Redbirds Inaugural RBI Invitational Set For June 26

Participants To Golf With Redbirds; Proceeds Benefit Memphis Redbirds Foundation

By Memphis Redbirds | February 22, 2013 6:07 AM ET

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The Memphis Redbirds Baseball Foundation is proud to announce the Inaugural 2013 Redbirds RBI Invitational golf outing this summer on Wednesday, June 26 at TPC Southwind, matching current Redbirds players with participants during an 18-hole golf tournament scramble. All tournament proceeds will benefit the Foundation's RBI (Reviving Baseball In The Inner City) Program

"We're very excited about the upcoming RBI Invitational," said Foundation chairman Ray Pohlman. "Proceeds from this inaugural event allow the Memphis Redbirds Baseball Foundation to continue our mission of providing baseball within the inner city of Memphis while giving back to the community."

Consisting of a scramble format, the RBI Invitational will feature a 12:00 p.m. registration, silent auction, and driving range accessibility followed by a 1:00 p.m. shotgun start. Teams for the Wednesday tournament will be comprised of foursomes, while select three-person teams will be partnered with a current Redbirds player to create four-person groups.

Team registration begins on Monday, April 1, and is limited to 15 foursomes.

Each team's registration package includes a round of golf, green fees and cart, complimentary food and beverages, Invitational gift bag, and opportunity to meet, mingle, and golf with members of the Memphis Redbirds.

Five levels of sponsorship opportunities are available. Sponsoring companies will receive event recognition and prominent exposure, placement of company name and logo on select signage and tee gifts, opportunity to golf with Redbirds players, and invitation to enjoy a post-outing Reception Party in a luxury suite during the Redbirds' game on Friday, June 28.

Each year, the RBI program offers a safe, summer activity for inner-city children in the Memphis area by providing baseball instruction, uniforms, equipment and meals to participants, as well as tickets to watch the Redbirds play at AutoZone Park. Approximately 1,100 Memphis-area youth participated and several RBI alumni returned to coach in 2012.

For more information and questions regarding sponsorship involvement, please contact Kellie Grabert at (901) 722-0281 or

About Memphis Redbirds Baseball Foundation: The Memphis Redbirds Baseball Foundation is the first and only not-for-profit charitable organization in the United States to own and operate a professional baseball franchise, the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds. AutoZone Park - the finest ballpark ever built in the United States below the Major League level - is the home of the Redbirds and has served as the cornerstone of development in downtown Memphis. Incorporating the Memphis Redbirds as not-for-profit entity allows the community to own the team and facility. For the first time in history, Mid-South residents, corporate leaders and baseball fans are able to give back to the community - and at the same time enjoy first class entertainment - by supporting Memphis Redbirds Baseball.

About Global Spectrum: Global Spectrum ( manages the Memphis Redbirds, as well as more than 100 other public assembly facilities around the world. Nearly 20-million people attended more than 11,000 events in Global Spectrum venues last year. Based in Philadelphia, PA, Global Spectrum is part of Comcast-Spectacor, one of the world's largest sports and entertainment companies. Comcast-Spectacor also owns the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League, Ovations Food Services, a food and beverage services provider, New Era Tickets, a full-service ticketing and marketing product for public assembly facilities, Paciolan, the leading provider of venue establishment ticketing, fundraising and marketing technology solutions, Front Row Marketing Services, a commercial rights sales company, and Flyers Skate Zone, a series of community ice skating rinks.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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