Ripken Baseball Brings Renowned Week-Long Experience to Old Settlers Park
(ROUND ROCK, Texas – March 1, 2022) Known for providing the best baseball experience in youth sports, Ripken Baseball will bring their Ripken Select Tournaments to Old Settlers Park in Round Rock, Texas from July 17 – 22. Ripken Baseball will host the six-day event as part of their first multi-city tour, allowing players from more regions of the United States to easily access their world-class tournaments. The event will feature a special appearance by former MLB Hall of Famer Cal Ripken.
Ripken Select Tournaments aim to make every ballplayer feel like a Big Leaguer with professional facilities and experiences. The week will include an opening ceremony, skills competitions, player announcements, and walk-up music to make every at-bat unforgettable. The tournament at Old Settlers Park, which features 20 fields, will replicate The Ripken Experience™ that over 5,000 teams and 250,000 guests enjoy annually at Ripken Baseball’s permanent facilities in Maryland, Tennessee, and South Carolina.
“It is truly an honor to be selected as host of the Ripken Select Tournament for the second consecutive year at Round Rock’s Champion Fields,” said Chad McKenzie, Director, Round Rock Sports Management and Tourism Department. “We look forward to welcoming the Ripken Baseball organization, the many teams and their families from across the country to the Sports Capital of Texas. ”
Ripken Select Tournaments were first introduced in 2021 in Round Rock, through a 60+ team event in partnership with Ryan Sanders Sports & Entertainment. Based on demand, Ripken Select Tournaments has expanded in 2022 to Florida, Illinois, and an additional stop in Texas.
Full schedule of Ripken Select Tournament Dates:
- June 5 – 10, 2022 – Panama City Beach, Florida; Publix Sports Park (10 fields)
- June 19 – 24, 2022 – Frisco, Harold Bacchus Community Park (9 fields)
- July 10 – 15, 2022 – Aurora, Illinois; Stuart Sports Complex (8 fields)
- July 17 – 22, 2022 – Round Rock, Texas; Old Settlers Park (20 fields)
To learn more about 2022 Ripken Select Tournaments, visit www.ripkenbaseball.com or call 410-306-7575. For facilities that have an interest in hosting a Ripken Select Tournament in 2023, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Ripken Baseball
Ripken Baseball brings teammates, coaches and families together through its Big-League Experiences, while teaching the values of the game, and how to play it the right way – the Ripken Way. Ripken Baseball continues to innovate the game through on-site tournaments, camps and spring training hosted at their state-of-the-art baseball and softball facilities – The Ripken Experience™ Aberdeen (Maryland), The Ripken Experience™ Myrtle Beach (South Carolina), and The Ripken Experience™ Pigeon Forge (Tennessee).
About Round Rock Sports Management and Tourism Department
The Round Rock Sports Management and Tourism Department programs, schedules, and maintains the City’s sports facility assets — Round Rock Sports Center, Round Rock Multipurpose Complex, and is also tasked with managerial oversight and capital improvements of Dell Diamond and Forest Creek Golf Club. Our Tourism Division, comprised of the Convention and Visitors Bureau, promotes the “Go Round Rock” brand, maintaining our Sports Capital of Texas legacy through bidding to host regional and national championship sports events every year. For more information, visit www.goroundrock.com.