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CON3 brings international baseball and softball ambassadors to Italy

Federazione Italiana Baseball and Softball (FIBS) announced the CON3  2019, the single most important coaches, umpires, and scorers convention in Europe. Held at the ultra-chic PalaRiccione Conference Center with its splendid Palazzo dei Congressi in the seaside resort town of Riccione (Emilia Romagna) from January 25-27, 2019, CON3 represents the unification of what would be the 34th annual Coach Convention, the 15th annual Umpire Convention and the 13th annual Scorer Convention at one central location.

In collaboration with the Italian American Baseball Foundation and the Italian Baseball Softball Players Association (IBSPA), special guest speakers list includes an incredible number of sport stars. Above all former Team Italy pitcher and MLB fan favorite Jason Grilli. He will be joined by his father, Steve Grilli, who spent eleven seasons playing professional baseball (including six seasons in MLB) and currently coaches Little League in the New York area. Other VIPs scheduled to appear include: Team Italy coach and Toronto Blue Jays scout Sal Butera; Ron Wolforth, author and creator of the Prolific Thrower program as well as owner of the infamous Texas Baseball Ranch; Nikki Palmer, softball head coach at the University of California, Riverside; Danielle Spaulding, softball assistant coach at California State University, Long Beach; CNA Chairman Pierfranco Leone; WBSC Arbitration Commission Director Gustavo “Gus” Rodriguez; CNC representative Anna Maria Paini; and head technician Fabio Borselli.

Advance tickets can be obtained by clicking HERE. Early bird tickets are available through December 15, 2018 for 20 euros. Tickets are available through January 15, 2019 for 30 euros before going up in price to 40 euros before January 25, 2019. Tickets will also be available at the door for 50 euros. For more information, email convention@fibs.it Forza #Italia! #LetsMakeItHappen

by Roberto Angotti