LOS ANGELES - Dodgers RBI will host the 2014 RBI West Regional tournament as five leagues will be competing in the Junior, Senior and Softball Divisions beginning Friday, July 18 and running through Sunday, July 20.
RBI teams will be represented by the host Dodgers (Dodgers RBI), the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (Angels RBI), the Arizona RBI, Seattle Parks & Recreation RBI and Nobu Yamauchi RBI from Hilo, Hawaii.
The Softball Division featuring girls ages 13-18 begins play at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, and all games over the three day competition will be held at the MLB Urban Youth Academy located at 901 E. Artesia Blvd. in Compton. The championship game on Sunday, July 20 will begin at 10 a.m.
The Junior Division tournament will feature boys ages 13 to 15, and competition will be held at Algin Sutton Recreation Center (located at 8800 S. Hoover St. in Los Angeles) beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Friday. The championship game will be played at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, July 20 at 9 a.m.
The Senior Division Tournament will pit boys ages 16 to 18, and competition will take place at Jesse Owens Park (located at 9651 S. Western Avenue in Los Angeles). The championship game of this division will be played at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, July 20 at 11:30 a.m.
The complete RBI West Regional schedule:
Softball Division-Friday, July 18: 8:30 a.m. Los Angeles @ Anaheim, 11 a.m. Arizona @ Hilo, 1:30 p.m. Anaheim @ Arizona, 4 p.m. Hilo @ Los Angeles. Saturday, July 19: 8:30 a.m. Arizona vs. Los Angeles, 11 a.m. Hilo vs. Anaheim. Sunday, July 20: 10 a.m. 2 teams with best records. All games at MLB Urban Youth Academy.
Junior Division-Friday, July 18: Hilo @ Los Angeles, 11 a.m. Anaheim @ Arizona, 1:30 p.m. Arizona @ Hilo, 4 p.m. Los Angeles @ Anaheim. Saturday, July 19: 8:30 a.m. Hilo vs. Anaheim, 11 a.m. Arizona vs. Los Angeles. Sunday, July 20: 9 a.m. 2 teams with best records. Friday and Saturday games at Algin Sutton. Sunday championship game at Dodger Stadium.
Senior Division-Friday, July 18: 8 a.m. Los Angeles @ Anaheim, 10:30 a.m. Arizona @ Seattle, 1 p.m. Anaheim @ Arizona, 3:30 p.m. Seattle @ Los Angeles. Saturday, July 19: 9 a.m. Arizona vs. Los Angeles, 11:30 a.m. Seattle vs. Anaheim. Sunday, July 20: 11:30 p.m. 2 teams with best records.
Friday and Saturday games at Jesse Owens Park. Sunday championship game at Dodger Stadium.
About Dodgers RBI
Dodgers RBI is a comprehensive, urban youth baseball program for boys and girls, ages 5-18. Working together with local organizations, parents and volunteers, Dodgers RBI currently offers 2,700 youth the opportunity to learn and enjoy the games of baseball and softball with special emphasis on education, recreation and healthy habits for young people. Dodgers RBI is a cornerstone program of the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF), the official charity of the Los Angeles Dodgers. LADF provides uniforms and equipment, recruitment assistance, cash grants and education/health resources to all teams. Additionally, Dodgers RBI also provides resources to ensure increased participation by youth ages 13-18 and places special emphasis on African- Americans. Dodgers RBI is part of MLB's RBI program. The RBI program has provided a path for many players to enter the college and professional game. Alumni of LA RBI who currently play in the Majors are Coco Crisp (Oakland A's) and James McDonald (Chicago Cubs).
The RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities) program, which is in its 26th year of operation and began in Los Angeles, is administered by Major League Baseball and is designed to give young people from underserved and diverse communities the opportunity to play baseball and softball, encourage academic achievement and success, and teach the value of teamwork and other important life lessons. RBI currently serves more than 220,000 young men and women in more than 300 programs established in approximately 200 cities worldwide. MLB and its Clubs have designated more than $30 million worth of resources to the RBI program, and all 30 Clubs support RBI leagues. For more information about the RBI program and the RBI World Series, please visit MLB.com/rbi.