WHAT: In partnership with Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA), the Braves will host the top 44 elite high school baseball players from the Hank Aaron Invitational for a special showcase game on Sunday, July 31 at Truist Park. The players will be selected to participate based on their performance during the week prior at the Jackie Robinson Training Complex in Vero Beach, Fla. The Hank Aaron Invitational is an annual event – supported by USA Baseball and the MLB-MLBPA Youth Development Foundation – featuring the top 200 high school-aged players from around the United States.
Tickets for the Hank Aaron Invitational showcase game are free and must be reserved in advance online at https://am.ticketmaster.com/braves/HankAaronInvitational.
WHEN: Sunday, July 31
6 p.m. Batting Practice
7 p.m. Billye Aaron, Ambassador Andrew Young, and Ken Griffey Jr. meet with HAI players
8:08 p.m. First Pitch
WHO: 44 Hank Aaron Invitational athletes from around the country
Billye Aaron, Henry Aaron’s Wife
Ambassador Andrew Young, Civil Rights Activist
Ken Griffey Jr., MLB Network Host & Former MLB Player
Derek Schiller, Atlanta Braves President & CEO
Danielle BeDasse, Atlanta Braves Senior Director of Community Affairs and Atlanta Braves Foundation Executive Director
Tony Reagins, Major League Baseball Chief Baseball Development Officer
Jeffrey Hammonds, Major League Baseball Players Association Associate Director of Player Programs and Initiatives
Jean Batrus, Executive Director, MLB-MLBPA Youth Development Foundation
WHERE: Truist Park – 755 Battery Ave. SE, Atlanta, GA 30339