Friday, February 6, 2009

Post 295 Welcomes Poolesville to Our American Legion Baseball Program

The 2008 American Legion Maryland Champions is please to announce that the Poolesville High School Cluster has been added to our assigned schools for American Legion Baseball. The other schools include Northwest High School, Quince Orchard High School and Seneca Valley High School.

What that means is that any baseball player living in the Poolesville area and born after Jan 1, 1990 is eligible to play American Legion Baseball for Gaithersburg Post 295. Private school students living in the area, who would otherwise attend Poolesville, are also eligible.

Gaithersburg Post 295’s baseball team has been a powerhouse over the last several years. In 2008 Gaithersburg Post 295 won the Montgomery County Title for the 5th time in the last six years and won the Maryland State Championship for the 3rd time in five years.

Gaithersburg Post 295 will be hosting the 2009 American Legion Maryland State Tournament at Shipley Field on the University of Maryland beginning on July 26th. Gaithersburg Post 295 will open their title defense with a 7pm start on the 26th.

Since 1983, The American Legion, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Post 295 has sponsored a youth baseball program, playing as Gaithersburg Post 295. During these past three decades, hundreds of young players have enjoyed playing baseball. American Legion Post 295 and their more than 500 members have raised thousands of dollars each year for players to learn the importance of teamwork, discipline, leadership and good sportsmanship. American Legion Post 295 sponsors American Legion Baseball to give players an opportunity to develop their skills, personal fitness, and leadership qualities and to have fun.

Players interested in playing American Legion Baseball need to contact Gaithersburg Post 295 Manager Rick Price at 301-990-0112. Sign-ups have already occurred before this change was announced.

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