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World Series Tournaments, Inc. to hold West Virginia Night at the DICK'S Sporting Goods PONY League World Series

WASHINGTON, Pennsylvania (Aug. 6) - World Series Tournaments, Inc. is proud to announce its first ever West Virginia Night at the DICK'S Sporting Goods PONY League World Series. Thanks to our partnership with West Virginia Radio Corp. and Pikewood Sports, we invite all those from the great state of West Virginia to have some fun and enjoy a great night of baseball, and celebrate Mascot Night and Pirates Night with us.

Watch the 2016 DICK'S Sporting Goods PONY League World Series Skills Competition on Facebook Live and Periscope



Can't make it out to Lew Hays PONY Field in Washington, Pennsylvania tomorrow for the annual Skills Competition presented by the Observer-Reporter? Don't worry, we have you covered. Tune in to our official Facebook and Twitter accounts at 11 a.m. (ET/US), as we will be streaming the event live on Facebook Live and Periscope.

Watch as 20 of the World Series teams' best hitters watch balls take orbit, as they try to blast as many out of Lew Hays PONY Field as possible. Before the Homerun Derby finals, each team will send its fastest runner to the plate to be timed scorching the bases from home to home. 

Click here for more details about the event, and don't miss it for the world.

World Series Tournaments, Inc. to hold first ever Fan Fest at DICK'S Sporting Goods Washington

WASHINGTON, Pennsylvania (Aug. 2) - World Series Tournaments, Inc. is proud to announce that it is holding its first ever
Fan Fest at DICK'S Sporting Goods in Washington to formally kick off the 2016 DICK'S Sporting Goods PONY League World Series. Admission is free and open to the public.

- Meet the participating teams
- Enjoy a snow cone from Kona Ice
- Participate in games and photo opportunities 
- Interact with the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Pirate Parrot, Bucco Brigade and more
- Witness 93.7 The Fan's remote broadcast from DICK'S Sporting Goods
- Giveaways included

Where: DICK'S Sporting Goods Washington
(347 Washington Rd, Washington, PA 15301)
When: 4-8 p.m.

MLB.com to stream the 2016 DICK'S Sporting Goods PONY League World Series games



WASHINGTON, Pennsylvania (July 31) - For the second year in a row, the entire 17-19 game DICK'S Sporting Goods PONY League World Series video package will be produced by Pikewood Sports. All games will be available and powered by MLB.com's industry-leading live streaming technology through a partnership with Major League Baseball. All games will be accessible across MLB.com's online and mobile platforms. You can find links to the MLB.com stream on plws.org, pony.org and the observer-reporter.com.

The live video stream will include the WJPA Radio play-by-play broadcast. For more than 60 years, WJPA-AM (1450) has carried World Series action live from Lew Hays PONY Field in Washington Park. Mark Uriah, the "Voice of the World Series" for more than 30 years, will be joined by Lanny Frattare and Randy Fore for the call of the action.

In addition, Stat Broadcast live scoring, a scoreboard page with gamecasts, box scores and full statistics will be accessible under Event Info on plws.org all World Series long. Follow @plws2016 for inning-by-inning updates that include video. Read the game stories following the action written by the Observer-Reporter sports team, and track the Bracket page under Event Info for official plws.org game recap stories.


WPNT - 22 The Point to broadcast two games in the Pittsburgh region



WASHINGTON, Pennsylvania (July 28) - World Series Tournaments, Inc. is proud to announce a partnership with Sinclair Broadcast Group's WPNT - 22 The Point. Under the partnership, WPNT will broadcast two games of the 2016 DICK'S Sporting Goods PONY League World Series: Game #5 Saturday, Aug. 6 and the Championship Game Wednesday Aug. 10.
Game #5 is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. (EDT), while the Championship Game is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

In Game #5, Chinese Taipei begins its title defense against the winner of Game #1, which pits
Mexico Champion Los Mochis, Sinaloa versus Caribbean Zone Champion Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Below is a list of cable and satellite providers, so you can easily find WPNT's channel.

Provider                              SD           HD

Armstrong                          22           105

Atlantic Broadband          8            707

Blue Devil                              9            n/a

Laurel Highlands               n/a         422

Citizens                                 12           812

Comcast                                10           812

Consolidated Comm.     10           710

DirecTV                                22             22

Dish Network                    22             22

Shentel                                  7            207

Time Warner                      22           1022

Verizon                                10           510

DICK’S Sporting Goods PONY League World Series announces national television network media partnership

Washington, Pennsylvania (July 27) – The world will be watching Washington, Pennsylvania and the 2016 DICK’S Sporting Goods PONY League World Series August 5-10 thanks to a proud announcement that the tournament will now reach more households than ever before. 

