HSBN And Miami Marlins Team Up For All-Star And Awards Event
HSBN and the Miami Marlins are throwing Broward and Miami senior all-stars, All-American players, their coaches, teammates, families, and the high school baseball community a party. And everyone is invited to this groundbreaking event.
This season, the Marlins and HSBN have rolled out various initiatives within their partnership to help heighten excitement for the South Florida high school baseball community. And the latest announcement is the creation of the HSBN/Miami Marlins Senior All-Star Game and Awards Event, presented by Nike.
For their part, the Marlins have agreed to host the historic event at Marlins Park, on Tuesday, June 4th. The Marlins and HSBN have also reached out to their partners, who will be helping with the production of what surely is going to me a memorable day for all involved.
Nike will be the presenting sponsor, and help with the game day production. The University of Miami Sports Medicine Institute will be the official medical provider for the games, and will be providing the pregame meal for the senior all-stars, along with trainers in each teams dugout. Dr. Stephen Henry will serve as the medical director for the games.
HSBN partner Alpha Prime will be providing the jerseys for the players, with innovative designs and fully sublimated jerseys.
HSBN will be bringing the big game feel, with the voice of HSBN, Luis Perez on the mic, various games and surprises throughout the games, and All-American awards being given out between innings.
Underclassmen who are receiving All-American awards will be treated to the best seats in the house, and will receive their awards on the field at Marlins Park in between innings of the all-star games.
In all, it is something both HSBN and the Marlins have worked hard to produce, and both are excited about bringing this type of event to South Florida high school baseball community, all while sending the senior all-stars out in style, playing their last high school game ever, at Marlins Park.
“June 4th will be an exciting day here at Marlins Park as we open our doors to the future baseball stars that will represent South Florida proudly,” said Marlins Senior Vice-President of Marketing and Community Relations Elisa Padilla. “As an organization, we will continue to re-engage with our community to build lasting relationships that showcase our commitment to youth baseball and softball in South Florida.”
HSBN also believes the game will be a difference-maker.
“The Marlins have been everything we could have asked for in a partner,” said HSBN Vice-President/Director of Operations Anthony Uttariello. “They have put an emphasis on reaching our high school baseball community, and connecting in ways that will make the community proud to call them our hometown team. This all-star event is something we have been pushing for, and the memories created by all the players and fans involved is something that cannot be understated.”
As for the games themselves, Todd Fitz-Gerald from Douglas and Hernan Adames from Killian have been chosen to manage the public school all-star squads from Broward and Miami, respectively, and both are excited about the event.
“This will be a great experience for the kids to play their last game at Marlins Park,” said Fitz-Gerald. “What a great way to end the year. Thanks to the Marlins and HSBN.”
Adames also reflected on the magnitude of the event.
“I am pleased, honored, and humbled to have been named the manager for the public Miami all-star team,” said Adames. “Thank you to the Marlins for hosting this event, and thank you to HSBN for the professionalism they show every year as they continue to make not only South Florida, but the rest of the state a great source of information for the baseball community.”
The private school managers will be Broward’s Troy Cameron, from St. Thomas, and Miami’s Jerry Albert, from Belen.
“”What a great opportunity to not only coach some of my players again, but also some of the best players in the county,” said Cameron. “The partnership with HSBN and the Marlins to play this game at Marlins Park is really special and an experience these kids will never forget.”
“It is always nice getting to work with and coach kids from other programs in all-star events such as these,” said Albert. “I am sure the kids will be excited about playing at Marlins Park.”