June 18, 2018 - The City of Center and Center Youth Baseball are excited to announce the 2018 Dixie Regional World Series will be hosted in Center from Friday, July 20 through Monday, July 23.
Last October, the City Council created a committee to start the process of soliciting the World Series. Unlike the other baseball tournaments hosted, the bid is not a financial commitment, but rather what can the community offer during the event. The World Series is hosted by larger cities across Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. "This truly is a great opportunity to showcase our town to others who would normally not have a reason to visit Center," said Center Mayor David Chadwick. "This is quite an accomplishment for our community and the committee to secure such a significant event for a town our size."
"The Regional World Series consists of 35-40 teams from the South," explained Center Recreation Director Jason Mitchell. "Center will be allowed to have a host team in each division and this also gives our players some great exposure to another level of competition."
"We really want these families and teams to have a great experience in Center and we need community support to represent ourselves well," Chadwick continued. There will be volunteer opportunities during the World Series, including staffing the tournament. "We also need host families to show hospitality to our out-of-town visitors." Lastly, there are sponsorship opportunities for local businesses during the tournament. The deadline for sponsors to get their ads in the tournament book is July 1.
To facilitate communication and information, the World Series will have a mobile app. Simply download the Attendify app and search for DYB to stay current on this event. (Corrected search to DYB)
Anyone interested in sponsoring, staffing the tournament, or being a host family should visit the City website at www.CenterTexas.org or contact Jason Mitchell at 936/590-7196.