"Today, we're announcing a two-year agreement with Sinclair Networks Group to televise every game of the PONY League World Series on the American Sports Network (ASN)," said Bob Gregg, President of World Series Tournaments, Inc. "This agreement, which begins with this year's tournament, represents a significant addition to the DICK'S Sporting Goods PONY League World Series multi-media coverage." 



Doron Gorshein, COO American Sports Network added: “PONY Baseball is a long standing and positive youth sports organization in communities across America, so it was an easy decision to enter into this relationship to bring coverage of the DICK'S Sporting Goods PONY League World Series to our viewers. The World Series aligns with ASN’s vision of providing a platform for competitive and relevant sports events in communities across America that will showcase the determination and pure love of the game that these kids have. We look forward to a mutually-beneficial relationship as both the World Series and ASN continue to grow.” 

ASN airs live sports programming across stations owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group and will distribute DICK'S Sporting Goods PONY League World Series games to ASN’s dedicated affiliates in 22 markets including Pittsburgh (WPNT-DT2), Wilkes Barre/Scranton and Charleston, W.Va.

ASN has also developed an affiliate network of television stations and regional sports networks to increase the potential distribution to more than 60 million households. In addition, Sinclair station WPNT in Pittsburgh (The Point 22) will air two live games during this year’s DICK'S Sporting Goods PONY League World Series--an opening-round game on Saturday, August 6 (5:30 pm) and the World Series championship game on Wednesday, August 10 (7:30 pm).

Participate in our "Spot the Billboard" Instagram contest for a chance to win tickets


Looking for a fun way to win tickets to the 2016 DICK'S Sporting Goods PONY League World Series? Well, play in our "Spot the Billboard" Instagram contest, and you may just be a winner.

Beginning this Wednesday (July 20), the DICK'S Sporting Goods PONY League World Series mobile billboard will be making its way around the region. You must first follow ponyworldseries on Instagram in order to play. Take a picture of the mobile billboard using the hashtag #PLWS2016 for your chance to win. You will have a better chance of winning if you can take your picture with the mobile billboard. The contest begins Wednesday and four winners will be picked Monday, August 1. Each winner will receive two adult series passes, good for every game at this year's DICK'S Sporting Goods PONY League World Series, which begins August 5 at historic Lew Hays PONY Field in Washington.

Want some clues as to where the mobile billboard is going to be?

July 20 - Wednesday
 Market Square in Pittsburgh with 93.7 The Fan at 12/Noon
 Rt. 79 Corridor: Bridgeville, South Fayette, Southpointe and Canonsburg
 7:05 pm - Pirates vs. Brewers

July 21 - Thursday
 Media Day PONY HQ in Washington - 11 AM
 Mon Valley Corridor: Charleroi, Belle Vernon, Rostravor, Jefferson Hills, Pleasant Hills, Baldwin, Whitehall and Carrick.
 7:05 pm - Pirates vs. Brewers

July 22 - Friday
 Cranberry (Cranberry DICK’S Spotting Goods Store), Mars, Wexford, Pine Richland, North Hills and North Side Corridor
 7:05 pm- Pirates vs. Phillies

July 23- Saturday
 Moon Township, Robinson (Robinson DICK’S Sporting Goods Store), Carnegie, Greentree Corridor
 7:05 pm- Pirates vs. Phillies


July 24 - Sunday
 Pittsburgh – Downtown/South Side/Strip District/Pitt Campus/Duquesne Campus
 1:35 pm- Pirates vs. Phillies

July 26 - Tuesday
 Route 19 Corridor South Strabane (DICK’S Washington Store)
 North Strabane/Peters Township/Upper St. Clair (DICK’S South Hills Village Store)
  Mt Lebanon/Dormont, Brookline and Beechview Communities
 7:05 pm- Pirates vs. Mariners

July 27 - Wednesday
Market Square in Pittsburgh with 93.7 The Fan at 12/Noon
 Pittsburgh – Downtown/South Side/Strip District/Pitt Campus/Duquesne Campus
 7:05 pm- Pirates vs. Mariners

July 30 - Saturday
 Steelers Training Camp in Latrobe, Pennsylvania (Saint Vincent College Campus)

July 31 - Sunday
 Steelers Training Camp in Latrobe, Pennsylvania (Saint Vincent College Campus)

August 3 - Wednesday
 Wheeling/Triadelphia Shopping Center
 Washington Crown Center
 WVU/Morgantown and a WV Black Bears Game

August 4 - Thursday
 DSGPLWS Kick-off Event (Washington DICK'S Sporting Goods)
 City of Washington Farmers Market Pavilion

August 5 - Friday
 Three Rivers Regatta
 7:05 pm- Pirates vs. Reds

World Series Tournaments, Inc. and PONY Baseball and Softball will have a ton of announcements regarding the 2016 DICK'S Sporting Goods PONY League World Series at Media Day this Thursday afternoon at PONY's International Headquarters in Washington, Pennsylvania. Tune in to the event on our Facebook and Twitter, as Media Day will be live streamed via Facebook Live and Periscope beginning just before 12:30 p.m. (ET/US).

