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Ripken Baseball® Returns to Panama City Beach from June 2-7

May 15, 2024

MORE THAN 40 YOUTH TEAMS CONVERGE ON PUBLIX SPORTS PARK FOR THE 3RD ANNUAL RIPKEN SELECT TOURNAMENT   [PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla.] May 15, 2024 – Ripken Baseball® is set to host the third annual Ripken Select Tournament in Panama City Beach, FL, June 2-7, 2024. As a six-day baseball tournament at Publix Sports Park,…

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Ripken Baseball® Expands Partnership with Glossy Finish, Brings Award-Winning Photography to Cooperstown All Star Village™

January 23, 2024

(COOPERSTOWN, N.Y., Jan. 23, 2024) Ripken Baseball®, the leader in youth sports experiences, has named the award-winning photography company Glossy Finish the official and exclusive photographer for Cooperstown All Star Village™. As a youth baseball resort destination for 12U teams worldwide, Cooperstown All Star Village will offer families high-quality photography through a dedicated team of…

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Ripken Baseball® Expands All-Ripken Games in 2024 – adds Under Armour as Presenting Partner

January 11, 2024

All-Ripken Games powered by Under Armour will attract top youth baseball and softball players to compete and develop The Ripken Way (BALTIMORE, Jan. 11, 2024) Ripken Baseball® today announced it has expanded its All-Ripken Games in 2024 by increasing the number of facilities and tournaments for top individual youth baseball and softball players to compete…

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Cooperstown All Star Village and Otsego County Honored as 2023 Champions of Economic Impact by Sports Destination Management

November 6, 2023

(Cooperstown, N.Y. – Nov. 6, 2023) – Sports Destination Management, the leading publication for sports event planners and tournament directors, announced that Cooperstown All Star Village and Otsego County Tourism have been named 2023 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism.  As a world-class family resort for 12U baseball teams from around the world, Cooperstown…

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Ripken Baseball® Acquires Baseball Factory™ and Softball Factory™

October 3, 2023

(BALTIMORE – Oct. 3, 2023) Ripken Baseball®, the leader in sports experiences, announced they have acquired Baseball Factory™ and Softball Factory™, an organization focused on player development for ages 11 to 18. Founded in 1994 with a focus on training and the college recruiting process, Baseball Factory and Softball Factory works with athletes to navigate…

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Baseball For All Coming to The Ripken Experience® Elizabethtown

October 2, 2023

(Elizabethtown, Ky. – Sept. 28, 2023) – Baseball For All, a 501(c)3 national organization that builds gender equity in baseball, announced it will bring Baseball For All Nationals back to The Ripken Experience® Elizabethtown in Kentucky from July 7-12, 2024. The 9th annual tournament is the largest girls’ baseball tournament in the United States and…

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Ripken Baseball® Names Under Armour® Exclusive Apparel Partner

September 26, 2023

(BALTIMORE – September 26, 2023) Ripken Baseball®, the leader in sports experiences, announced they have entered a multi-year partnership with Under Armour® (NYSE: UA, UAA) to be the exclusive apparel company for Ripken Baseball. As a nationwide deal, Under Armour will have a presence throughout Ripken Baseball, including providing the official uniform for over 9,000 12U…

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Ripken Baseball® to Host All-Ripken Softball Games in Elizabethtown, Kentucky from July 27-30

May 24, 2023

Professional softball players from Florida Vibe and elite college players from Team Alliance to provide exhibition series and instructional time for All-Ripken players   (Elizabethtown, Ky. – May 25, 2023) – Ripken Baseball®, the leader in youth sports events and facilities, has expanded its All-Ripken brand by creating All-Ripken Softball. The inaugural All-Ripken Softball Games…

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Ripken Baseball® Acquires Sports Force Parks at Cedar Point Sports Center in Ohio

May 9, 2023

Company’s Sixth Complex Expands Ripken Beyond Diamond Sports for the First Time – Adds Soccer and Lacrosse (CLEVELAND – May 9, 2023) – Ripken Baseball®, the leader in youth sports events and facilities, has acquired Sports Force Parks at Cedar Point Sports Center in Sandusky, Ohio, located between Cleveland and Toledo. Known for creating lifelong…

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Ripken Baseball® teams up with Sheetz to bring youth baseball clinics to PA, MD, VA, OH, NC, and WV from April 10 to June 1

March 23, 2023

(BALTIMORE – March 23, 2023) Ripken Baseball®, the leader in youth sports events, announced they have partnered with Sheetz to bring 12 free baseball clinics to children ages 7 to 14 in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania. Starting April 10 and continuing through June 1, the “Sheetz Community Clinics presented by…

