BANQUET AT GLOBE LIFE PARK IN ARLINGTON TO OFFICIALLY OPEN
THE SOFTBALL PORTION OF THE 2014 RBI WORLD SERIES
WHO: Sharon Robinson – MLB Educational Programming Consultant; Daughter of Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson
Meagan Denny-White – Former Professional Softball Player and Current Pitching Coach of the UT Arlington Mavericks
Tom Brasuell – Vice President, Community Affairs, Major League Baseball
David James – Senior Director, Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities, Major League Baseball
Emily Jones – Rangers Field Reporter and Insider Host; Opening Banquet Emcee
Molly Larkin – 2014 RBI for RBI Scholarship Recipient
Ashlee Larkins – 2014 RBI for RBI Scholarship Recipient
Kaylyn Schmitz – 2014 RBI for RBI Scholarship Recipient
Lexus Allen – 2014 RBI for RBI Scholarship Recipient
WHEN: Tuesday, August 12th
5:00 p.m. CT
WHERE: Texas Rangers Hall of Fame, Globe Life Park in Arlington, 1000 Ballpark Way, Arlington, TX 76011
WHAT: Former professional softball player for the Pro Fastpitch Xtreme Tour and current pitching coach for the UT Arlington Mavericks Meagan Denny-White and Sharon Robinson, MLB Educational Programming Consultant and daughter of Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson, will address the softball participants of the 2014 Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) World Series at the opening banquet for the softball portion of the event.
The RBI World Series is the international baseball and softball championship tournament of the RBI program, and this year features young men (ages 13-18) from across the country, the Dominican Republic and Venezuela. The RBI program, which has served approximately 2 million young people since its inception, is administered by Major League Baseball and is designed to give young people from underserved and diverse communities the opportunity to play baseball and softball, while also encouraging academic achievement and success and teaching the value of teamwork and other important life lessons. RBI currently serves approximately 230,000 young men and women in over 300 programs established in approximately 200 cities worldwide. MLB and its Clubs have designated more than $30 million worth of resources to the RBI program, and all 30 Clubs support RBI leagues. For more information about the RBI World Series, please visit MLB.com/RBIWorldSeries.