Youth baseball event to include Major Leaguers Wood, Lee (re-post)

Bryant's Travis Wood of the Cincinnati Reds and Benton's Cliff Lee of the Philadelphia Phillies are scheduled to be on hand for a fundraiser at the Bryant Community Center[more] at Bishop Park planned for Thursday, Feb. 3.

The event is a joint effort between the Benton Optimist Club and the Bryant Athletic Association.

The agent for Lee and Wood will be one of the guest speakers at the event. An additional speaker has not yet been announced.

Food will be included as part of the ticket price. Tickets will be $30 per person and will be sold at registration for the BAA and BOC 2011 seasons.

On-site registration for the BAA leagues will be held at Bishop Park on the following dates and times:

Thursday, Jan. 20, 6 to 8 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 22, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 27, 6 to 8 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 29, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

In addition to silent auction items at the fundraiser, it is expected that signed baseballs and jerseys will be available though all of the details are still being finalized at this point.

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