About the Event

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Taking place in Washington Park at historic Lew Hays PONY Field from Aug. 11-16, the DICK'S Sporting Goods PONY League World Series welcomes 10 teams composed of 13-14-year-old players from around the globe.

Washington Park_PONY League World Series

PONY Baseball and Softball™ began with the organization of the Pony League in Washington, PA in the summer of 1951. This was a transition league for 13-year-old and 14-year-old players designed to take graduates of Little League baseball from that diamond to the regulation size diamond. The growth of Pony League, primarily by word of mouth, was rapid, and by the end of the second season, 1952, the original six teams in Washington were joined by 505 others in 106 leagues around the country. A national tournament was conducted, and the first Pony League World Series was held that year.

PONY League World Series

With teams from Germany, Nicaragua, Mexico, Japan and more to be named soon, this annual tournament is one of Washington County’s most electrifying events, and is a great outing for sports fans of any age. The daily admission is $8 for adults and $5 for children under 14.

Where to Stay

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George Washington Hotel

If you’re planning on attending the entire tournament or just one game, Washington County offers some grand slam lodging options. Checkout our nearby recommendations.

Where to Eat

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The Lab at Armens Barrels

If you’re looking to eat something besides hotdogs and popcorn at the ballpark all week, there is no need to travel far. With options only blocks away, there are dining options for every taste and budget.

  • The Luxury Box Sports Bar and Grille — a local sports bar and grille offering award-winning wings, draft beers and more than a dozen TVs for watching your favorite teams
  • Ala Maria’s — a small, family-owned Italian eatery offering gnocchi, ravioli, lasagna, soups and more
  • Krency’s Ice Cream — a local favorite for more than 50 years that offers diner-like sandwiches, ice cream, cookies and more
  • The Lab at Armen’s Barrels — an upscale restaurant that offers contemporary dishes, alongside a working barrelhouse, distillery and winery

Other Activities

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Bradford House Museum

If you need a break from the action on the diamond, Washington County has activities for all ages. Here are some nearby options in case you don’t want to be far from the tournament action.