Major League Baseball will host the third annual Jr. RBI Classic during All-Star Week 2011.
Nine baseball and four softball teams comprised of youth ages 11-12 will participate in a friendly 40-game tournament.
Jr. RBI playing divisions for players' ages 5-12, is the feeder program for the 13-18 year baseball and softball divisions of RBI.
Participants will also attend and participate in MLB All-Star Week events like MLB All-Star FanFest, FanFest Legends Clinics, Taco Bell All-Star Sunday, XM All-Star Futures Game, Taco Bell All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game, the State Farm Home Run Derby, and a skills clinic by the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation.
Prior to the State Farm Home Run Derby, Jr. RBI Classic players may participate in a "skills work-out" and have meet-n-greet opportunities with the MLB All-Star players and celebrities during the Gatorade All-Star Workout Day.
RBI would like to thank our 2011 Jr. RBI Classic partners: the Arizona Diamondbacks, Salt River Fields at Talking Stick and the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation. Uniforms, equipment and All-Star Game apparel are provided by Major League Baseball.
Salt River Fields at Talking Stick
7555 North Pima Road
5401 North Hayden Road
Lodging and meals will be provided at Arizona State University.
In 2009, Major League Baseball launched the Jr. RBI playing divisions of the RBI to provide opportunities for young people ages 5 to 12 in underserved communities to play baseball and softball. The RBI program is designed to provide opportunities to play baseball and softball, teach the value of teamwork and encourage academic success.
With the addition of Jr. RBI and the continued growth of the overall RBI program - together equaling increased opportunities for underserved youth around the world - the RBI program has seen a substantial amount of growth of more than 50,000 new participants.
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