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Youngsters can use baseball fields at sports village
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Posted: 2013 Feb 01 - 06:38

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VERO BEACH -- Vero Beach Sports Village has agreed to allow Vero Beach American Little League to use its new, state-of-the-art youth baseball quad.

Nine Little League baseball teams, comprised of nearly 100 players ages 8 to 12, will have the opportunity to train on the professionally maintained fields during their pre-season practices in late January.

"This is an extension of our existing efforts to help local youth practice and play at our facility," said Craig Callan, vice president of VBSV. "We look forward to continuing to work with local county and city organizations when possible."

"Every year Little League baseball coaches scramble around before the season starts in an attempt to lock down practice fields," said Paul Massey, Vero Beach American Little League sponsorship co-chairman.

"This year, VBSV has been gracious enough to allow Vero Beach American Little League use of their youth fields. We are very excited and thankful for the opportunity."

The mission of the Vero Beach American Little League is to firmly implant in the youth of the community the ideals of good sportsmanship, loyalty, courage and respect for authority so that they may become stronger, healthier, happier young adults.

In addition to hosting Vero Beach American Little League, VBSV is host to numerous community events during the year including the Jake Owen Foundation benefit concert, "Every Dream has a Price," doctors vs. lawyers charitable event, Youth Guidance heli-drop, as well as hosting the Vero Beach High School vs. Sebastian River High School annual rivalry baseball game.

For more information, visit www.vbsportsvillage.com.

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