The Ripken Experience to host team from Australia for second year in a row

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF)- The Ripken Experience announced Tuesday that they will play host to the Victoria Kangaroos baseball team, all the way from Melbourne, Australia.

This is the second time The Kangaroos will be participating in the tournament and continue to be the team that has traveled the farthest to compete.

The annual summer tournament lasts from June 9th-June 14th, 2013. Bobby Holland, the general manager of The Ripken Experience says the team is a pleasure to work with.

"The Kangaroos competed here last summer, during our High Tide tournament, and they were an absolute pleasure to be around...Not only is this a great opportunity for the other teams here that week to face International competition, but also The Kangaroos displayed unprecedented sportsmanship during the tournament. They are the epitome of what travel baseball and good sportsmanship is all about."

The Ripken Experience is also searching for families to play "host" and help accommodate the players and serve as "ambassadors" to them during their trip here to Myrtle Beach.

Those interested in becoming a host family, or ambassador for The Kangaroos, please contact The Ripken Experience General Manager Bobby Holland at 843-213-2705 or

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