Cleveland Indians Charities to host High School Hardball Classic, April 16 at Progressive Field

Eight local teams to take part in 16th annual event benefiting Cleveland Indians Charities

CLEVELAND, OH — The 16th annual Cleveland Indians Charities (CIC) High School Hardball Classic, presented by Nike, featuring eight area high school baseball teams, will be played at Progressive Field on Friday, April 16. This year’s participating teams include Avon Lake, Kenston, Fairview Park, Chardon, Bay Village, Benedictine, St. Edwards and Chagrin Falls.

This year’s schedule:

  • 12:30 p.m. Avon Lake vs. Kenston
  • 3:00 p.m. Fairview Park vs. Chardon
  • 5:30 p.m. Bay Village vs. Benedictine
  • 8:00 p.m. St. Edward vs. Chagrin Falls

Tickets for the 2021 Hardball Classic are being sold by each participating high school and benefits Cleveland Indians Charities. Tickets will not be available for purchase at Progressive Field on April 16.

Established in 1989, Cleveland Indians Charities is a self-sustaining charitable organization built on community values. CIC focuses on developing creative and meaningful partnerships with select organizations in the community. Through fundraising, CIC provides the opportunity to jointly prepare youth for success, improve the quality of youth baseball and softball, and create a sustainable plan for youth baseball and softball. Various CIC programs help young people learn to play the game of baseball, develop necessary life skills and develop confidence to face today’s hurdles.

Through the years, CIC has raised money at a variety of fundraising events and is aided by the generosity of donors including Cleveland Indians players, coaches, fans, front office personnel and corporate partners. Since 1989, CIC has donated more than $10 million to youth-oriented agencies and organizations of Northeast Ohio.


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