AABC Willie Mays 10U World Series  and Gil Hodges 11U and Nolan Ryan 13U Championships.


The American Amateur Baseball Congress is Up to Bat in the Rockford Region​
Bringing Nearly $470,000 in Economic Impact to the Region

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 29, 2016

ROCKFORD, IL — The Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce a championship weekend for the Rockford Region, where national baseball championships will commence this Friday. The American Amateur Baseball Congress (AABC) Willie Mays 10U World Series returns to the Rockford region from Friday, July 29 to Wednesday, August 3. New to the region this year, the Gil Hodges 11U and the Nolan Ryan 13U Championships will take place Friday, August 5 to Wednesday, August 10. Collectively, participants, coaches and fans visiting the region for the tournaments will spend nearly $468,900 supporting local area businesses and will account for 2,100 room nights at area hotels. Admission to attend each tournament is $5 and youth 13 years old and younger get in the gates for no cost.

American Amateur Baseball Congress (AABC) Willie Mays 10U World Series
D
ate: July 29-August 3
Opening Ceremonies: Rockford Rivets Stadium, July 29 at 5:00 p.m.
Tournament Location: Boys and Girls Club Baseball Complex (925 Lawn Drive, Loves Park, IL) and Ray P. Lotzer Baseball Park (7406 Elm Avenue, Machesney Park, IL).
Attendance: 13 teams from around the country with more than 1,000 players, fans and guests expected.

American Amateur Baseball Congress (AABC) 11U (Gil Hodges)/13U (Nolan Ryan) World Series
Date: August 5-10
Opening Ceremonies: Rockford Rivets Stadium, July 29 at 5:00 p.m.
Tournament Location: Boys and Girls Club Baseball Complex (925 Lawn Drive, Loves Park, IL), Ray P. Lotzer Baseball Park (7406 Elm Avenue, Machesney Park, IL) and Mercy Sportscore 2 (8800 E. Riverside Boulevard, Loves Park, IL).
Attendance: 14 teams from around the country with more than 1,500 players, fans and guests expected.

“We are committed to our mission in advancing the scope of amateur baseball and to assist and educate youth players to work well as a team to achieve great results. With that always in mind, we have a bright future ahead as we continue to build several partnerships with local area organizations in the Rockford region, said Jim Keener, AABC Tournament Director. “The Boys and Girls Club of Rockford provides a championship experience for all players and guests during each of these AABC tournaments. That level of excellence is what we look for as we offer greater opportunities for our youth to excel in their endeavors.”

Additional AABC tournament information can be found at www.aabc.us along with a tournament schedule for the weekend events.

RACVB exists to drive quality of life and economic growth for the citizens of Rockford and Winnebago County through tourism marketing and destination development. gorockford.com

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FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Andrea Mandala, Marketing & Communications Manager: 815.489.1664 or amandala@gorockford.com
Jim Keener, AABC Tournament Director: 815.378.5195 or aabcrockfordworldseries@yahoo.com