Play Ball Weekend Event Happening at the Little League Baseball® World Series Complex
Despite severe weather in Williamsport that forced a cancellation of all outdoor activities, Little League® Baseball and Softball celebrated PLAY BALL Day with an exciting open house at the World of Little League® Museum.
On Sunday, June 4, from 1 to 4 p.m., Little League® International, in cooperation with Major League Baseball's “PLAY BALL Weekend,” will hold a free event for families at the Little League International Complex, with opportunities for children to have fun and play on the Little League Baseball® World Series stadium fields.
As part of Major League Baseball's PLAY BALL Weekend, Little League will host its special PLAY BALL Day. Children ages 5 to 12 will have be able to participate in special skill-developing activities on Howard J. Lamade Stadium, organized by Baseball Factory, the Official Player Development Partner of Little League Baseball and Softball, and Little League International staff. A series of other baseball and softball-related games and fun activities will be available for children of all ages, the World of Little League® Museum will be open, the Gift Shop will have a special sidewalk sale, and concessions will be available.
The event is open to everyone, and all participants must be registered. Check in for the event will be at the concession stand, beginning at 11:30 a.m., with on-field activities starting at 1 p.m. for children 5 to 8 years old, and 3 p.m. for children 9 to 12 years old. Fun activities, such as backyard baseball and softball games and playing catch, will be open to children of all ages throughout the day. For all updates on the event, including important weather-related announcements, visit this page, LittleLeague.org/PlayBallDay, and follow Little League at Facebook.com/LittleLeague and Twitter.com/LittleLeague.
PLAY BALL Weekend is a special celebration, by Major League Baseball and all 30 MLB Clubs, of the “PLAY BALL” initiative, which was launched by MLB and USA Baseball in 2015 as an effort to encourage youth participation in both formal and casual baseball and softball activities. For more information on PLAY BALL, visit our FAQ Page.
Local League Celebrations
Every local Little League field should be a place where children are welcome to have fun with their friends. For the second year, Little League International is teaming with Major League Baseball for Play Ball Weekend on June 3 and 4, to provide a welcoming event for all children to experience baseball and softball.
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Easton Hit Lab
Participants and families are invited to participate in the Easton Hit Lab, a revolutionary batting experience. Players will get swing data such as swing speed, time to contact, and Blast Factor using the Easton Power Sensor. Players will also receive feedback about the flight of the ball such as exit velocity and carry distance using a state of the art ball flight simulator. In addition, each participant in the Easton Hit Lab will be entered to win an Easton backpack.