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Monday, May 19 bats as Youth Baseball/Softball Day

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WATERLOO (KWWL) - In recognition of Youth Baseball Softball Day on May 19, local nonprofit Build Our Ballpark sponsors a sweepstakes awarding a gift certificate to use for new sporting gear.

The winner, along with each player and a coach from his or her team, will receive a $50 Dick's Sporting Goods gift card. To enter, players age four to 14 should submit a story under 200 words or a short video about why they love to play baseball or softball, and what they've learned by playing.

Entries will be accepted at from May 19 to June 16. A winner will be announced Tuesday, June 17 at the Waterloo Bucks' Youth Baseball Softball Night.

Created in 2008, Build Our Ballpark was the vision of Bob Hellman Sr. The organization aims to rally support to build new ballparks, and improve existing ballparks, to ensure kids have quality fields.

Build Our Ballpark helped create Youth Baseball Softball Day in 2009, an official state holiday declared by Gov. Chet Culver.

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