The 2019 MLB Community Meetings will be held November 6-7 at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas. This site will be home to all things Community Meetings and we encourage you to check back to this page, as it is developed, for more updates. View the meeting agenda »
Meeting schedule is 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. on November 6, and 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. on November 7, with breakfast starting each morning at 8 a.m. The entire group will gather as a collective on the first day, and the second day will feature two parallel tracks (Community and Youth Baseball & Softball, Foundation). A reception for all attendees will take place on the evening of November 6 at Sports & Social Arlington (1650 E Randol Mill Rd STE 120, Arlington, TX 76011).
For those interested or who may arrive early, MLB and Club colleagues will visit the Texas Rangers MLB Youth Academy on November 5 from 3 - 5 p.m. We will first tour the Academy and then engage in a volunteer activity. See more info below on the volunteer activity. Round-trip bus transportation will be provided from the host hotel Live! By Lowes and will depart at 2 p.m. and return after the visit concludes at 5 p.m. Due to high demand, Karin Morris and Juan Garciga will be available at 2:30 p.m. to meet with interested teams in a group setting for discussion around the Academy before the tour begins.
Find Your "Solemate" at the MLB Community Meetings
MLB and Club colleagues will come together for a volunteer activity at the Texas Rangers MLB Youth Academy on November 5 to support youth in need. In partnership with Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls, we will assemble and package nearly 300 pairs of brand new shoes and socks alongside goodwill notes, for distribution to Academy youth and children across Texas. New shoes put youth on a path to better health, greater access to education and critical services, and inspire hope. Since 1999, Buckner has distributed more than 3 million pairs of new shoes and socks to children in 82 countries.
More about the Texas Rangers MLB Youth Academy
Opened in 2017, the Texas Rangers MLB Youth Academy gives children across North Texas a state-of-the-art facility to play softball and baseball. In addition to providing year-round baseball and softball instruction, the Academy hosts tournaments, coaching clinics, and skills camps. It also gives young students access to tutoring programs, college prep classes, college and career fairs, financial literacy and internship programs, and MLB industry alternative career workshops. Learn more about the Academy »
Who Should Attend
Key representatives of Club community and foundation staff are encouraged to attend both days of meetings. Key representatives responsible for Club youth baseball/softball programming are encouraged to attend both days as well, with an emphasis on Day 2.
Our host hotel is Live! By Lowes (1600 E Randol Mill Road, Arlington, TX 76011). We have been informed that the standard rooms at the hotel (not just our room block) are sold out for Tuesday, Nov. 5. If you have yet to secure a hotel room, nearby hotels include the Sheraton Arlington Hotel and Courtyard by Marriott Dallas Arlington Entertainment District.
Please alert Kevin Moss ([email protected]) if you plan to cancel a room at Live! By Lowes or if you have any questions.
Registration closed October 18, 2019. Clubs are limited to three attendees due to space constraints. Reach out to Melanie LeGrande ([email protected]) for any concerns or questions.