Citywide youth baseball and softball tournament returns for 2nd year

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Kids in Chicago will have another chance to take part in the citywide baseball and softball tournament sponsored by the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Tuesday that the tournament will return. More than 500 kids took part in 2015. The tournament will be held at Curtis Granderson Stadium at the University of Illinois - Chicago from August 10 to 14.

Registration is open to teams from across the city until July 29. Registration is limited to one team per league; softball players much be 14 years old or under while baseball players must be 12 years old or under.

Click here to register for the 2016 tournament.

A post-game meal will also be provided after each game to helps strengthen relationships between kids and communities. The championship games will be held on Aug. 14.

The tournament stems from a five-year commitment made by the Cubs and White Sox in partnership with the Chicago Parks Foundation to expand baseball and softball programs across the city, including clinics, camps and training for coaches. More than 50,000 youths in Chicago participate in baseball and softball each year in more than 80 Chicago Park District parks, according to the city.