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14U Perfect Game Select Baseball Festival
Sun, September 3, 2017, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM EDT
In the spirit of continuing to grow the game of baseball while providing the platform for its elite players to develop and showcase their skills, Perfect Game is excited to announce the return of the 14U Perfect Game Select Baseball Festival. The game will consist of the very best 14-year-old players in North America, and players, parents, scouts and fans a all had the opportunity to cast their votes online to be a part of the selection process. The 40 spots, which will be split between two 20-man rosters in an East/West matchup, were made available based on performances by the players at Perfect Game events, and each player that did not turn 15 years old by May 1, 2017, was eligible for consideration.
The Select Baseball Festival will take place on Labor Day weekend, with the game being played on Sunday, September 3rd at 7:00 p.m. EST at JetBlue Ballpark, the Spring Training home of the Boston Red Sox. The JetBlue Player Development Complex serves as the home for several Perfect Game events, including the annual Junior National and National Showcases in mid-June. The players will stay at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa overlooking the Gulf of Mexico.
The Perfect Game Select Baseball Festival will be televised live on Fox Sports Networks and streamed simultaneously on MLB.com. A link to the MLB.com broadcast will be provided on the Perfect Game homepage 90 minutes prior to the game (5:30 p.m. ET).
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Perfect Game is humbled and honored to be able to have proceeds from this event benefit Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. GCH is the only children’s hospital between Tampa and Miami, and it provides vital healthcare for the region’s sick and injured children and their families, from infancy through age 18. There is no player participation fee for all players selected and the weekend will include an awards dinner for the athletes and their families.
Perfect Game is proud to have assisted in the development of more than 800 MLB players and 40,000 college committed athletes since it was founded in 1995. All Perfect Game events are run in full compliance with Major League Baseball’s Pitch Smart initiative.
Stay tuned to perfectgame.org for more details on the Perfect Game Select Baseball Festival as the event draws closer. For further information or media requests on the Perfect Game Select Baseball Festival please contact Ben Ford, firstname.lastname@example.org and Daron Sutton, email@example.com.