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The Miami Marlins Foundation: Play Ball

The Miami Marlins Foundation and Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital are continuing their commitment to provide young boys and girls across South Florida the opportunity to play the game they love. With the Marlins Youth Academy 2024 Spring Tee Ball Initiative, presented by Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, more than 3,500 kids from Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties suit up in Marlins gear to play ball this spring.

Since its inaugural season in 2019, the Tee Ball Initiative has doubled in size and grown to include 257 teams across 25 leagues this spring. Launched in 2019, the Tee Ball Initiative has seen more than 15,000 little leaguers take the field. The program aims to grow the game locally and alleviate some of the league costs in order to increase registration, interest and participation. It provides jersey shirts, hats and equipment to recreational tee ball programs across South Florida. Additionally, each registered player receives two complimentary ticket vouchers for a future Marlins home game so they can experience the game at the highest level in person.

The Miami Marlins Foundation and Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital celebrated the start of the spring season with a special Opening Day celebration at Howard Palmetto Baseball & Softball Association at Coral Reef Park in February.

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