Disney has announced that young baseball players (ages 6-18) can come to ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex next year to compete in high-level youth baseball tournaments with the all-new Ripken Experience youth baseball academy, hosted by baseball champion Cal Ripken, Jr.
In addition to being on their field of dreams at Disney, these young players will get a chance to have a whole lot of fun. For instance, the players will be treated to a dazzling opening ceremony and have free time in the parks to experience new and popular attractions, such as Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, which opens Aug. 29.
Ripken played 21 seasons for the Baltimore Orioles and was a 19-time All-Star shortstop. He earned the nickname “The Iron Man” after setting the professional baseball record for most consecutive games played (2,632).
And if you know of a youth baseball team that might be interested in being part of the Ripken Baseball Experience at Walt Disney World Resort, please visit ripkenbaseball.com/walt-disney-world.