Magazine article Parks & Recreation

A Diamond Setting and a Chance to Shine: MLB's Pitch, Hit & Run Program

Magazine article Parks & Recreation

A Diamond Setting and a Chance to Shine: MLB's Pitch, Hit & Run Program

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THE NATIONAL RECREATION AND PARK ASSOCIATION (NRPA) hopes your community will consider hosting the free Aquafina Major League Baseball (MLB) Pitch, Hit & Run (PHR) program in the spring of 2011. The official skills competition of MLB, PHR is a free one-day event for boys and girls ages 7-14. NRPA encourages local agencies to host a free PHR Local Competition each spring. Hosting registration form and information on the program are always available at www.nrpa.org/baseball

"I host PHR because it allows the children to test their skills in a fun and creative way," said Gayle Milam, Events Coordinator for the Madison (AL) Parks and Recreation Department, "I love seeing the smiles on the faces of the kids when they know they tried their best, even if they did not win that day."

The PHR competition features separate divisions for boys and girls to compete and advance separately through all four levels of competition. Recreation agencies are encouraged to partner with local baseball/softball associations or schools to improve participation and attract more volunteers. …

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