World Series Tournaments, Inc. unveils new Instagram & Snapchat for
the 2016 DICK'S Sporting Goods PONY League World Series




WASHINGTON, Pa. (July 7) - World Series Tournaments, Inc. (WSTI) is proud to unveil two new additions to its social media platform for the 2016 DICK'S Sporting Goods PONY League World Series (DSG PLWS). You can now find the DSG PLWS
on Instagram and Snapchat by the following username: ponyworldseries.

WSTI's social media team will be following all of the action on and off the field during the DSG PLWS for your pleasure to follow on both Instagram and Snapchat. Additionally, WSTI will use these programs for contests prior to the start of the tournament and during
the six-day event with opportunities to win prizes, so make sure to follow. 

Stay up to date with the DSG PLWS by following our Event Schedule, as well as any other announcements by WSTI on plws.org.

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The DICK’S Sporting Goods PONY League World Series launches new-look website for increased international appeal

WASHINGTON, Pa. (May 24) - World Series Tournaments, Inc. (WSTI) is proud to announce the unveiling of a brand new, state-of-the-art website. Powered by DICK’S Sporting Goods’ partner Blue Sombrero, the site has a multitude of new features for fans of the World Series, both young and old.

Participating World Series teams can use the site as an information hub in advance of the 2016 DICK’S Sporting Goods PONY League World Series (DSGPLWS). The newest website feature is a translate function in the top, right hand corner of the Home page. This translate function will allow viewers of the site to translate plws.org into 103 different languages, as they so choose. The DSGPLWS annually host teams from all over the world, after they qualify from PONY’s Europe, Mexico, Caribbean and Asia-Pacific Zones.

In 2015, plws.org witnessed record web traffic from international viewers, thanks mainly to WSTI’s partnership with Pikewood Sports and MLB.com to stream the DSGPLWS online. Namely, fans from Austria, Taiwan, Puerto Rico and Mexico visited plws.org most often because participating teams from those nations were represented, but fans from as far as Australia, Greece, the Bahamas, Brazil and China all tuned in to the DSGPLWS.

 On plws.org, fans can learn more about the event’s past, present and future and purchase tickets through our online ticketing partner ShowClix. Also, there are menus for any and all parties interested in corporate sponsorship or booster club opportunities. A DSGPLWS spirit shop is also coming soon thanks to DICK’S Sporting Goods, so fans can purchase attire online, along with at Lew Hays PONY Field during the tournament.

 Brand new to the new plws.org is the “History” tab, in which followers can look up scores of every PONY League World Series game. They can also check on the current World Series records, view the list of all-time champions, and visit the PLWS Museum, with memorabilia dating back to the 1950s. Under the “Year-by-Year Archives” tab, viewers can find game stories, stats, photos and full game broadcast links to games dating back as far as 2010. While the “Watch Live” page will be utilized for the 2016 DSGPLWS stream through MLB.com, it currently has every link to every game played at last year’s tournament.

 Make sure to follow all the announcements from WSTI on plws.org in anticipation of the 2016 DSGPLWS, which is scheduled for Aug. 5-10 at historic Lew Hays PONY Field in Washington, Pa. Also, Like PONY World Series on Facebook and Follow @plws2016 on Twitter. We will also have exciting news to announce later this summer in regards to expansion of our social media.

 About Blue Sombrero

Founded in 2002 by a passionate sports administrator, he knew there had to be a better way to organize and manage his sports camps. 13 years later, Blue Sombrero’s partners come from all over the U.S., and are represented by many different organizations within youth sports. Blue Sombrero has thousands of partner organizations across all 50 states. Blue Sombrero’s passion for youth sports is evident in all that they do. Blue Sombrero takes pride in providing the best service in the industry, and is always improving with ongoing feature enhancements and upgrades. Blue Sombrero’s team stands behind their software 100 percent. Blue Sombrero understands that they provide mission-critical software and they back that with an unrelenting commitment to excellent customer service.

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