City of Apopka Joins National Recognition for Play Ball Month

Apopka is joining with Major League Baseball, the U.S. Conference of Mayors and more than 125 cities across the country to host special events celebrating August as Play Ball Month.

The national program recognizes youth participation in baseball as a favorite American sport and an organized activity for fun and fitness in hundreds of competitive leagues in every state. Baseball is an important part of the City of Apopka, which hosts the Apopka Little League and year-round baseball tournaments at the Northwest Recreation Complex.

On Wednesday, Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer presented a proclamation recognizing Play Ball Month to the Apopka Little League.

The city also will host a special baseball camp at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11, with youth from Apopka’s summer camp playing a game at the Northwest Recreation Complex, 3710 Jason Dwelley Parkway.

Bubbalou’s Bodacious Bar-B-Que in Apopka will provide lunch as a supporter of this event. Also, the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association is donating 120 new baseballs.

The national Play Ball initiative presented Apopka with T-shirts for the youth who participate in next week’s game. Large banners also promote Play Ball USA.

During this month, cities from across the country will host activities to engage children, citizens, families and city departments to organize individual and community-based, baseball and softball-related events, such as playing catch, running bases and more. The activities will be focused on strengthening bonds between families, communities and the game.

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