Batting cages are set to be installed sometime this spring on the empty lot at the intersection of 19th and C streets NE beside Eliot-Hine Middle School. Events DC, which manages the land, partnered with Capitol Hill Little League to install the cages. Capitol Hill Little League offers baseball and softball instruction for D.C. children age 6-16.
Events DC president and CEO Gregory O’Dell said that the cages are part of an effort to find short-term uses for the area around RFK Stadium while Events DC explores permanent redevelopment options.
“Events DC is excited to partner with Capitol Hill Little League, enabling us to enhance community and family-friendly programming on the RFK Stadium-Armory Campus,” he said. “We look forward to welcoming the batting cages this spring for District residents and our city’s youth to benefit.”
The cages are slated be open year-round for Little League practice and community use.
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The Washington Nationals will supply uniform shirts and caps to all Capitol Hill Little League players this season, the youth teams announced. The gear will feature the big W, as well as the usual set of Hill sponsors.
Children age 6 to 14 can still be registered for baseball and softball teams. The deadline is Feb. 13 for the Juniors and Intermediate teams (age 12-14), Feb. 20 for the Majors (age 11-12) and Feb. 27 for all other divisions.
In 2014, more than 500 kids played in CHLL teams open to Capitol Hill, Hill East, Navy Yard and Southwest residents.
Opening day is March 28. For more information, see the league’s website.
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