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Join nearly 1,000 Little Leaguers for Grand Opening of new Viera Community "Diamond!"

Dedication of "Viera Hospital Field" will take place Saturday, March 6

Who:

Approx. 1,000 Little League & HS Players, plus members of the Viera High School Baseball Team, plus Members of the MLB Washington Nationals Team

What:

Opening Pitch & Dedication of the new "Viera Hospital Field"

Where:

Viera Regional Park, 2300 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera. Baseball field is toward the rear of the park

When:

Saturday, March 6, 9:30 am

ROCKLEDGE, FL - Nearly 1,000 children representing Viera/Suntree Little League and Viera High School Varsity & JV baseball teams, their parents, members of the Major League Baseball team the Washington Nationals, Little League officials, and the new leadership of Health First's Viera Hospital (scheduled to open in 2011) will dedicate the new "Viera Hospital Field" during a special opening ceremony on Saturday, March 6, 9:30am.

The field, which has undergone a major renovation including the construction of new dug-outs will be officially dedicated as nearly 1,000 Little League players who will use the field crowd around home plate to watch the ceremonial first pitch.

Improvements were funded by Health First's Viera Hospital, which is scheduled to open next year. Viera Hospital President Chris Kennedy will throw out the opening pitch. "We're excited about being able to provide these Little Leaguers with a brand-new field on which to play," said Kennedy. "We may not be opening our hospital doors until next year, but being good community neighbors here in Viera doesn't have to wait until then."

Upon completion, Viera Hospital will be a 100-bed, acute-care, not-for-profit hospital that offers residents in the Viera/Suntree vicinity a comprehensive range of healthcare services.

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To get to Viera Hospital Field: From I-95 take Wickham Road Exit 191 and go West 0.5 miles on Wickham Road, then turn right at the traffic circle onto Lake Andrews Drive and go two more miles to Judge Fran Jamieson Way, then turn right.

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