MANCHESTER - The Manchester office of Merrill Lynch has stepped up to the plate and sponsored a new Manchester Youth Baseball division. The 13 and under Empire State League now includes the MYB 'Bulls' coached by Chris Mayne, Dan Mulroy and Pete Cottrell.

"I'm very excited to sponsor this newly formed team for Manchester Youth Baseball. Young people learn so many important life lessons participating in sports. It builds character and instills values that serve them well throughout life," said Beth Alden of the local Merrill Lynch office.

To learn more about Manchester Youth Baseball programs and to follow all the action visit www.mybvt.org.

This year MYB is hosting the 10U Minors State Championships from July 5 - 7. They also hosted the AAA League Invitational from June 21-23.

Manchester Youth Baseball is a nonprofit organization providing baseball instruction and team play for kids from T-Ball level through age 13. MYB is affiliated with Cal Rikpen/Babe Ruth Baseball.

Merrill Lynch's Manchester office has been open since 1994, is dedicated to serving select individuals, endowments, charities, and families with special needs with advanced financial strategies.

Their new offices are located next to the Chamber of Commerce at 39 Bonnet Street.