February 3, 2005 - Children of all ages and throughout Knoxville can sign up to play baseball and softball this spring at "Sign-Up Saturday" on Feb. 19 from 1 to 4 p.m.
A dozen recreation commissions from neighborhoods throughout the city have been invited to attend to register children from ages 6 to 16. Adults interested in coaching are also encouraged to sign up on this date.
Up Saturday" will be held at Caswell Park, 620 Winona St., or in case
of inclement weather, across the street at the John T. O'Connor Senior
Citizens Center, 611 Winona St.
Last year, more than 3,400 children participated in City of Knoxville baseball and softball leagues.
Mayor Bill Haslam said he hopes this first-time event will increase the number of children who will participate in league play.
"Traditionally, recreation commissions conduct their own registration efforts," Mayor Haslam noted. "With the exposure that a city-wide event receives, we hope that more parents and children will take advantage of this fun and healthy program."
Teams include T-ball and coach-pitched teams for young children to both soft and fast-pitch softball and baseball teams for teenagers.
For more information, call the City's Athletics Office at 215-1410.