COMMISSIONER SELIG TO ADDRESS BASEBALL PARTICIPANTS
AT THE OPENING LUNCHEON OF THE 2014 RBI WORLD SERIES
WHO: Allan H. (Bud) Selig – Baseball Commissioner
Ferguson Jenkins – Baseball Hall of Famer; Texas Rangers Hall of Famer
Ivan Rodriguez – 14-time MLB All-Star; Texas Rangers Hall of Famer
John Rhadigan – FOX Sports Southwest Rangers anchor and reporter; Luncheon Emcee
WHEN: Wednesday, August 6, 2014
WHERE: Gaylord Texan Resort
Grapevine Ballroom C and D
1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine, TX 76051
WHAT: Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig will address the baseball participants of the 2014 Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) World Series at the event’s opening luncheon. He will be joined by Baseball Hall of Famer Ferguson Jenkins and Rangers Hall of Famer & 14-time MLB All-Star Ivan Rodriguez.
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.
NOTE: Commissioner Selig will be available to media following the luncheon at the Gaylord Texan Resort, Room TBA at approximately 2:00 p.m.