ESPN RISE Games Presented by Target: Under Armour All-America Softball Game Roster Announced
Softball Great Leah O’Brien-Amico to Coach All-Americans
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ESPN RISE Games Presented by Target announced the 2010 roster for the Under Armour All-America Softball Game scheduled for July 18-21 at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, the nation’s leading multisport venue for amateur and professional sports, in suburban Orlando, Fla., as a part of the ESPN RISE Games (July 14-27).
The Under Armour All-America Softball Game features 30 of the top high school and club All-Star players in the nation. Players are selected by a committee of softball experts from ESPN RISE. The two-day celebration of athletic performance will also feature a team dinner, a tour of Walt Disney World, a special fireworks celebration and community outreach and life skills training programming.
2010 Under Armour All-America Softball Game Roster:
|Ally Carda||P/1B||Pleasant Grove||2011|
|Alyssa Tiumalu||C||Pleasant Grove||2010|
|Andrea Hawkins||OF||Bay City||2012|
|Ashley Decker||OF/IF||Spanish Springs||2010|
|Candice Beards||OF/1B||Paramus Catholic||2010|
|Corrin Genovese||3B/1B||Williamsville North||2011|
|Dallas Escobedo||P/1B||St. Mary’s||2010|
|Kayla Bonstrom||OF||Canyon del Oro||2012|
|Kellie Fox||SS||Mt. Carmel||2010|
|Kelsey Stewart||2B||Arkansas City||2012|
|Kylee Lahners||2B/UT||Laguna Hills||2011|
|Lauren Chamberlain||IF||El Toro||2010|
|Leslie Jury||P/1B||J.L. Mann||2011|
|Mandy Gardner||UT||Aliso Niguel||2010|
|Marisa Bast||SS/IF||Villa Park||2010|
|Nicole Morgan||C/3B||College Park||2010|
|Rachel Gillen||P/OF||Archmere Academy||2011|
|Shelby Pendley||3B||Rio Rancho||2011|
|Taylor Edwards||C/1B||Vista Murrieta||2010|
|Victoria Hayward||OF||Mountain View||2010|
Leah O’Brien-Amico, Melissa “Skeeter” Gentile, Mary Patton, and Nikole Eaton will serve as event coaches.
Under Armour All-America Softball Game, Champion Gridiron Kings, AAU 17-under Boys Basketball Super Showcase presented by Champion® and Champion® High School Senior Showcase a US Lacrosse Event (boys event) events will be presented on ESPNU live and as pre-recorded shows; ESPN3.com will air live competitive events.
Media interested in covering the event should make credential requests to [email protected].
ESPN RISE Games Presented by Target will include an opening ceremony at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex on Saturday, July 17.
The ESPN RISE Games Presented by Target is a two-week-long elite and competitive level student-athlete focused events, anchored by four elite high school sports events: the Champion High School Showcase, a US Lacrosse boys and girls event, the AAU 17-under Boys Basketball Super Showcase Presented By Champion®, the Under Armour All-America Softball Game and the elite 7-on-7 high school football event Champion® Gridiron Kings. The ESPN RISE Games’ competitive channel youth sports include boys and girls lacrosse, softball, football, baseball, basketball, field hockey and track & field. The ESPN RISE Games Presented by Target expects to host more than 13,000 student athletes during the 2010 event.
About ESPN RISE
ESPN RISE represents ESPN’s commitment to engage and elevate high school athletes by providing them with recognition, resources, information and inspiration that can motivate them to improve their skills and achieve their goals to be the best athletes they can. ESPN RISE assets include ESPN RISE, GIRL, Hardwood and Gridiron magazines; ESPNRISE.com, and more than 160 high school events including Elite 11, Elite 24, ESPN RISE Games, ESPN RISE National High School Invitational, Faster to First, Area Code Baseball and Nike Combines/Nike SPARQ Mini Camps. ESPN RISE is uniquely positioned to provide high school athletes and the company’s core fans with compelling high school sports content across all ESPN platforms.
About ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, which hosts more than 300 events a year, is the leading multi-sport venue for amateur and professional sports in the United States, accommodating 60 different sports and athletes from more than 70 countries. Designed to take youth sports to the next level, the 220-acre facility features: The Fieldhouse, a 165,000-square-foot field house which seats 5,500 for basketball; Champion Stadium ballpark (cap. 11,500); Hess Sports Fields, which include multiple baseball, softball and soccer fields; Jostens Center, an 80,000-square-foot multi-sport fieldhouse; and the Innovation Lab, a real-world testing ground for the ESPN Emerging Technology group to develop ground-breaking on-air products like Ball Track and ESPN Snap Zoom. In addition, the complex features 56 high-definition cameras (42 robotic, 10 handheld and four studio) and 40 high-definition video screens, including three jumbo screens, that can capture and display footage from any event taking place at the complex. The camera and video screens, as well as a 20-zone audio system, are controlled through the state-of-the-art Production Center that features eight edit bays and links to ESPN facilities in Bristol, Conn., New York and Los Angeles. For more information, visit www.wdwnews.com for releases, photos and videos. Follow us on Twitter at @DisneySports.
Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) serves guests at 1,740 stores in 49 states nationwide and at Target.com. Target is committed to providing a fun and convenient shopping experience with access to unique and highly differentiated products at affordable prices. Since 1946, the corporation has given 5 percent of its income through community grants and programs like Take Charge of Education. Today, that giving equals more than $3 million a week. At the ESPN RISE GAMES Presented by Target 2010, Target will feature the Fall 2010 collection of C9 by Champion performance wear geared toward student athletes. C9 by Champion is available exclusively at Target. For more information about C9 by Champion visit Target.com/C9.
Since 1919 Champion athleticwear has offered a full line of innovative athletic apparel for men and women including sport bras, activewear, team uniforms, sweats and accessories. Champion athleticwear can be purchased at most sporting goods and department stores. For more information please contact us at 1-800-999-2249 or visit www.championusa.com. Champion is a brand of Hanesbrands Inc.
Under Armour® (NYSE: UA) is a leading developer, marketer, and distributor of branded performance apparel, footwear, and accessories. The brand’s moisture-wicking synthetic fabrications are engineered in many different designs and styles for wear in nearly every climate. The Company’s products are sold worldwide and worn by athletes at all levels, from youth to professional, on playing fields around the globe. The Under Armour global headquarters is in Baltimore, Maryland, with European headquarters in Amsterdam’s Olympic Stadium, and additional offices in Denver, Hong Kong, Toronto, and Guangzhou, China. For further information, please visit the Company’s website at www.underarmour.com.
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