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BASEBALL YOUTH NATIONALS: All 88 teams get trips to the Louisville Slugger Museum (06/23)

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LOUISVILLE Every day during pool play, the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory will welcome players, families and guests visiting the region for the Athletx Baseball Youth Nationals at the Elizabethtown Sports Park. As part of the event experience, each player and coach participating in the tournament will visit Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory.

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The Athletx Baseball Youth Nationals had its opening ceremonies Friday. The final games are scheduled for July 4. An estimated 180 teams are visiting the region for the event, which features more than 600 games during its two-week run.

“We are thrilled to welcome this first huge wave of young athletes and their families as they compete in Elizabethtown,” said Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory executive director Anne Jewell. “Louisville offers so many great attractions and is so easy to get to from E’town. The synergy between the two cities makes the Elizabethtown Sports Park a win-win for both communities. We look forward to representing our hometown to thousands of athletes from all over the country for years to come.”

On its designated day, each team will have time to visit Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory. A scheduled shuttle will provide teams and families transportation to and from the factory for the unforgettable tour.

Along with the award-winning factory tour, guests will have the opportunity to view the museum’s original exhibit, “Big Leagues, Little Bricks.” The exhibition showcases masterpieces from renowned artist Sean Kenney, one of only 13 certified LEGO professionals in the world. The exhibit includes hip portraits of baseball superstars, dynamic conceptual sculptures of iconic baseball moments and a show-stopping replica of historic Wrigley Field.

Admission to the museum also includes interactive exhibits, a short feature film, historic memorabilia and the world’s biggest baseball bat.

As an added bonus, all guests receive a free souvenir mini-bat at the end of their factory tour.

For information the Baseball Youth Nationals, visit www.baseballnationals.com.