Dodgers RBI announced that they will host the 2014 RBI West Regional tournament. Five different leagues will be competing in the Junior, Senior and Softball Divisions beginning Friday, July 18 and running through Sunday, July 20.
The Dodgers RBI, Angels RBI, the Arizona RBI, Seattle Parks & Recreation RBI and Nobu Yamauchi RBI from Hilo, Hawaii will all have teams represented.
The Junior Division showcases boys ages 13 to 15, as games will be help at Algin Sutton Recreation Center. The Senior Division will feature boys ages 16-18 and games will be conducted at Jesse Owens Park. Both these divisions championship games will be played on Sunday, July 20, at Dodger Stadium.
The Softball Division will include girls ages 13-18 and all games will be played at the MLB Urban Youth Academy. However, this division’s championship game will not be played at Dodger Stadium.
RBI stands for Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities and is currently in its 26th program year. The MLB administered organization was created to help young men, women, and children to encourage academic achievement, promote teamwork, and learn other important moral values through participating in softball and baseball games. The MLB has provided over $30 million of resources to the RBI program and all 30 MLB clubs aid RBI leagues across the nation.
Dodgers RBI has given 2,700 Los Angeles area kids from the ages of 5 to 18 the opportunity to enjoy and play in youth softball and baseball games. The program is a mainstay for the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation, the official charity of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Coco Crisp of the Oakland A’s and James McDonald of the Chicago Cubs are current MLB players who participated in the LA RBI program.
For those interested in obtaining a full schedule for this weekend’s games along with more information about the RBI program in general, visit MLB.com/RBI.
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