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Twins community fund to host RBI regional tournament July 14-16

The Twins Community Fund announced it will host the Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) Central Regional Tournament, Friday, July 14 through Sunday, July 16 at fields in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

The tournament will bring together baseball and softball teams from Minneapolis/St. Paul, Kansas City, Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Louis. Tournament games will be held at Toni Stone Field and Concordia University's Carlander Field in St. Paul, and Neiman Athletic Complex and Parade Stadium in Minneapolis.

The Twins Community Fund announced it will host the Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) Central Regional Tournament, Friday, July 14 through Sunday, July 16 at fields in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

The tournament will bring together baseball and softball teams from Minneapolis/St. Paul, Kansas City, Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Louis. Tournament games will be held at Toni Stone Field and Concordia University's Carlander Field in St. Paul, and Neiman Athletic Complex and Parade Stadium in Minneapolis.

The tournament has three divisions including the girls' softball division for 16-18 year olds, the junior boys division for 13-15 year olds and senior boys division for 16-18 year olds. Winners from each division will advance to the RBI World Series hosted by the Cincinnati Reds, with baseball and softball tournament games scheduled from Tuesday, August 1st until Saturday, August 12th at the P&G Cincinnati MLB Youth Academy in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The Twins RBI program will enter one all-star team, comprised of players from the Minneapolis and St. Paul league, in each tournament division. Twins RBI is operated in partnership with Major League Baseball, Twins Community Fund, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board and St. Paul Parks and Recreation.

About Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (R.B.I)

RBI is a worldwide, Major League Baseball initiative for youth ages 13-18. Founded in 1989, the program is designed to promote baseball and softball in inner cities, while also increasing self-esteem and encouraging academic participation and achievement. RBI serves more than 125,000 youth in 175 cities. In Minneapolis and St. Paul, the Twins RBI, serves more than 5,000 youth.

About the Twins Community Fund

Established as a nonprofit organization in 1991, the mission of the Twins Community Fund is to enrich local and regional communities by providing resources for the healthy development of children and families through and association with baseball, softball and the Minnesota Twins. The Twins Community Fund is governed by a board of director's representative of the Upper Midwest. Target, U.S. Bank, Treasure Island Resort & Casino and Delta Air Lines are Cornerstone Partners, contributing annually to the Twins Community Fund. For more information or to make a contribution, visit www.twinscommunityfund.org.

For more information about the Twins Community Fund and the Twins community initiatives and programs, please visit www.twinsbaseball.com/community.

 

 

2017 RBI CENTRAL REGIONAL TOURNAMET PLAYING FIELDS

 

Neiman Athletic Complex

2 Taylor Avenue

Minneapolis, MN 55111

 

Toni Stone Field

1220 Marshall Avenue

St. Paul, MN 55104

 

Parade Stadium

100 Kenwood Parkway

Minneapolis, MN 55403

 

Concordia University

Carlander Field

235 Hamline Ave. N

St. Paul, MN 55104

 

Target Field

1 Twins Way

Minneapolis, MN 55403

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