CENTER, Texas (June 8, 2018) – The City of Center and Center Youth Baseball are excited
to announce the 2018 Dixie Regional World Series will be hosted in Center from Friday, July 20
through Monday, July 23.
Last October, the City Council created a committee to start the process of soliciting the World
Series. Unlike the other baseball tournaments hosted, the bid is not a financial commitment,
but rather what can the community offer during the event. The World Series is hosted by larger
cities across Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. “This truly is a great opportunity to
showcase our town to others who would normally not have a reason to visit Center,” said Center
Mayor David Chadwick. “This is quite an accomplishment for our community and the committee
to secure such a significant event for a town our size.”
“The Regional World Series consists of 35-40 teams from the South,” explained Center
Recreation Director Jason Mitchell. “Center will be allowed to have a host team in each division
and this also gives our players some great exposure to another level of competition.”
“We really want these families and teams to have a great experience in Center and we need
community support to represent ourselves well,” Chadwick continued. There will be volunteer
opportunities during the World Series, including staffing the tournament. “We also need host
families to show hospitality to our out-of-town visitors.” Lastly, there are sponsorship
opportunities for local businesses during the tournament. The deadline for sponsors to get their
ads in the tournament book is July 1.
To facilitate communication and information, the World Series will have a mobile app. Simply
download the Attendify app and search for 2018DYB to stay current on this event.
Anyone interested in sponsoring, staffing the tournament, or being a host family should visit the