MLB sending 12 Macon kids to All-Star Game
The MLB has an international youth program called RBI, which stands for Reviving Baseball in Inner cities. A quarter million kids are involved worldwide.
Macon started its own RBI league this year and was one of just 12 leagues out of more than 300 invited to Ohio.
Next month, the boys will play other RBI teams there in a round-robin tournament called the Jr. RBI Classic. They’ll also get to meet current and former major leaguers and go to the Home Run Derby and the All-Star Game.
“I am excited because we are flying on a plane,” says 12-year-old Garrad Solomon. “This is my first time going to Cincinnati, Ohio.”
This will be the first trip out of state for most of these kids. The farthest 13-year-old Jaylon Williams has been from home is Atlanta.
“It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity,” Williams says. “Some kids don’t get to do this.”
The tournament is scheduled for July 10-13 on fields throughout Cincinnati. The 86th MLB All-Star Game is Tuesday, July 14.
For more information, visit http://www.unitedwaycg.org/maconrbi.
Macon Jr. RBI Classic Roster