City of Fort Wayne and TinCaps partner on Play Ball initiative


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News release from the City of Fort Wayne:

City of Fort Wayne and TinCaps partner on Play Ball initiative

(August 19, 2015) – Mayor Tom Henry today announced the City of Fort Wayne and the Fort Wayne TinCaps have formed a partnership as part of the Play Ball initiative, a joint effort between the United States Conference of Mayors, Major League Baseball, and Minor League Baseball.

Play Ball focuses on the fun nature of baseball and encourages widespread participation in related activities. During the month of August, mayors across the country are implementing the initiative with the goal of strengthening the connection between communities and baseball.

The City and TinCaps are encouraging families and individuals to find time to play catch, run bases in the backyard, and implement baseball activities into family gatherings. In addition, the City and TinCaps are working on programming details for special events and opportunities for the Play Ball program as part of the 2016 baseball season for the TinCaps at Parkview Field.

“We’re fortunate to be part of a community that values and appreciates baseball and our own Fort Wayne TinCaps,” said Mayor Henry. “We encourage everyone to take some time this month to enjoy baseball and get involved in a fun activity with family and friends. Fort Wayne is a leader in quality of life amenities and opportunities for residents to have a healthy lifestyle.”

“The Fort Wayne TinCaps are honored to partner with the City on this important effort to promote the benefits of baseball,” said Mike Nutter, president, Fort Wayne TinCaps. “We’re in an enviable position to be at Parkview Field and have a tremendous environment for professional baseball. Play Ball is a great opportunity to highlight how baseball makes a meaningful difference in our community.”

Play Ball is also a complement to the City’s Operation Fight for a Fitter Fort (OPF4) program. OPF4 is a community wellness initiative to encourage individuals to implement lifestyle changes that include fitness, nutrition, wellness and activities.


Read the news release from the US Conference of Mayors.


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