Sun. Jan 29th, 2023

HENRICO, Va. (WWBT) – The Henrico Sports activities & Leisure Authority will host the inaugural Henrico Baseball Basic as its first occasion throughout Memorial day weekend.

Created with Glen Allen-based Premier Sporting Occasions of Virginia, the occasion will showcase dozens of youth groups ages 8 and underneath by 14 and underneath.

The event will start on Friday, Might 26 by Monday, Might 29 and video games will happen at RF&P, Tuckahoe and Dorey parks.

Registration is open to impartial journey groups in addition to these from recreation leagues in and outdoors Henrico.

“We’re excited to companion with Premier Sporting Occasions of Virginia to current the Henrico Baseball Basic,” mentioned Dennis Bickmeier, govt director of the Henrico Sports activities & Leisure Authority. “It’s our first homegrown, signature occasion – one that may showcase lots of our excellent journey and affiliation groups and produce their gamers, coaches and households collectively as one baseball neighborhood.”

Established by the board of supervisors, the Henrico Sports activities & Leisure Authority has recognized creating “homegrown” sporting occasions as certainly one of its guiding pillars.

The Authority was created to boost sports activities tourism and handle amenities, together with an indoor sports activities and occasions heart that’s underneath building at Virginia Middle Commons.

“The Henrico Baseball Basic will proceed to place Henrico as a vacation spot for sports activities tourism, showcase the numerous dedication the county is making in youth baseball and softball amenities, and supply a possibility for younger athletes to play what we consider is the best recreation on Earth,” mentioned Brian Harris, managing director of Premier Sporting Occasions of Virginia.

Final yr, Henrico accomplished greater than $3 million in discipline renovations to create a premier baseball stadium at Dorey park with facilities reminiscent of sunken dugouts, lined bleacher seating, a digital scoreboard and LED discipline lighting.

The Sports activities & Leisure Authority and the Division of Recreation & Parks are also working collectively to develop an extra six-field baseball complicated at Glover Park.

“As we develop new amenities, it’s crucial that we preserve a pipeline of gamers,” Bickmeier mentioned. “What higher means to do this than to create our personal occasions to spotlight our county’s athletes and youth associations?”

Click on right here to register a crew or study extra concerning the Henrico Baseball Basic.

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