Youth softball teams from Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana are set to take the field this weekend at the Babe Ruth Softball Ohio Valley Regional Tournament in Fairfield. At stake for some is a berth into the 2014 Babe Ruth World Series. The tournament will welcome a total of 41 teams from around the region to Waterworks Park in Fairfield, July 17-20, 2014.
This year marks the first time the regional championship will be played in Ohio. Fairfield will host the last stop in the softball tournament trail for regional 8U, 10U, and 14U teams. 12U and 16U teams will play for the chance to advance to the World Series in August. The influx of teams, families and spectators is expected to produce an economic impact of $475,000 for Butler County.
“Butler County is excited to welcome the Babe Ruth Regional Tournament to Fairfield for the first time,” said Mark Hecquet, Executive Director of the Butler County Visitors Bureau. “Softball is part of an important sports tradition within our region and we are privileged to host this event within the Butler County community. We look forward to a fun and exciting tournament.”
Festivities kick off Wednesday, July 16 at 3:30PM for the opening ceremonies. Softball games will run Thursday through Saturday from 9AM until 8PM. Sunday games will wrap up the event and run from 10AM until 3PM. Admission is $25 for an adult weekend pass or $8 daily. Youth 6-17 are admitted on a weekend pass for $10 or a daily pass for $3 and children 5 & under are free.
For more information on the tournament, please visit www.baberuthleague.org.
About Babe Ruth League, Inc. Babe Ruth League, Inc. is a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to furthering and promoting the sports of softball and baseball in communities across the United States. The organization runs a variety of leagues and tournaments throughout the year. For more information, visit www.baberuthleague.org.
About the Butler County Visitors Bureau The Butler County Visitors Bureau (BCVB) is the premier regional destination marketing organization for leisure travel, sports, meeting and group tourism in Butler County, Ohio. It is dedicated to contributing to a thriving local economy through a strong regional and national tourism presence. For more information on tourism, visit www.GetToTheBC.com.