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American DivisionNational Division
Perry County, PA (MAR) Bemidji, MN (MWP) Washington Park, RI (NER) Palm Beach Gardens, FL (SER)
Dumas, AR (SWR) Boise, ID (PNW) Crown Point, IN (OVR) Bakersfield, CA (PSW)
Ocala, FL (HOST) West Palm Beach, FL (FL)
Overview

Ocala and Marion County, Florida have the honor of hosting another World Series when ten teams from across the country will participate in the 2016 Cal Ripken Major/60 World Series, August 6-13.

World Series games will be played at the Rotary Sportsplex, a well-manicured 80-acre complex. Owned by the State of Florida and leased to Marion County, the Rotary Sportsplex began with a vision of community leaders to engage youth with an active sports venue. The Sportsplex is home to three leagues, including Cal Ripken, Babe Ruth and Big Sun Youth Soccer.

Ocala and Marion County are the perfect place to relax and explore the best of Florida at your own pace. Here, rolling green pastures lead to crystal springs, gentle rivers and unspoiled lakes, and hundreds of horse farms gallop with thoroughbred natural charm and beauty.

Experience engaging family attractions, fascinating history, captivating museums and unique shopping. Get out and enjoy an endless array of hiking, biking, birding, kayaking and other outdoor activities.

Other family attractions include the world famous Silver Springs attraction, the Ocala Civic Theater, movie theaters, tubing, caving, sun bathing, miniature golf and more. History buffs will enjoy the Appleton Museum of Art and Marion County Museum of History.

Shopping abounds the quaint towns of Dunnellon and McIntosh, with shopping on the Square in downtown Ocala. The Paddock Mall and Market Street offer name brand stores and unique boutiques.

“Ten teams from across the country will participate in the sevenday event,” said Jeff Salamone, President of the Rotary Sportsplex. “The kids and their families will stay in our hotels, eat in our restaurants and visit the many wonderful places to see in Marion County. This is a big deal for our community.”

Marion County Board of County Commissioners Chairman Kathy Bryant agrees. “Marion County is privileged to host the Cal Ripken Major/60 World Series. The Board of County Commissioners is grateful to have this event come back to the Rotary Sportsplex, and we welcome the teams and their families to enjoy all of what our community has to offer.”

Welcome to Ocala and Marion County where you can escape, experience, and explore!



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