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On behalf of myself and the child for whom I am the legal guardian, I hereby release from liability, discharge, hold harmless, and relinquish and waive any liability of and covenant not to sue LEJ Sports Group, The Scotts Company, Major League Baseball Enterprises, Inc., the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball, Major League Baseball Properties, Inc., the Major League Baseball Clubs, MLB Advanced Media, LP, and each of their successors and assigns, all other Major League Baseball related entities, and all employees, directors, officers, agents, representatives, customers, purchasers and independent contractors of such entities, and the respective Pitch Hit and Run hosting organizations and each of those entities' respective affiliates, subsidiaries, franchises, officers, employees, agents and representatives of each of those entities, from all liability, demands, loses, damages or claims, including without limitation, claims of false endorsement and/or right of publicity and or privacy on my account or on account of the child identified above for whom I am the parent or legal guarding, caused or alleged to be caused in whole orin party by the negligence of the releases or otherwise for any physical or mental injury, aggravation or pre-existing illness or condition, permanent disability or death, property damage or other loss that may be sustained by me or my child in traveling to and from, participating in, or preparing for the Pitch Hit and Run competition. This waver and release of liability should be construed in accordance with the law of the United States and the state of New York applicable to agreements executed in wholly performed therein without regard to any conflict of law provision thereof. I hereby agree that any dispute arising out of or relating to this waiver and Release of Liability shall be instituted and prosecuted in the courts of competent jurisdiction of the state of New York located in New York country and irrevocably submit to the jurisdiction and venue of such courts and waive any right to object to, or challenge the appropriateness of such courts in any respect. I, on behalf of my self and the child for who I am the parent or legal guardian, hereby authorize each of the entities listed above to depict in perpetuity the likeness, image, name, voice, statements, signature, and other indicia of rights of publicity of myself and my child (“images”) the photographic or other works appearing in any and all media now known or hereafter developed for purposes of promoting, advertising, or marketing current or future events relating to baseball and PHR, and I agree that such images may be used for that purpose without notification, permission, or compensation. I hereby certify that my child has not participated in any other 2017 Pitch, Hit and Run local competition and will abide by the rules and regulations of such events, and that the information stated on the entry form above is true. I acknowledge that any violation of the previous statement shall result in immediate disqualification of my child from the event, and I agree that my child and I understand levels of achievement set forth for the Pitch Hit and Run competition, and that he/she does not automatically advance to the Team Championship level upon being declared a Sectional Champion, and that being declared the Team Champion does not automatically mean advancing to the National Finals at the 2017 MLB ALL STAR GAME. I understand that the intent of creating a softball division of PHR is to provide a fair competition with an equal opportunity of advancement for girls. Although my community may have co-ed teams/leagues, for this one day special event I acknowledge that boys participating in PHR will use a baseball and follow the baseball guidelines and girls will use a softball and follow the softball guidelines. By entering this online form, I acknowledge that I have carefully read the information and agree to the terms stated above

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The 2017 Major League Baseball All-Star Game will be the 88th edition of the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. The game will be hosted by the Florida Marlins and played at Marlin Park. It will be televised nationally on Fox.

The Needham event will be Sunday, April 30th.

Needham PHR online registration will be closed as of 6 pm Saturday, April 29th
Registration will be available in person at the event 11 am on Sunday, April 30th

Welcome to the 2017 Major League Baseball © Pitch Hit and Run registration page for Needham, Massachusetts hosted by Smileboston Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry, Needham Baseball and Softball and The Village Club, Needham. Join the 11th Annual Needham Regional Major League Baseball® Pitch Hit and Run competition Sunday, April 30th beginning at 11 AM at DeFazio Field on Dedham Street.

A registration form must be filled out for EACH participant and if the participant is not registered with a NEEDHAM baseball/softball team, they MUST bring a copy of their birth certificate with them to advance to the sectional level. Email laurie@smileboston.com with any questions.

