All-Ripken Games powered by Under Armour Youth Baseball and Softball

all ripken games powered by under armour youth baseball and softball

Ripken Baseball® today announced it has expanded its All-Ripken Games in 2024 by increasing the number of facilities and tournaments for top individual youth baseball and softball players to compete at Ripken Baseball’s world-class facilities nationwide. It also confirmed Under Armour® (NYSE: UA, UAA) will be All-Ripken Games’ presenting sponsor in 2024 and will provide custom All-Ripken uniforms and performance wear to participating athletes.

All-Ripken Games, which debuted in 2023 at four facilities, will host seven baseball tournaments and two softball tournaments at six facilities in 2024 starting this April. The season will culminate with the All-Ripken Futures Games in December, featuring the top players of the season. Players must be nominated by their peers and coaches for the opportunity to train the Ripken Way, compete against elite young athletes, and receive the ultimate Big League Experience.

“The first year of All-Ripken Games was a massive success, and with our partners at Under Armour we are expanding to additional facilities with more tournaments in 2024,” said Ripken Baseball Co-Founder Bill Ripken. “The incredible feedback we received last year has led to a tremendous response for the 2024 nomination process, which is already underway.”

All-Ripken players will be evaluated by Baseball Factory scouts, compete in skills challenges, and play for the ultimate team goal, the All-Ripken Games Tournament Championship, which will be awarded at each location. In addition to receiving uniforms, Under Armour will provide participating players with an opportunity to test new Under Armour products and be included in digital playing cards.

“As a partner of Ripken Baseball, we are committed to inspiring the next generation of athletes through platforms like All-Ripken Games,” said Craig Cummings, VP, Team Sports & Sport Performance at Under Armour. “What they accomplished with All-Ripken Games in only one year is remarkable, and we look forward to helping them take it to the next level in 2024 and beyond.”

"The All-Ripken Futures Games in Panama City Beach will be a significant milestone for our athletes," said Scott Hacker, President of YTH Sports and Director of the All-Ripken Games. "This year, players participating in the All-Ripken Games from April to August will have the unique opportunity to be selected as the season's top performers for the December event. It’s not just a celebration of the year's accomplishments, it’s a platform for outstanding athletes to gain recognition as the season's top players."

All-Ripken players must exhibit an elevated level of baseball knowledge, dedication, sportsmanship, and skill. To nominate and register a player for the All-Ripken Games powered by Under Armour, parents, coaches, and leagues can visit www.AllRipken.com or email questions to scout@allripken.com. Any participants of The Ripken Experience who are nominated will automatically be selected for the All-Ripken Games. Families, players, teams, and fans can follow @AllRipken on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for the latest information.

About Ripken Baseball

Ripken Baseball brings teammates, coaches, and families together through its Big League Experiences while teaching children how to play sports the right way – the Ripken Way. Ripken Baseball continues to innovate the game through tournaments, camps, clinics, and spring training at their state-of-the-art facilities – The Ripken Experience® Aberdeen Powered by Under Armour® (Maryland), The Ripken Experience® Myrtle Beach (South Carolina), The Ripken Experience® Pigeon Forge (Tennessee), The Ripken Experience® Elizabethtown (Kentucky), Sports Force Parks™ at Cedar Point Sports Center (Ohio), and Cooperstown All Star Village (New York). Ripken Baseball also develops and trains athletes through the acquisition of Baseball Factory™ and Softball Factory™. Learn more at ripkenbaseball.com.

About Under Armour, Inc.

Under Armour, Inc., headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, is a leading inventor, marketer, and distributor of branded athletic performance apparel, footwear, and accessories. Designed to empower human performance, Under Armour's innovative products and experiences are engineered to make athletes better. For further information, please visit http://about.underarmour.com.