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Kino Sports Complex readies to host American Legion Night

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Tucson, AZ - The Kino Baseball League is hosting its fifth baseball season at Kino Sports Complex through late July.

The summer league consists of 75 teams with over 1,200 players competing in five different divisions: Babe Ruth 13-14; Ken Griffey Jr. 15U; Don Mattingly 18U; John "Bud" Grainger American Legion; and the Sun Belt Collegiate League. Fans can enjoy over 160 baseball games this summer at Kino Sports Complex! Game schedules and times for each division are posted on the league website at www.kinobaseball.com.

June 4 – Special Dedication Night

This summer, the newest division of the Kino Baseball League, known as the John "Bud" Grainger American Legion League, will promote each Wednesday as "American Legion Night." On opening night, June 4, a special ceremony will be held to honor our veterans and all military service personnel, including a special tribute and dedication to Ryan Hanson, a coach in the American Legion and part of the Kino Baseball program who passed away suddenly this past spring. The ceremonial first pitch will be thrown by Andy Lopez, head baseball coach at the University of Arizona. Ceremonies will start at 6:15 p.m. on field 5 at the South Quad.

Admission to the games, either at the South Quad or at Kino Stadium, is $3 for adults; youth 17 years of age and under are free. Concessions will be available during the games.

Kino Sports Complex is the largest venue in Pima County for youth, amateur and professional sports, concerts, and community events. The south baseball complex includes the 11,000-seat Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium, seven full-size fields, three clubhouses and parking. The north soccer complex includes the 2,900-seat North Stadium, which is home to the FC Tucson soccer club, a 1,000-seat North Grandstand field, four additional fields, and a clubhouse with parking. To learn more or schedule an event, go to www.kinosportscomplex.com or call 520-546-5466. "Like" Kino Sports Complex on Facebook to keep up with the fun all summer long.

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