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City of Auburn to be site of the 2005 State Dixie Youth Majors 50th World Series

August 12, 2003

Ron Anders
Ron Anders
AUBURN, AL -- The City of Auburn and the 2005 Dixie Youth World Series Tournament Committee will host the 2005 State Dixie Youth Majors 50th World Series, Aug. 14 – 20, 2005 at Duck Samford Park.

The National Dixie Youth Board awarded the City of Auburn and the World Series Tournament Committee with the 50th Dixie Youth World Series Monday, Aug. 11, 2003 at the site of the 2003 Dixie Youth World Series in Florence, S.C.

Joe Beckwith
Joe Beckwith
“Hosting the 2005 Dixie Youth World Series is a great opportunity for the athletes from around the Southeast as well as the City of Auburn to be involved in America’s Game. We are pleased to be able to host this event at our wonderful facility, Duck Samford Park,” said Mayor Bill Ham.

This tournament is expected to attract nearly 1,500 people to Auburn. Twelve teams from 11 states in the Southeast, including a host team, will compete for the championship title of the 2005 Dixie Youth World Series. A total of 24 teams from two age groups will be competing for the national title.

John Wild
John Wild
“This tournament is a great opportunity for our community to showcase itself not only to the people of Alabama, but to the people across the Southeast,” said Ron Anders, 2005 Dixie Youth World Series Chairman.

Opening ceremonies for the tournament will be held at Hitchcock Field at Plainsman Park. In addition, players will have the opportunity to tour The Lovelace Athletic Museum and Hall of Honor, walk the famed Tiger Walk to the football stadium, and enjoy a meal at the Tiger Walk Plaza.

Steve Renfroe
Steve Renfroe
“We are grateful for the support of the Auburn University Athletic Department. Not only will these young players have the chance to visit Auburn, but they will be able to participate in opening ceremonies at Plainsman Park, which will be a truly memorable experience,” said Anders.

Volunteers are needed to help during the tournament. To volunteer, please contact Ali Lloyd-Wallace at Auburn Parks and Recreation at 334-887-4930.

For additional information, please contact Ron Anders at 334-821-1137 or Ali Lloyd-Wallace, Public Relations Specialist.

Ali Lloyd-Wallace
Public Relations Specialist
Auburn Parks & Recreation
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