekend Events

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For the fourth consecutive year, teams from the Little League Challenger Division will participate in an exhibition game during Major League Baseball’s All-Star Weekend.  This year’s game will be played at Chase Field, home of the Arizona Diamondbacks, on July 8, 2011.

This year’s one-inning exhibition will feature teams from Rio Vista Little League’s Challenger Division, one of the largest Challenger Divisions in the Phoenix Metropolitan area.  During the game, all players will have an opportunity to bat and play defensively.  Players will be assisted by buddies from various Phoenix area organizations who will be volunteering their time for the day.

“The opportunity for Challenger teams to participate in the annual All-Star Weekend Event is a once in a lifetime opportunity for the players and their families to enjoy the game of baseball on the same field that will host the world’s best players just a few days later,” Sam Ranck, Director of the Little League Challenger Division said.  “We are thankful that Major League Baseball has made the opportunity an annual part of their All-Star Weekend festivities.”

For more information on the Challenger Exhibition Game at the All-Star Game, email us at challenger@LittleLeague.org.  For more information on how to start a Challenger Division in your community or to find a Challenger Division in your area, visit us online at www.LittleLeagueChallenger.org or www.Facebook.com/LittleLeagueChallenger.