ORLANDO, Fla. (June 28, 2016) – More than 1,000 athletes from across the country competed for a national title at the AAU Grand National Championships throughout the last two weeks in Central Florida.
The 13-day, two-part event kicked off with two Opening Ceremonies – on June 13 and June 19 – featuring pin trading, a Parade of Teams, live entertainment, a speech from 2016 World Series MVP David Eckstein and fireworks hosted by the world-class Disney Entertainment.
The real fun began as 69 teams from ages 9 to 13 went head-to-head for a national championship at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort.
The first national baseball event of the summer, the AAU Grand National Championships is followed by AAU National Championships in July (Sarasota, Fla.) and AAU International World Championships in August (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.).
The 2016 AAU national champions include:
9U: East Cobb Astros
10U: SBA Canes
11U Diamond: Florida Pokers
11U Gold: Georgia Bombers
12U: Puerto Rico Bayas
13U Diamond: Florida Redhawks
13U Gold: South Forsyth Giants
For more information about AAU Baseball, visit www.aaubaseball.org. You can also follow AAU Baseball on Twitter at @AAU_Baseball and Facebook at www.facebook.com/aaubaseball.
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Week 2 Photos: http://bit.ly/290z1xj
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