DETROIT, July 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- More than seventeen hundred Metro-Detroit youth from The Detroit Youth Commission is ready to "Hit and Pitch" for The Detroit Tigers Hometown Championship scheduled for July 30, 2015 - August 6th.
The Detroit Tigers Hometown Championship is an 8-day youth baseball/softball tournament for boys and girls, ages 7-18. This year, 114 teams, and 1,710 youth players will engage in tournament play before thousands of spectators. Games will be held at multiple ball fields simultaneously.
The Detroit Youth Commission is non-profit located in Detroit Midtown community and provides a cadre of youth services such college readiness, job placement, student enrichment programs through Detroit to enhance the lives of young people.
The tournament kicks off Thursday, July 30 with a Boys and Girls Showcase designed for players who want to play baseball in college. Coaches will assist players with learning fundamental skills, providing development strategies and evaluations. The showcase features an education session where students will learn about the NCAA rules, the differences in Division 1-3 sports, college admission process, scholarships and general college information. Wayne State will host the boys Clinic and The University of Detroit – Mercy will host the girls. Both events start at 9:00 am.
This year's opening ceremonies are Thursday, July 30 at 5:00 pm at Balduck Park, Maheras Gentry Playfield, Stoepel Park and Peterson Park. The ceremonies include remarks by Detroit City Council members from their respective Districts other special guest, parades, and plenty of fun.
On Friday, July 31, 2015, there is "Pitch and Hit" competition for boys and girls age 7 to 12 years old at Balduck and Maheras Parks at 10:00 am. On Saturday, August 1, 2015, there is a "Home-Run Challenge and Community Fun Day at Stoepel Park beginning at 11:00 am.
On Sunday, August 2, Tournaments are played all day. On Monday, August 3rd, Championship Games will be held at University of Detroit-Mercy at 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm. Balduck Park will host at 5:30 pm and 8:00 pm. Wayne State will host Championship Games at 6:00 pm.
On Thursday, August 6th, The All-star Classics will be at the William Clay Ford Field at the Woodridge Community Center at 7:00 pm. The winners will be recognized at an on-field ceremony at Comerica Park at a Detroit Tigers game on August 20th.
For information log onto www.ydcdetroit.org or 313.963-8916.
Contact: Gwen Thomas
248-739-2054 cell or 609-474-4877
SOURCE Youth Development Commission