On Sunday, July 10, Sea Isle City’s Division of Recreation will host the 2016 Philadelphia Phillies Home Run Derby at Dealy Field, located at 59th Street and Central Avenue. The annual competition, which is open to boys and girls, ages 7-12, is a great opportunity for young athletes to display their batting skills – and win prizes.
Registration for this free event will take place on the day of the Home Run Derby beginning at 12 noon for girls (age 7-12) and boys (age 9-10). Registration for boys (ages 7-8 and 11-12) will begin at 1:30 p.m. The Homerun Derby’s rain date is Sunday, July 17.
During the Home Run Derby, participants will swing at balls thrown from an automatic pitching machine. Afterwards, prizes will be awarded by age and gender to the derby’s top performers. The winners of the July 10 Home Run Derby will have the opportunity to advance to the next level of competition – and hopefully also make it to the Championships later this year at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia.