BISMARCK, N.D. - Next year, Bismarck will host the 2019 Babe Ruth League 13-15 World Series, one of the largest sporting events in the country.
Being the host community, the Bismarck Babe Ruth League will choose its own 13-15 team to compete.
"Bismarck is a proud baseball community," said Randy Bina, Executive Director of Bismarck Parks and Recreation District. "We have leaders within the Babe Ruth World that we consider great friends and organizers in our community. To take our baseball program to the next level and invite kids from around the country to Bismarck to play, is a dream come true for our community. Bismarck has hosted state and regional baseball tournaments. This is our first World Series event."
Robert Faherty, Vice President of Babe Ruth League, says Bismarck its the right kind of community for the kids.
"A trip to the World Series can be the first time our players have been on an airplane or traveled out of their hometown. When our players get here, they will see a town like their own, where the people care about kids and put community first. That's why we are coming to Bismarck for the 13-15 World Series," said Faherty.
Faherty also says the event will have an economic impact on the city, with over 200 athletes coming town, along with their friends and family.
The games will be held at Municipal Ballpark, Home of Dakota Community Bank and Trust Field, Aug. 8-15, 2019.