When you work for a destination marketing organization, learning about a new attraction, restaurant or event feels like hitting aPhoenix Bats homerun. Such is the case with Phoenix Bats. (Sorry--couldn't help the analogy.)  It's exciting to have something new to share with your visitors--especially when its a factory tour AND something that will appeal to all ages.

The Phoenix Bat Company is a pro-approved wood bat manufacturer tucked away in an industrial park just minutes from the center of Dublin, Ohio. All bats are made on-site, on the most advanced machine used by any manufacturer. In just two minutes, visitors can see a tube of wood turned into a game bat suitable for a big leaguer or an amateur. The company started as a vintage baseball bat maker for players who play by 1860s rules (no glove worn!).  Phoenix now crafts bats for baseball and softball players of all ages, as well as award bats.  They run the most advanced bat making machine of any manufacturer in the world--cutting and sanding a bat in just two minutes! Phoenix Bats are used by pros including young hitting star Billy Butler of the Royals, Miguel Cabrera of the Tigers, and numerous top prospects. They even have a batting cage where people can try out bats! (How cool is that?!)

 Best of all, groups (of four or more) can take a one-hour tour of the facility for just $10/per person--which includes a custom-engraved mini bat.  What a fun thing to do with a Little League team, scout group or tour group--huh?  Wouldn't this make an awesome team building adventure?

So, if you are looking for a fun activity to add to the summer schedule for your family, club or group--check out Phoenix Bats.  Tell 'em your Irish friends sent you.

-Post by Mary