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BGCDC to host MLB Pitch Hit & Run events


The Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane County announced on Friday that they will be hosting two Major League Baseball Pitch Hit & Run events for youths ages 7-14 on Wednesday, Aug.4 and Tuesday, Aug. 10.

This grassroots program is designed to provide youth with an opportunity to compete, free of charge, in a competition that recognizes individual excellence in core baseball and softball skills. Youth have the chance to advance through three levels of competition, including Team Championships and the Finals during the World Series. BGCDC is hosting the events in partnership with the Bruce Dahmen Foundation and Tom Gugel Family Fund.

“This is an amazing partnership and opportunity for our BGCDC members and all youth in Dane County,” says Michael Johnson, president and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane County, in a statement. “Come on out to meet the Madison Mallards baseball team, showcase your skills, and compete with the best. I’m already looking forward to the finals. Thank you to the Bruce Dahmen Foundation!”

The Aug. 4 event will be held 10 a.m.-noon at Warner Park on Madison’s north side which is home to the Madison Mallards baseball team who will be volunteering during the event. The Mallards will also be donating lunch, a special treat, and ticket vouchers for future Mallards games to the participating kids. To register for this event, click here.

The Aug. 10 event will be held 1-3 p.m. at Olson Field located behind Thomas Jefferson Middle School on Madison’s w3est side. Local high school students will be volunteering their time to assist participants. Lunch will be provided free of charge. To register for this event, click here.

For more information about the Pitch Hit & Run events, contact Jake Brown at (608) 628-2653 or jbrown@bgcdc.org.