MIAMI – The Miami Marlins Tee Ball Initiative presented by UKG returns for the third year, with more than 195 teams across 25 youth baseball and softball leagues joining in on the fun! South Florida leagues have really appreciated the assistance and embraced the program, which has grown from a total of 132 teams at its launch in 2019. Leagues will begin play in early February and feature teams from Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties.
As part of a comprehensive multi-year partnership beginning in 2019, the Marlins and UKG launched the tee ball initiative with the aim at growing the game and alleviating some of the league costs. These savings in turn can lower registration costs, increasing the potential number of children playing.
“It is an exciting time for our organization as future All-Stars across South Florida take the field to play ball,” said Raquel ‘Rocky’ Egusquiza, Executive Director of the Miami Marlins Foundation. “Our organization is committed to the local youth, with the focus on creating opportunities for them to achieve success on and off the field. We are thankful for the support of UKG, who join us in making an impact in our community.”
“UKG is proud to support the Marlins in this important initiative, bringing some much-needed fun and joy to children throughout our community,” said Jody Kaminsky, Chief Marketing Officer at UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group). “The Marlins have been a great teammate for years, both on and off the field. We’re thrilled to continue our partnership through the tee ball program and look forward to delivering even more community impact together this season.”
“As a committed partner who shares a focus on being a community leader as well as a first-class business, UKG’s unwavering support has allowed us to continue to grow the game across South Florida,” said David Oxfeld, Marlins Head of Partnership Development and Strategy. “We are excited for the start of the upcoming season to see the future All-Stars of our community take the field in their Marlins jersey.”
The Marlins Tee Ball Initiative presented by UKG provides jersey shirts, hats, and equipment to recreational tee ball programs. Each registered player will receive a Miami Marlins hat, jersey shirt, face covering, and a complimentary ticket voucher to a future Marlins home game. Teams will be invited to participate in the Marlins’ 2021 Youth League Days celebrations. Participating teams will also receive a personalized video from a Marlins player.
Participating leagues will be presented with a personalized Marlins outfield wall banner, and participating teams will receive Marlins-branded batting tees and baseballs. Leagues and teams interested in joining the 2021 Fall Season of the Marlins Tee Ball Initiative presented by UKG should visit Marlins.com/TeeBall for the latest information.