The 2013 All-Star Game to be party in Ronchi dei Legionari

The New Black Panthers organization, in collaboration with FIBS and the “Comitato Regionale Friuli Venezia Giulia”, will be putting on the third annual IBL All-Star Game that will be played at the “Gaspardis” stadium in Ronchi dei Legionari on July 6th with a game time of 9:00 pm (local time).

The game will feature the Italian National team (coached by Marco Mazzieri) and a selection of All-Stars (coached by San Marino’s manager, Doriano Bindi) that will be voted in by the public on It should be an exciting week in Ronchi, full of baseball and other special events.

It all kicks off on Friday the 5th with an Old-Timers game scheduled to begin at 8:00 pm. The game will be followed by a musical performance that will feature DJ Zippo and his international dance music.

The action returns to the field on Saturday the 6th with the Mine Home Run Derby contest that will feature three sluggers on both teams. The six selected athletes will go at it head to head, with the winner being crowned as the Home Run Derby Champ. Immediately following the Home Run contest both teams will take the field for the 3rd annual All-Star game (9:00 pm game time). The events will feature an Acrobatic Dance performance by the Italian Cheerleading Federation as well as the recognition of the Italian Army and the Harley Davidson Club.

The All-Star voting begins on the June 5th and closes on the 22nd, don’t forget to cast you ballot for your favorite athletes on Tickets for the events can already be purchased online by simply visiting the FIBSShop. During the event, with contributions by Mizuno and other partners, the New Black Panthers Baseball Club has decided to raise awareness and funds for the organization, San Lorenzo Caritas di Ronchi.