BCC to Promote Women’s Baseball in the U.S.
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BCC to Promote Women’s Baseball in the U.S.

BCC & ASSOCIATES, LLC ANNOUNCES ENGAGEMENT WITH THE ALL-AMERICAN GIRLS PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL LEAGUE PLAYERS ASSOCIATION

 

CHAMPIONING EQUITY, INCLUSION, AND DIVERSITY BY THE ADVANCEMENT OF OPPORTUNITIES FOR GIRLS AND WOMEN TO PLAY BASEBALL

For Immediate Release
BETHESDA, MD., 14 JUNE 2021 — The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League Players Association (AAGPBL PA) and its affiliate, the American Girls Baseball (AGB), have engaged BCC to expand opportunities for girls and women to compete in the sport and to develop training and instructional programs for players and coaches nationwide.

The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League was founded by Philip K. Wrigley in 1943 to continue Major League Baseball during WWII.

Representing a pivotal moment in history, the AAGPBL is the forerunner of women’s professional league sports in the United States. Over 600 women played in the league, which consisted of eventually ten teams located in the American Midwest. In 1948, league attendance peaked at over 900,000 spectators. The most successful team, the Rockford Peaches, won a league-best four championships. Their story was depicted in the popular film “A League of Their Own.” In fact, the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, created a permanent exhibit celebrating women in baseball called “Diamond Dreams.”

The AAGPBL Player’s Association and American Girls Baseball are non-profit organizations dedicated to preserving the league’s history and supporting women and girls all across our country who deserve the opportunity to play “hardball.” The two organizations will host the first-ever “All American Women’s Baseball Classic” at Ed Smith Stadium, the winter home of the Baltimore, Orioles, Sarasota, FL, from January 6-8, 2022.

The event will feature 50 of the top women’s baseball players in the country competing in a four-day tournament. Players will wear replicas of the original league uniforms. The legendary players join the current all-star players to share their knowledge of the game with younger girls at a special hands-on skills Clinic. Players from the original league will be honored at a gala “Baseball Bash” before the tournament starts.

For information about sponsorship, tickets, or to enroll in the Skills Clinic, please contact  mbrodie@bcc-associates.com or carolcassidywalker@bcc-associates.com

ABOUT ALL-AMERICAN GIRLS PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL LEAGUE The AAGPBL Players Association, Inc. is an active, nonprofit organization established for the following purposes: to research, collect, document, preserve and promote the history of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League: to provide opportunities for social interaction of the membership; to disseminate historical, educational, and factual information regarding the League and its personnel; and, to promote and support modern women’s baseball. “We do not stop playing because we grow old, but we grow old because we stop playing.”

ABOUT BCC & ASSOCIATES, LLC. is a full-service fundraising consulting company specializing in development audits, program marketing, and campaign planning and execution. Email: info@bcc-associates.com.