B.A.T. (Baseball Assistance Team) To Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell

ADVISORY, Jan. 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

B.A.T. (Baseball Assistance Team), a charitable organization formed in 1986 by a group of former Major League Baseball Players to help members of the baseball family who are in need of assistance with no place to turn, will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square. B.A.T. is hosting the 24 th annual "Going to Bat for B.A.T. Fundraising Dinner" on Tuesday, January 22 nd at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square, honoring legendary Baseball Hall of Famer, Yogi Berra.

In honor of the occasion, Steven Garvey, B.A.T. Board Member and Former Major League Baseball Player, will ring the Closing Bell.

Where:

NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43 rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio

When:

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 – 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

Contact : Jan Goldman (516) 238-7819 (516) 873-8587 trafficmanjan@verizon.net

NASDAQ MarketSite: Jen Knapp (212) 401-8916 Jennifer.knapp@nasdaqomx.com

Feed Information:

*As of January 7, 2013 the Ceremony feeds will be in HD 1080i.

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Webcast:

A live webcast of the NASDAQ Closing Bell will be available at: http://www.nasdaq.com/about/marketsitetowervideo.asx .

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About the Baseball Assistance Team:

B.A.T. was founded in 1986 by former Commissioner Peter Ueberroth, a group of former players and Major League Baseball. The organization is dedicated to assisting members of the Baseball Family through financial grants, healthcare programs and rehabilitative counseling. More than $28 million in grants have been awarded, to date, benefiting more than 3,000 members of the Baseball Family who are in need of assistance. All aid provided by B.A.T. is strictly confidential allowing those in the need to receive help discreetly.

In addition to assisting former Major League players, B.A.T. also offers support to former Major League managers, coaches, scouts, umpires, athletic trainers, front office personnel, Minor League Baseball players and personnel, Negro Leagues players, players from the Women's Professional Baseball League, and spouses and children.

Entering its 28th year, B.A.T. is a 501-(c) 3 charity and a unique organization within the sports industry. Through charitable contributions from corporations, foundations and individuals, B.A.T. strives to provide a means of support to people with financial, medical or psychological burdens.

For more information about B.A.T., to purchase tickets for the Dinner on January 22 nd at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square, or to make a donation, please call 212-931-7821 or visit: BaseballAssistanceTeam.com.

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