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BASEBALL FOR ALL TO HOST THE NATION’S LARGEST GIRLS’ BASEBALL TOURNAMENT AT THE RIPKEN EXPERIENCE® ELIZABETHTOWN JULY 12-16

March 9, 2023

(Elizabethtown, Ky. – March 9, 2023) – Baseball For All, a 501(c)3 national organization that builds gender equity in baseball, announced it will host the 2023 Baseball For All Nationals at The Ripken Experience® Elizabethtown in Kentucky from July 12-16, 2023. The 8th annual tournament is the largest girls’ baseball tournament in the United States,…

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RIPKEN BASEBALL TO DEBUT ALL-RIPKEN GAMES IN 2023

February 23, 2023

(Aberdeen, Md. – Feb. 23, 2023) – Ripken Baseball today announced it will host the inaugural All-Ripken Games, a platform that will attract the top youth players from across the country to compete at The Ripken Experience® world-class facilities. Players must be nominated by their peers and coaches for the opportunity to train the Ripken…

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RIPKEN BASEBALL PARTNERS WITH MIRACLE LEAGUE TO BRING BIG LEAGUE EXPERIENCES TO ATHLETES WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

February 16, 2023

Miracle Leagues from across the country plan summer trips to The Ripken Experience® Pigeon Forge and The Ripken Experience® Elizabethtown (Feb. 16, 2023) – Ripken Baseball today announced that Miracle League baseball teams from around the country will participate in games and tournaments this summer at two nationally recognized complexes. The Ripken Experience® Pigeon Forge…

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JOSH HARRIS AND DAVID BLITZER COMPLETE STRATEGIC INVESTMENT IN RIPKEN BASEBALL® AND COOPERSTOWN ALL STAR VILLAGE

January 18, 2023

(NEW YORK – Jan. 18, 2023) – Josh Harris and David Blitzer, via their respective family offices, announced today they have completed a strategic investment in Ripken Baseball® and Cooperstown All Star Village, bringing together two of the industry’s leading youth sports brands. The merger increases the strength and reach of the organizations to include…

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Ripken Baseball Wins Economic Impact Award for 2022 Tournament in Panama City Beach That Brought $2.7 Million to the Area

November 21, 2022

(PANAMA CITY BEACH – Nov. 21, 2022) – Ripken Baseball®, the leader in youth sports events, announced it has been named 2022 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism by Sports Destination Management. The 2022 Ripken Select Tournament at Publix Sports Park in Panama City Beach, Fla., received the honor from the leading publication in sports…

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Ripken Baseball Wins Economic Impact Award Following 2022 Season That Brought $47 Million to Maryland’s Harford County

November 14, 2022

(BALTIMORE – Nov. 14, 2022) – Ripken Baseball®, the leader in youth sports events, announced it has been named 2022 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism by Sports Destination Management. As a result of a record-breaking 2022 summer season, The Ripken Experience® Aberdeen received the honor from the leading publication in sports tourism. The Ripken…

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Ripken Baseball to Host Ripken Select Tournaments in Texas and Florida in 2023

September 21, 2022

(BALTIMORE – Sept. 21, 2022) Known for providing the best baseball experience in youth sports, Ripken Baseball will take its popular Ripken Select Tournaments to Florida and Texas in 2023. Each tournament will take place at first-class facilities for one week in the summer, where every player will be treated like a Big Leaguer. The…

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Ripken Baseball Releases Its First Tournament Schedule at The Ripken Experience™ Elizabethtown to Take Place in 2023

August 16, 2022

(ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. – Aug. 16, 2022) Ripken Baseball, who recently partnered with Elizabethtown Sports Park to create The Ripken Experience™ Elizabethtown, announced its first 2023 tournament schedule in Kentucky today. As the leaders in youth sports events, Ripken Baseball will bring world-class youth baseball tournaments, featuring their iconic week-long experiences, to the state-of-the-art complex starting…

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Ripken Baseball Adds Its Fourth Ripken Experience™ through Partnership with Elizabethtown Sports Park in Kentucky

June 21, 2022

(ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. – June 21, 2022) Ripken Baseball, the leader in youth sports events, announced it will add its fourth Ripken Experience™ location in the United States through a partnership with Elizabethtown Sports Park in Elizabethtown, Ky. Officially named The Ripken Experience™ Elizabethtown, Ripken Baseball will bring world-class youth baseball and softball tournaments, plus week-long…

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Ripken Baseball Expands Programming in Pigeon Forge

May 25, 2022

(PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee – May 25, 2022) Ripken Baseball, the leader in youth sports events, announced they are gaining access to four additional fields in the City of Pigeon Forge. As one of the most sought-after youth sports complexes in the country, Ripken Experience™ Pigeon Forge will be able to host teams from around the…

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