CALUMET CITY | The Calumet Memorial Park District will host a free Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run Competition for area youth.
This event for ages 7 to 14 will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday at Downey Park, at the intersection of Stewart and Jeffrey avenues in Calumet City.
This grassroots program is designed to provide youngsters with an opportunity to compete, free of charge, in a competition that recognizes individual excellence in core baseball and softball skills. Boys and girls are divided by age, and have the chance to advance through four levels of competition should they win their local event, including the championships at major league ballparks and the national finals at the 2013 MLB All-Star Game, to be held at the New York Mets Citifield in New York.
The individual pitching, hitting and running champions, along with the all-around champion in each age and gender group at the local competition will be awarded and advance to the sectional level of competition.
All participants must bring a copy of their birth certificate and have their parent or guardian fill out a registration/waiver form prior to the start of the competition. For questions concerning the competition, contact CMPD Athletic Supervisor Anthony Comer-Hill at (708) 862-6440.