New York, NY (PRWEB) July 30, 2014
The NYC All Stars Sports Group, created by New York Mets’ Hall of Famer John Franco, WFAN Radio Host Craig Carton, and Brooklyn Cyclones’ Gary Perone, announced today that the inaugural “Borough Cup” which started in July, has already completed over 100 games with more than 2000 NYC kids participating. New York Yankees’ First Baseman Mark Teixeira and New York Mets’ Outfielder Curtis Granderson are the official MLB ambassadors for the event.
“It is truly an honor to serve with Curtis as an ammabassador,” said Teixeira when asked about the tournament. “New York City is the capital for Baseball, not just for the pros, but also for the kids throughout the city, as well. No matter who you root for, the Borough Cup is going to make every kid and community that participates a winner.”
Franco, who grew up playing on the sandlots of Brooklyn, is adamant that the “Borough Cup” will bring unity and spirit to youth baseball throughout the city, stating that “the only way to increase awareness and play in New York City is to have something to play for, and the Borough Cup does exactly that.”
The tournament, has already received numerous endorsements, including ones from Harlem RBI, the Greater New York Sandlot Alliance, and each of the Borough Presidents. “I am obsessed with the game of baseball so I absolutely love the idea of The Borough Cup,” stated Staten Island Borough President James Oddo. Oddo also threw out the first pitch before a Borough Cup game in Staten Island “This competition will energize youth baseball across the city and allow young people from all over the five boroughs to interact."
The Borough Cup Championship Games take place in the venerable Yankee Stadium, MCU Park in Brooklyn and Staten Island Yankee Stadium.
"We set out to make this the preeminent youth baseball tournament in the City with the goal being to bring baseball back front and center throughout the 5 boroughs. NYC Youth Baseball should be the template that all other cities want to copy and I am proud to say that the success of this years first ever Borough Cup has already proven that it will," said Craig Carton
"We are taking this concept from the Boroughs to the 'Burbs, from NYC to New Jersey, Connecticut and beyond. The NYC All Star Sports Group will take the concept of The Borough Cup across America. Baseball is very much alive." Gary Perone added.
"We have awoken the spirits of the great sandlot baseball games from long ago and we will continue to reinvest in the game of baseball, our kids and our communities," claimed John Franco.
For more information on The Borough Cup and The NYC All Star Sports Group simply go to http://www.boroughcup.com. News and Updates are also available via the Borough Cup Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/BoroughCup), Twitter Account (@BoroughCup), and Instagram Feed (@borough_cup). If you have specific questions about the event, please contact Zachary Bright (Communications Manager, NYC ASG) at zbright(at)baseballconnects(dot)com.