Kick Off Baseball Season with a Family Day in Ridgewood

Opening Day Parade & Family Fun Day •  April 22  9am – 2pm

Indulge in fare from the area’s best food trucks
Hangout in the Entertainment on Wheels Zone
Dance to the Live Deejay
Lots of Inflatables
Participate in Baseball & Softball Instructional Clinics
Sports Demonstrations
Carnival Games for all ages

Parade Starts at

2017 Pitch, Hit and Run Competition
12:00 to 2:00 PM  •  Veterans Field

Pitch, Hit & Run is the Official Skills Competition of Major League Baseball. This grassroots program is designed to provide youngsters with an opportunity to compete, free of charge, in a competition that recognizes individual excellence in core baseball/softball skills.

Competitors are divided into four age divisions for both baseball and softball: 7/8, 9/10,11/12, 13/14.
Finalists have the chance to advance through four levels of competition, including Team Championships at
Major League ballparks and the National Finals at the 2017 MLB All-Star Game.

The individual Pitching, Hitting and Running Champions, along with the All-Around Champion in each age group
at the Local Competition will be awarded and advance to the Sectional Level of Competition.
Buy a $10 Raffle ticket after the parade and you could win:
Mako Baseball Bat, Tee, Louisville Slugger practice partner,
5 – 30 minute lessons at Teel’s Baseball School.
$800 Value.


DeMarini Vendetta Softball Bat, Tee,
Louisville Slugger practice partner,
 5 – 30 minute lessons at Teels Baseball School.
$800 Value.
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