Cedar Rapids Kernels Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Andrew Pantini (319) 896-7601

League of Dreams begins third season on June 12

Cedar Rapids, IA – The League of Dreams youth baseball program begins its third season on Tuesday, June 12th with games at the Jones Park Diamond and Coe Softball Field starting at 5:00 pm. The League of Dreams is a joint venture of the Cedar Rapids Kernels, Perfect Game USA, Minor League Baseball, Minor League Baseball Charities, the Rawlings Sporting Goods Company and the Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation Department. The League of Dreams in an instructional, non-competitive, coach-pitch league open to current second and third grade students from ten area grade schools in Cedar Rapids (Erskine, Garfield, Grant Wood, Johnson, Polk, Cleveland, Harrison, Taylor, Van Buren and Wilson). Practice began on May 24 and coaches will emphasize teamwork, sportsmanship and the importance of an active lifestyle in a relaxed and fun environment. Each team will play a seven game schedule with games lasting one hour with teams in the East Division playing at the Coe Softball Diamond, and teams in the West Division playing at Jones Park. Thanks to donations from Minor League Baseball, Rawlings and Perfect Game USA, participants will be given jerseys and caps. Equipment is available for all participants and instructors will be provided by Perfect Game USA.

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Cedar Rapids Ball Club, Inc.
Class A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

P.O. Box 2001 • Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52406-2001 • Phone (319) 363-3887 • Fax (319) 363-5631 (800) 860-3609 • Web Site: www.kernels.com • E-mail: kernels@kernels.com

Member of the Midwest League

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The League will host an All-Star Game on Tuesday, July 3rd on Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium, home of the Cedar Rapids Kernels. Participants will also be recognized prior to the Kernels game vs. Wisconsin on Thursday, July 5th. The League of Dreams is an outgrowth of the Jones Park Project, which was announced in the fall of 2009 as a response to the Flood of 2008. The program is geared toward kids who attend school in some of the flood-affected areas and provides an opportunity to instill the values of teamwork and sportsmanship to youth who would not normally be afforded these chances. For more information regarding the League of Dreams, please contact Andrew Knoll, League of Dreams Director (298-2923 or aknoll@perfectgame.org) or Doug Nelson, Kernels General Manager (896-7614 or dnelson@kernels.com).

Cedar Rapids Ball Club, Inc.
Class A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

P.O. Box 2001 • Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52406-2001 • Phone (319) 363-3887 • Fax (319) 363-5631 (800) 860-3609 • Web Site: www.kernels.com • E-mail: kernels@kernels.com

Member of the Midwest League

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