Play Ball for free

This notification of a FREE event was sent to us. 

The Border Youth Athletic Association is one of the unsung success stories in El Paso.  They are a not for profit organization that helps youngsters both athletically in academically.  Take some time to learn about them by following the link below.

Evidently space is limited so register early at


Border Youth Athletic Association is pleased to announce Major League Baseball will be visiting El Paso to hold a special event for children from across the Borderlands.

The event is called PLAY BALL and it is part of MLB’s effort to reach a more diverse audience. It is made possible by BYAA’s affiliation with MLB Youth Programs through the RBI initiative. The MLB Baseball and Softball Development staff held over 30 PLAY BALL activations in 2017, but ours will be their first ever bi-national PLAY BALL event. 


PLAY BALL is a free, 90-minute celebration of baseball and softball for kids ages 5 to 13. Games and activities will be staged on the Southwest University Park field, thanks to the generosity of the El Paso Chihuahuas. There will be two PLAY BALL sessions. The morning session is dedicated to Border Youth’s RBI program participants and select Canutillo and Gadsden schools. It will run from 10am to 11:30am.  The afternoon session is open to the public and we are expecting children from El Paso, New Mexico and Juarez. This session will be from 12:30 to 2pm. We estimate we will have 250-300participating in each session, or 600 for the day.


MLB’s New York office is sending a prestigious group out to participate in our Cinco de Mayo PLAYBALL. We will have:


          David James, Sr. V.P., Baseball & Softball Development, MLB

          Chris Haydock, Director, Baseball & Softball Development, MLB

          Destinee Martinez, Team USA Softball Player and Event Manager, USA Softball

           Renee Tirado, V.P., Talent & Acquisition, MLB 

           Kerline Battista, Coordinator Business Communication, MLB

           Sandy Charles, MLB Network, Talent/Producer


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