Four-Year Baccalaureate University Sponsors Major League Baseball’s Free Contest To Recognize Individual Excellence In Core Softball Skills For Girls
RALEIGH, N.C. – William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced that it will sponsor the Aquafina® Major League Baseball® Pitch, Hit & RunTM Competition for girls on Sunday, April 1 starting at 10 a.m. at the Wachovia Athletic Park, located on campus at 15 E. Peace St. As the official skills competition for Major League Baseball®, this grassroots program for girls ages 7 to 14 provides a free opportunity to participate in an event that recognizes individual excellence in core softball skills. Competitors are divided into four age ranges – 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 and 13-14 – and have the chance to advance to four levels of competition, including Team Championship at Major League ballparks and the National Finals at the 2012 MLBTM All-Star Game. The individual pitching, hitting and running champions, along with the all-around champion in each group in the local competition, will advance to the Sectional Level of competition.
"As part of our continuing outreach to the local community, William Peace University is honored to sponsor this athletic competition," said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. "This event will provide the girls with a great, constructive opportunity to hone their athletic skills. We wish all participants the best of luck and invite everyone to come out and cheer for these players."
All participants must bring a copy of their birth certificate and fill out a registration/waiver form prior to the start of the competition. For more information on the program, visit http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/kids/mlb_pitch_hit_run.jsp.
ABOUT WILLIAM PEACE UNIVERSITY:
William Peace University is located in the heart of Raleigh, North Carolina. It was founded in 1857 as Peace Institute, offering education for boys and girls in primary grades and to women from high school to college. Peace, an all women’s college, became a four-year baccalaureate college and graduated its first bachelor’s students in August of 1996. Exclusively an all-women’s institution for its first 152 years, Peace began offering coeducational evening courses through the William Peace School of Professional Studies in 2009. In 2011, Peace College transitioned to William Peace University and will begin admitting male students to its day program in fall 2012. Its mission is to prepare students for careers in the organizations of tomorrow. On average, more than 90 percent of the university’s graduates are placed in jobs or graduate school within one year of graduation. For more information, please visit http://www.peace.edu.
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