Published on 8/6/2018

NEWPORT NEWS — Play ball with Mayor McKinley Price at TowneBank Athletic Park on Aug. 15.

From 5-8 p.m. enjoy free fun, including baseball drills/contests, free hot dogs and chips, face painting, giant slide and obstacle course, Newport News Police Department and Pals activities and a dunk tank with Price.

The event is part of the United States Conference of Mayors’ continued support of Major League Baseball’s “Play Ball” Initiative, according to a news release from the city.

The “Play Ball” initiative focuses on the fun nature of baseball and encourages widespread participation in related activities, according to the news release.

Mayors all across America are implementing the initiative throughout the summer with the goal of strengthening the connection between communities and the national pastime.

TowneBank Athletic Park is located next to the South Morrison Family Education Center, 741 Adams Drive.

The event is sponsored by Couture Cakes by Nika, Skrimp Shack Newmarket, FASTSIGNS of Yorktown and Boys & Girls Clubs of the Virginia Peninsula.