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Former Atlanta Braves players are coming to Auburn June 11-13 as part of “Growing The Game,” an initiative to spread the love of baseball to a new generation of athletes. The Atlanta Braves will be hosting a three-day Braves Country Battle for 40 to 70 plus teams, ages 6-18, for a chance to compete in the Braves Country Championship hosted in the Greater Atlanta area July 9-11. The event is part of a partnership with Auburn-Opelika Tourism.

“We are thrilled to partner with the Atlanta Braves to host the Braves Country Battles,” said Anthony Terling, sports and event development manager at Auburn-Opelika Tourism. “I’m thankful for the efforts of our parks and recreation departments for the work they do to make these events successful. We look forward to welcoming the teams and their families to the Auburn-Opelika area for a great weekend of baseball.”

Braves Country Battles Auburn will feature a Friday night ceremony with a skills competition and a meet-and-greet with Atlanta Braves Alumni. The Braves Country Battles are powered by 17 Tournaments. To learn more about “Growing The Game,” visit

“The Atlanta Braves have developed this series of youth baseball tournaments to focus on providing teams from across Braves Country with a fun, competitive and unforgettable tournament experience, and this is just one aspect of our efforts to grow our game across the Southeast,” said Atlanta Braves President & CEO, Derek Schiller. “We look forward to our partnership with Auburn-Opelika Tourism and to bringing the Braves Country Battles to Auburn.”

 For more information, contact Anthony Terling, sports and event development manager at Auburn-Opelika Tourism, at or 334-203-1261.

 Auburn-Opelika Tourism is a non-profit service organization driving economic impact and improving the quality of life in our community through tourism and travel. To learn more about Auburn-Opelika Tourism, visit