HOT SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK, Arkansas — Youths age 5 to 15 can start signing up on January 10 for the return of youth-league recreational baseball at Hot Springs’ new five-field Majestic Park baseball complex.
“Beginning January 10 kids can sign up for the Majestic Park Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth League,” said Derek Phillips, general manager of the complex at Carson and Belding streets.
"Majestic Park is proud to bring back the league for baseball for all kids in our community," Phillips said. "The league was a huge part of this community and has been missing for the last few years. Majestic Park will bring this important resource back to our community bigger and better. "
Phillips said play in the league will start Monday, March 28, and run through May 26. League games will be played on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
Age divisions and registration costs will be:
• 5 and 6 Tee Ball Cal Ripken — $75
• 7 and 8 Coach Pitch Cal Ripken — $85
• 9 and 10 Cal Ripken — $95
• 11 and 12 Cal Ripken — $95
• 13 through 15 Babe Ruth League — $95
There will be no admission charge for league games.
“There will be financial assistance for those kids who need it through the Majestic Park Scholarship Fund,” Phillips said. “Our goal is to help all kids play and have good baseball equipment through this fund. The Scholarship Fund is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that was established to assist kids who can’t afford to sign up or buy baseball equipment. This was created to make sure any boy or girl will be able to play ball at Majestic Park.”
Registration information is available at www.majesticpark.org and the Majestic Park Facebook page, Phillips said.