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Two young athletes from the GB Baseball and Softball programmes – Conner Brown and Laura Hirai—were nominated recently for the BBC’s Young Sports Personality of the Year competition.
British Baseball and Softball is elated with the announcement by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (OCOG) to reinstate baseball/softball back on to the Olympic programme, following the 129th IOC Session in Rio de Janeiro.
Softball will be featured as the Sport of the Week during the week beginning 3 August by GreaterSport Manchester, and baseball is likely to be given the same status during the week beginning 24 August.
A dedicated website has been launched for Hit the Pitch, BSUK’s major new participation growth programme for softball and baseball. The first phase of the website was released to coincide with the official launch of Hit the Pitch on 1 April and now, two months later, the website—www.HitthePitch.com—is fully functional.
BSUK TV, which made its debut last year with a telecast of slowpitch softball’s National Championship final, will return in 2015 with live webstreaming from the London Cup Women’s Fastpitch Tournament and the UK Little League Baseball Qualifiers.
Sport England is launching a ground-breaking new campaign called This Girl Can to get women and girls more active in sport, and the kick-off will come with a 30-second TV spot to be aired during the advertising break in ITV’s Coronation Street on Monday 12 January.
BaseballSoftballUK is seeking a creative partner for the Hit The Pitch programme brand design. Interested parties should submit tenders by 5pm on Friday, 07 November 2014.
BaseballSoftballUK, the development agency for the two sports, today announced an intention to build a new purpose-built baseball and softball facility in Manchester which will help to promote the sports in the North of England.
London Mayor Boris Johnson was the star attraction at the London launch of the Coca-Cola Zero ParkLives programme. Hundreds of members of the public and press gathered around Boris as he prepared to hit pitches thrown by the Mayor of Newham Sir Robin Wales.
The BSUK Future Leaders group (formerly the BSUK Youth Panel) has announced the recipients of its Young Volunteer Awards for 2013, designed to reward those people in baseball and softball who volunteer their time and skills for the benefit of others.