PROGRAM 15, the Official Global Grassroots Player Identification and Development Program for New Balance Baseball, recently announced that Camelback Ranch-Glendale will host the Future Stars Series International Week August 31 – September 3, 2018.
PROGRAM 15 is proud to announce the Future Stars Series International Week will take place from August 31 through September 3, 2018, at Camelback Ranch-Glendale (Arizona), spring training home of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox.
Elite players identified by PROGRAM 15’s National Staff of former Major League Players, Coaches and Scouts will be invited to join either the World (International Players) or National (U.S. Players) Team Rosters and compete at The Future Stars Series International Week.
This highly anticipated annual event featuring top amateur baseball players from Canada, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Japan, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, and the USA.
Jeremy Booth, PROGRAM 15 Founder, CEO and President of Baseball Operations for The New Balance Baseball Future Stars Series, says, “As we have grown and worked to find and develop talent across the globe in our mission to execute the New Balance Future Stars Series, we have seen increased Major League interest and support from Scouts and player development personnel.
During very recent conversations with the group at Camelback Ranch-Glendale, it became clear that there was a fit with the venue and the timing of the event. We are extremely excited to get to play at Camelback Ranch-Glendale, Spring Training home of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox.”
Zachary Fitzpatrick, Dodgers Coordinator of Amateur Scouting said, “Our scouts have quickly taken notice of the high-end, professional-level talent that Jeremy and his team at PROGRAM 15 have been able to identify, develop, and showcase in a very short time. We’re excited for the opportunity to host a talented group of high-character young men at Camelback Ranch-Glendale this Fall, and to provide a platform for them to compete and improve as they pursue their dreams of playing baseball at the next level.”
The Future Stars Series is the global initiative between New Balance and Program 15 to elevate the game of baseball by providing amateur baseball players across all economic levels an opportunity to reach their full potential through the training, development, and guidance of former MLB players, scouts, and coaches.
Amateur players identified by PROGRAM 15’s National Staff of former Major League and professional players, scouts and coaches are submitted to New Balance Baseball for advanced opportunities and potential selection to regional and national team rosters for New Balance sponsored events.
For the latest Future Stars Series updates and announcements follow @ftrstarsseries on Twitter or visit https://futurestarsseries.com.
ABOUT PROGRAM 15:
PROGRAM 15 boasts a faculty and staff that includes multiple Major League All-Stars and World Series veterans responsible for executing the New Balance Baseball Future Stars Series, an initiative between the two organizations to elevate the game of baseball by providing amateur players across all economic levels an opportunity to reach their full potential through the training, development, and guidance of former MLB players, scouts, and coaches. For more information on Program15 and the Future Stars Series, visit www.futurestarsseries.com or @program15bb and @ftrstarsseries on twitter.
ABOUT CAMELBACK RANCH-GLENDALE:
A state-of-the-art baseball facility like no other, Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Arizona is the Spring Training home of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox. Located on 141 acres at 111th Avenue and Camelback Road, this Sonoran Desert-inspired, two-team facility offers baseball fans more than top-quality playing fields and facilities.
The first-rate baseball facility includes more than 118,000 square feet of Major and Minor League clubhouse space, 13 full baseball fields and three half-fields. One of the largest complexes in the Cactus League, Camelback Ranch-Glendale boasts a capacity of 13,000, which includes 3,000 lawn seats, 12 luxury suites, and a party deck. Fans enjoy the ballpark's modern amenities and design as well as dramatic mountain views that create one of the most inviting Spring Training atmospheres in all of baseball.
ABOUT NEW BALANCE:
New Balance, headquartered in Boston, MA has the following mission: Demonstrating responsible leadership, we build global brands that athletes are proud to wear, associates are proud to create and communities are proud to host. New Balance is the only major company to make or assemble more than 4 million pairs of athletic footwear per year in the USA, which represents a limited portion of our US sales. Where the domestic value is at least 70%, we label our shoes Made in the USA. New Balance owns five factories in New England and one in Flimby, U.K. New Balance employs more than 5,000 associates around the globe, and in 2015 reported worldwide sales of $3.72 billion. To learn more about New Balance, please visit www.newbalance.com and for the latest press information please visit http://newbalance.newsmarket.com. Keep up-to-date with all of the latest New Balance news on Twitter @NewBalance and newbalance on Facebook.