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Stars of National Pro Fastpitch Will Play Ball at Marbles Kids Museum

August 7, 2012 - National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) - Carolina Diamonds News Release

With softball and baseball missing from the Olympics this year, fans in North Carolina have unique opportunities to see Olympic Medalists and women's professional softball in action without traveling to London. The Carolina Diamonds are back home after a two-week road trip to Chicago and Ohio, which boosted the team to third place in the National Pro Fastpitch softball league standings. The Diamonds will make community stops this week as they gear up to face a slew of former Olympians in a series of challenging games against USSSA Florida Pride at Five County Stadium in Zebulon.

WHEN:

Tuesday, Aug. 7 - Carolina Diamonds Community Day

12:30 to 2:30 pm - Marbles Kids Museum

Thursday and Friday, Aug. 9 & 10 - Carolina Diamonds vs. USSSA Florida Pride

WHAT:

Let's Play Ball at Marbles Kids Museum

Families will join the Carolina Diamonds for skills, drills and lots of softball fun. Kids will also enjoy a meet and greet with the players of the local all-star team from the National Pro Fastpitch softball league.

Visit at WakeMed Children's Hospital

Carolina Diamonds will slow down their usual 70 mph pitching game and take time to share their love of the sport with pediatric patients, families, and the employees at WakeMed.

Two Games at Five County Stadium

Triangle and Eastern North Carolina fans can get in on the action Aug. 9 and 10 at Five County Stadium in Zebulon, where the Carolina Diamonds will take on USSSA Florida Pride, a team with an impressive roster of seven former Olympians - Gold Medalists Natasha Watley, Cat Osterman, Jessica Mendoza and Kelly Kretschman; Silver Medalists Caitlin Lowe, Lauren Lappin and Andrea Duran. The Carolina Diamonds players include Canadian Olympian Caitlin Lever; along with College World Series Champions: Katie Burkhart, Annie Lockwood, Amanda Locke and Jazlyn Lunceford. Games are also scheduled for Aug. 11 and 12 in Kannapolis.

WHERE

Marbles Kids Museum - 201 East Hargett St., Raleigh, 27601

Five County Stadium - 1501 N.C. Hwy. 39, Zebulon, 27597

To view the Carolina Diamonds schedule and purchase tickets to an upcoming game, visit www.yourcarolinadiamonds.com .

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