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2019 BASEBALL EXPLOSION

Join us for the Second Annual Team Tucker Baseball Explosion on May 19, 2019!

WHO

Baseball players and fans of all ages and skill levels are welcome to enjoy the fun at Team Tucker’s Second Annual Baseball Explosion!  

WHAT

Baseball, fun, games, food, and friends!  See the WCCO news coverage (video at left) from last year’s event to get an idea of the fun in action.

Kids (ages 5-14) interested in baseball skill-building and friendly competition will be grouped into mixed-age teams of 5-6 players.  Each player will have a chance to practice and go for their personal best in skill areas including throwing, running, and batting, while cheering on their teammates.  Prizes will be awarded to teams demonstrating great spirit, improvement, and impressive feats. Volunteer coaches and high school baseball players will be providing the instruction and encouragement to help each participant have a rewarding experience.  

Younger kids can get in on the baseball action as well!  This year we are excited to offer “Training Camp” – an area set up for little ones to pop in and practice throwing, hitting, and base-running.

Following the practice and skills competitions, high schoolers will have a chance to entertain all as they compete in a Home Run Derby.  Players from any area high school teams are welcome to participate. It’s hard to say whether the spectators or the batters will have more fun as balls go flying over the Little League fences!

And there’s more fun to be had for all off the diamond:  Enjoy delicious food, sweet treats, carnival games and activities, and a visit from a fire truck!  

WHERE

Maetzold Field in Hopkins  

Action will take place on Tucker Field and throughout the whole park this year!

WHEN

Sunday, May 19, 2018

2:30 – 7:30  Fun, food, and games!

2:30  Registration begins for Baseball Skill-Building & Competition (kids ages 5-14)

Get your own baseball card, meet your teammates, and enjoy carnival games & food.

3:15  Baseball Skill-Building & Competition

Players will rotate through three skill areas, each lasting approximately 45 minutes.

If you can be present with your team for the whole time – that’s great!  If not, no worries –

we will work you in or out of a team as needed!

6:00  High School Home Run Derby

Players from any area high school baseball team are welcome to register (anytime between 2:30-5:45) and participate!

WHY

Baseball was Tucker’s best and favorite sport.  Wow, did he have a beautiful swing that sent a line drive over 2nd base!  Tucker loved practicing, playing, and watching baseball and he loved spending time with old and new friends.  The Baseball Explosion combines these loves in a community-building event which provides all of us a chance to celebrate Tucker’s life and legacy while raising money for the work of Team Tucker Association.

The Details

Registration for Baseball Skill-Building & Competition is $5 cash or $6 credit card charge.

Registration for Home Run Derby is $5 cash or $6 credit card charge.

Tickets for carnival games and activities will be sold at the entrance.

Baseball favorite foods will be available for purchase with cash or credit at the Concession Stand.  

Questions or interested in volunteering on or off the baseball diamond?  

Please contact Betsy at 612-720-0327 or eavilett@gmail.com.

Thank you for your support!

Team Tucker: Play Laugh Love brings communities together by creating opportunities for children to make new friends, Play together, Laugh out loud and feel Love.

Team Tucker is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.