Glen Allen hosting Babe Ruth 14-year-old World Series

Henrico County and the Glen Allen Youth Athletic Association are hosting the 2011 Babe Ruth Baseball 14-Year-Old World Series at the Glen Allen Stadium at RF&P Park on Mountain Road today through next Friday.

The 10-team event begins tonight with an opening banquet at Glen Allen High School at 5 p.m. followed by opening ceremonies at 7:30 p.m. and a home run derby at 8:30 p.m. at RF&P Park.

The banquet of champions will feature guest speaker Brian O’Connor, University of Virginia’s head baseball coach, and a meal provided by Famous Dave’s. The public is invited to attend, and tickets will be sold at the door.
 
Games will begin Aug. 20 and conclude with the title game Aug. 26 at 7:30 p.m.

The host Glen Allen team will play its first game on Aug. 20 at 7:30 p.m. All World Series games will be played at the Glen Allen Stadium and available live online at http://www.henricorecandparks.com by clicking on the tournament link.

A game schedule and archived game footage also will be available on the site.

Teams from Newton, Mass,; Bridgewater, N.J.; Janesville, Wisc.; Mims Park, Ala.; Hi-Tower, Minn.; Brazoswood, Tex.; Tualatin Hills, Ore.; Tucson, Az.; and Augusta, Va. will join Glen Allen in the tournament.

During the past five years, the GAYAA has hosted one Babe Ruth World Series, one Babe Ruth Regional tournament, two Babe Ruth state tournaments and 20 district tournaments. 

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The Latin Ballet of Virginia will present “NuYoRican” at 7:30 p.m. March 17-18 and at 3 p.m. March 18-19 at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. “NuYoRican” tells the story of the Puerto Rican people who migrated to the United States after World War II and the cultural shock they experienced because of the enormous changes that followed from Puerto Rico being declared a U.S. protectorate. The performance includes true accounts from such authors as Julia Barden Torres, Piri Thomas and Esmeralda Santiago. For tickets, visit http://www.latinballet.com. Full text

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