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 will attract top youth softball players nationwide to compete at The Ripken Experience® Elizabethtown in Kentucky from July 27-30, 2023. Softball players must be nominated by their peers and coaches for the opportunity to train the Ripken Way, compete against elite young athletes, and participate in a world-class youth softball experience.
As part of the 4-day event, participating players will receive instructional opportunities led by professional softball players from the Florida Vibe. The All-Ripken Softball players will also witness the Florida Vibe and Team Alliance take the field to play head-to-head in the Softball Exhibition Series, which is scheduled to take place at Elizabethtown Sports Park on July 27, 28, and 29.
To be eligible to participate in All-Ripken Softball, players must be in high school graduation classes between the Class of 2026 and the Class of 2033 and exhibit an elevated level of softball knowledge, dedication, sportsmanship, and skill.
“One of our core values at Team Alliance is to bring together multiple generations of players who share a passion for the sport of softball,” said Jami Lobpries, Ph.D, CEO of Alliance Fastpitch. “We are honored to be part of the All-Ripken Softball Games to bring together youth, college, and pro players and grow the sport for the next generation. Softball teaches important lessons on the field that players can apply to all aspects of their lives off of it.”
“At the Florida Vibe, we are witnessing tremendous growth in the professional space of softball as a result of high-profile events at the youth level like the All-Ripken Softball Games,” said Ryan Moore, CEO of Florida Vibe Athletics, Inc. “This event is a shining example of the game’s evolution, and we are thankful to Ripken Baseball for creating this platform.”
To nominate and register a player for the All-Ripken Softball Games, parents, coaches, and leagues can visit www.AllRipkenSoftball.com or email questions to email@example.com.
About Ripken Baseball
Ripken Baseball brings teammates, coaches, and families together through its Big League Experiences while teaching children how to play sports the right way – the Ripken Way. Ripken Baseball continues to innovate the game through tournaments, camps, clinics, and spring training at their state-of-the-art baseball and softball facilities – The Ripken Experience® Aberdeen (Maryland), The Ripken Experience® Myrtle Beach (South Carolina), The Ripken Experience® Pigeon Forge (Tennessee), The Ripken Experience® Elizabethtown (Kentucky), Sports Force Parks at Cedar Point Sports Center (Ohio), and Cooperstown All Star Village (New York). Ripken Baseball also brings its youth sports experience to satellite locations through Ripken Select Tournaments. Learn more at ripkenbaseball.com.