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MLB Play Ball event set for Aug. 26

August 01, 2017

MLB Play BallMayor Mike Bodker will host Johns Creek youth in  a variety of baseball activities as part of the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) continued support of the “PLAY BALL SUMMER” initiative. PLAY BALL SUMMER focuses on the fun nature of baseball and encourages an active and healthy lifestyle for kids in all communities. 

Mayor Mike Bodker and the City of Johns Creek are hosting a Play Ball event on Saturday, Aug. 26 at Ocee Park. The one-hour event begins at 11 a.m. and will feature a variety of fun group baseball activities.

Mayors across the country are hosting similar activities to engage citizens, families, and city departments to organize individual and community events (such as playing catch, running bases in the backyard, family gatherings, park and recreation activities, business-supported activities, etc.). These activities will be focused on exposing children to the sport of baseball and providing a fun opportunity to remain active throughout the summer.

The PLAY BALL initiative with the USCM focuses on recruiting cities to promote and support PLAY BALL through the use of baseball-related activities. Primary targets are cities with Major League and Minor League Baseball clubs, although the initiative toolkit and self-reporting strategy will be electronically distributed to hundreds of cities across the country with the assistance of Major League Baseball.

For more information, call 678-512-3200, or email Kirk Franz at Kirk.Franz@johnscreekga.gov