Baseball For All – Nationals
Our young baseball cohorts, the DC Force will soon head to the Midwest for their National Tournament at the end of this month. The EWBC will support this journey by assisting with coaching before, during and after Nationals. DC Force provides an educational and fun place for young girls to play the sport they love without judgement or restriction.
If you would also like to support the DC Girl’s team you can find them on Facebook (@dcgirlsbaseball) with links on how to donate to the trip. Below is some more information from the Baseball For All Nationals website about the tournament and how the organization continues to give girls of all ages the chance to learn and grow through baseball.
“Baseball For All’s 2017 Nationals is expected to be the largest girls baseball tournament in U.S. history, serving approximately 200 girls. This will be our 3rd National tournament (Orlando, 2015; San Francisco 2016) and will include age divisions: 11u, 13u, and 17u.
Fun, friends, and inspiration are the themes of the week. This life-changing event will bring together the past, the present, and the future of girls baseball. Players will make friends with girls from around the country who love baseball as much as they do.
We want our girls to know they belong in baseball whether their playing, coaching, or leading. All players will have the chance to learn the basics of umpiring and meet women who work in baseball.
To ensure the success of Nationals 2017, the tournament is a joint effort between Baseball For All, the International Women’s Baseball Center, Friends of Beyer Stadium, Rockford Convention and Vistor’s Bureau, City of Rockford, and Winnebago County.
Nationals will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the movie, “A League of Their Own.” All teams in the 17u division will have a chance to play at historic Beyer Stadium, the home of the AAGPBL Rockford Peaches. The International Women’s Baseball Center will host it’s opening night during our opening ceremonies at Beyer Field on July 27.”