The City of Southlake and the City of Grapevine, along with the Texas Rangers, will host the Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) World Series in 2014 and 2015. The RBI program is a Major League Baseball (MLB) initiative designed to provide youth in underserved and diverse communities with the opportunity to play baseball and softball, encourage academic achievement, and teach the value of teamwork.
The RBI World Series will include baseball and softball teams from the United States, Canada, South America and the Caribbean Grapevine will host sixteen baseball teams beginning August 7 at Oak Grove Ballfield Complex, with the championship baseball game to be held at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The City of Southlake will host eight softball teams at Bob Jones Park, beginning August 13, with the softball championship to be held at Texas Woman’s University.
“Southlake is proud to work with Major League Baseball and the Texas Rangers to provide this experience to these players from around the world,” notes Southlake Director of Economic Development, Shannon Hamons. “We are excited to provide the visiting teams and their families with our hospitality and hope they enjoy our world-class facilities, services and wonderful amenities during their visit.”
The RBI program is in its 26th year of operation and currently serves more than 220,000 young men and women in over 300 programs worldwide. MLB and its clubs have designated more than $30 million worth of resources to the RBI program.
For more information about the RBI program and the RBI World Series, visit MLB.com/RBI.
For more information about Southlake, Texas, go to VisitSouthlakeTexas.com.