The top power hitters in college baseball will converge on TD Ameritrade Park Omaha for the fifth annual TD Ameritrade College Home Run Derby at 7:30 p.m. CT, on Thursday, July 3, 2014. The family-friendly event, which is produced by Intersport, promises excitement and entertainment and will conclude with the 30 th annual Omaha World-Herald fireworks display. This year’s College Home Run Derby will showcase some of college baseball’s premier sluggers selected from a pool of eligible players who have ranked among the nation’s home run leaders during the 2014 season. The contest will air live on ESPN. Over 23,000 fans filled TD Ameritrade Park Omaha last July to watch Rice University’s Michael Aquino win the College Home Run Derby. “We are thrilled to once again bring the College Home Run Derby to Omaha,” said Katrina Becker, managing director of communications and public affairs for TD Ameritrade. “In our fifth year, we hope that baseball fans and families alike join us at the ballpark for a night of home runs and, thanks to our continued collaboration with the Omaha World-Herald, yet another truly memorable fireworks display.” Rules of PlayThe College Home Run Derby includes three rounds of play: Round 1 featuring all contestants, Round 2 featuring the hitters with the top four scores after Round 1, and Round 3 featuring the top two sluggers after Round 2. In each round, contestants will attempt to hit as many home runs as they can before logging 10 outs, or hits that do not result in a home run. Balls reaching the warning track will not count as an out, giving players another opportunity at bat. Additionally, following the tenth and final out of each at bat, contestants will have an opportunity to hit a home run with the ‘Bonus Ball.’ If successful, the special ball will tack two additional home runs onto the contestant’s total score.
Tickets on Sale NowTickets for the 2014 TD Ameritrade College Home Run Derby are $8 for children (ages 3-12), $12 for adults, or a ‘Family Four-Pack’ for $35, and go on sale Monday, April 28 at 10 a.m. CDT. Tickets may be purchased in-person from the CenturyLink Center arena box offices, by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000, or online at www.Ticketmaster.com. Service fees will apply to those tickets purchased over the phone or online, but not to those purchased in-person.More information, including participating players and other notable participants, will be released in the coming weeks. Follow the TD Ameritrade College Home Run Derby on Facebook and Twitter for the latest event updates and information. For media credentials, please contact Bill Behrns at firstname.lastname@example.org TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation, Intersport and the Omaha World-Herald are separate unaffiliated companies and are not responsible for each other’s services or policies. About TD Ameritrade Holding CorporationMillions of investors and independent registered investment advisors (RIAs) have turned to TD Ameritrade’s (NYSE: AMTD) technology, people and education to help make investing and trading easier to understand and do. Online or over the phone. In a branch or with an independent RIA. First-timer or sophisticated trader. Our clients want to take control, and we help them decide how - bringing Wall Street to Main Street for more than 38 years. An official sponsor of the 2014 and 2016 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams, TD Ameritrade has time and again been recognized as a leader in investment services. Please visit TD Ameritrade's newsroom or www.amtd.com for more information. Brokerage services provided by TD Ameritrade, Inc., member FINRA ( www.FINRA.org) /SIPC ( www.SIPC.org) /NFA ( www.nfa.futures.org) About IntersportSince 1985, Intersport has been an award-winning innovator and leader in the creation of sports and entertainment-based marketing platforms. Intersport creates unique content and experiences for clients that attract and engage passionate audiences through four divisions: Sponsorship & Event Marketing, Sports Properties, Sports & Entertainment Content (for broadcast and digital media), and CelebTV. These experiences range from the ultra-exclusive to the biggest stages in sports and entertainment. Intersport also owns and operates several annual, televised events, including the Under Armour All-America High School Football Game, the College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships, the Hockey City Classic, the All-Star Football Challenge, and the College Home Run Derby. To learn more about Intersport, log on to www.intersportnet.com, like us on Facebook ( www.Facebook.com/IntersportBuzz) or follow us on Twitter ( @IntersportBuzz).