Pictured: Steven Spitz, Smileboston/Jim Rice, Boston Red Sox 2009 HOF/Rick Tacelli, President Needham Baseball and Softball

OVERVIEW

Major League Baseball © PITCH, HIT & RUNtm provides youngsters across the country an opportunity to participate in an exciting baseball/softball skills competition. This national initiative gives boys and girls, ages 7 - 14, the chance to showcase their pitching, hitting and running abilities. Boys and girls compete separately in all levels of competition.

Major League Baseball © PITCH, HIT & RUNtm is intended to encourage youth participation and emphasize the "FUN" element of baseball/softball. Since there is NO registration fee, everyone has the opportunity to participate. Major League Baseball® PITCH, HIT & RUN™ tests three of the most fundamental aspects of baseball/softball - pitching, hitting, and running.

PITCH
Participant is tested throwing strikes to a designated "Strike Zone" target.
HIT
Participant hits a ball off a stationary tee for distance and accuracy.
RUN
Participant is timed, starting from home plate, touching first base then touching second base OR starting from second base, touching third base then touching home plate.

All of the events are individually scored and converted to a total point score through the use of conversion tables. Participants will compete in each of the three components of PITCH, HIT & RUNtm, and accumulate a total score based on his/her performance.

LEVELS OF COMPETITION

Major League Baseball® PITCH, HIT & RUNtm is a national grassroots program that has four levels of competition - Local, Sectional, Team Championship and National Finals.

The first level is of a LOCAL scope. Everyone must participate in a local competition in order to advance to the higher levels. Champions at the local level advance to SECTIONAL Competitions. At this level, the Sectional All-Around Champions become eligible to advance to the TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS, which are held during June in all 30 Major League Baseball © markets. The culmination occurs at the NATIONAL FINALS, held in Marlins Park, Miami, FL at the 2017 MLB™ All-Star Game® on July 11.

HOW TO ADVANCE

Each youngster MUST first participate at a local competition. The 1st Place All-Around, Pitching, Hitting and Running Champions in each age and gender group advance to the Sectional competition.

At the Sectional competition, the youngster must be a 1st Place All-Around Champion in his/her age/gender group in order to become eligible to advance to the Team Championship. The Sectional All-Around Champions' scores are compared with the other Sectional Champions' scores in that respective MLB™ team market. The Top 3 participants in each age and gender group advance to the Team Championship. The Sectional Champion does NOT automatically advance to the Team Championship.

After the Team Championships, the All-Around Champions in each age and gender group are ranked nationally by total score. The champions' scores from all 30 team markets are compared and the top scorers in each age and gender group nationwide advance to the National Finals.

COMPETITION RULES

All participants must provide a copy of a valid birth certificate for age verification at all levels of competition. Each youngster may participate in only one local competition. Competing in more than one local will result in disqualification of that individual. No metal spikes are allowed during any portion of the competition. Use of metal spikes will result in the minimum score. In the event of a tie for the All-Around Champion, the youngster winning more individual events (Pitching, Hitting or Running), among those involved with the tie, will be named the All-Around Champion. If a tie still exists, the youngster with the higher Hitting score among those involved with the tie, will be named the All-Around Champion. If a tie still exists, the Running scores of those involved with the tie will be used to determine the All-Around Champion. There is no tiebreaker in the individual skill events. In the event of threatening weather conditions, cancellations and rescheduling will be determined by the hosting organization at the competition site. Major League Baseball © PITCH, HIT & RUNtm endorses proper conduct and good sportsmanship. Major League Baseball®, LEJ Sports Group and state coordinators and organizers of the Major League Baseball © PITCH, HIT & RUNtm competition reserve the right to make rulings and recommendations regarding the competition events determined to be in the best interest of the program. All rulings and recommendations are final. Participation in the Major League Baseball © PITCH, HIT & RUNtmcompetition authorizes Major League Baseball © and LEJ Sports Group to use participant's name, likeness and other personality rights for promotional use without compensation.