Sports Picks Figures Given Away During Dare to Dream Events
Friday, April 22, 2005

Mizuno USA brings America's favorite pastimes -- baseball and softball -- to communities across the country through the "Dare To Dream" Tour. This mobile baseball/softball workshop visits youth fields, major league stadiums, community baseball parks and sporting goods retailers. Baseball and softball fans of all ages will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of tour exhibits and, at selected locations, experience the art of glove craftsmanship as well as meet their favorite Major League Baseball stars.

Mizuno's "Dare to Dream" Tour van is a mobile exhibit. Some of the same equipment that's used by Major League All-Stars such as Miguel Tejada and Chipper Jones, and Team USA Olympic softball stars Jennie Finch and Natasha Watley, will be available to see, touch and try out first hand!

Each "Dare To Dream" Tour van travels the country year-round, giving thousands of players the opportunity to get an up close and personal look at the latest innovations in baseball and softball equipment and to experience all the "Dare To Dream" Tour has to offer.

Mizuno and McFarlane Toys have partnered up to give fans the opportunity to win McFarlane Toys Sports Picks baseball figures at all of the "Dare To Dream" Tour stops. The Sports Picks figures feature athletes who use Mizuno gear.

Please note that only states with upcoming scheduled events are listed here but check back on as new events are posted frequently:

Madison, WI
April 23, 2005
Edgewood College Little League Baseball Camp Day

Liberty Park - Sterling Heights, MI
April 29-May 1, 2005
North Star Fastpitch Classic

Euless, TX
May 5, 2005
Envy Launch

Kenosha, WI
May 6-7, 2005
Triple Crown Sports - Kenosha Qualifier

Garland, TX
May 27, 2005
Memorial Classic

Northville, MI
June 4-5, 2005
Ivor James Memorial Classic

Mckinney, TX
June 10, 2005
Machine Pitch Nationals

Columbus, OH
June 11-12, 2005
Mizuno All Ohio HS Prospect Series

Omaha, NE
June 16, 2005
College World Series

Euless, TX
June 25, 2005
CTS Event

Westminster, CO
June 27, 2005
Sparkler Fastpitch Tournament

Shawnee, KS
July 9, 2005
Hooters/Mizuno Slowpitch Tournament

Overland Park, KS
July 10, 2005
USSSA 12U Baseball World Series

Dallas, TX
July 24, 2005
13U A & B Fastpitch Nationals

San Antonio, TX
Aug. 1, 2005
ASA Girls 10U

Mckinney, TX
Aug. 6, 2005
Men's B & C State Championships

New Braufnels, TX
Aug. 13, 2005
5th Annual Schlitterbaun Fastpitch Tournament

Euless, TX
Sept. 3, 2005
Texas Legends NIT

Garland, TX
Sept. 10, 2005
2nd Annual GSA Mixed NIT

Calencro, LA
Sept. 23, 2005
USSSA Men's E World Tournament

Boerne, TX
Nov. 11, 2005
Boerne Super Series Baseball