About Play Ball
On June 20, 2015, Major League Baseball and the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) launched a new Play Ball initiative, which will focus on the sport of baseball and encourage sustained participation in the sport for years to come. Play Ball will serve as a platform to connect with those who are currently involved in the game, while also providing alternative ways in for those looking to get involved, with a specific focus on youth participation.
During the summer of 2017, MLB, with the help of mayors across the country, will implement “Play Ball Summer” with the goal of energizing communities and generating support and love for baseball and softball.
Mayors will engage citizens, families and their respective city departments to organize individual and community events centered on baseball and softball. These activities will not only create a renewed sense of enthusiasm for the game, but will also serve as an opportunity to strengthen family and community bonds.