The Palm Beach Challenge Baseball Classic Returns to Palm Beach County
17 Mar, 2015
The Palm Beach Challenge Baseball Classic returns to Palm Beach County now through March 23rd. This spring break baseball tournament is pleased to highlight for the first time in its 12 year history, the number one ranked division two powerhouse, the University of Tampa Spartans coming off of a stunning 6-2 win against the Major League Baseball team Philadelphia Phillies.
The baseball site, Santaluces Sports Complex, was built by the Montreal Expos to be used for their spring training complex. The beautiful facility with professionally maintained fields is located at 6880 Lawrence Road, Lantana, Florida behind Santaluces High School. Admission to the event is $6.00 for adults and $3.00 for children. Weekly rates are also available. For more information please visit http://www.sportsplanit.org/palmbeachchallenge/
About the Palm Beach Challenge: The Palm Beach Challenge played its first game on February 27, 2004 when Frederick Community College of MD took on Corning Community College of NY. All totaling, 30 baseball teams from 13 different states and Canada played nearly one hundred games at the Santaluces Sports Complex that first year with the numbers rapidly growing ever since.
The Palm Beach Challenge became the exclusive home for college baseball in South Florida. In total, over 200 teams from 18 states and Canada have participated in the Palm Beach Challenges since their inceptions. These teams would not return year after year if not for our passion for service and dedication to preparing teams for their season once they return to their hometowns.
In addition to the teams, the residents of Palm Beach County are the winners. Palm Beach Challenge participants, spectators, scouts and umpires use almost 3000 hotel rooms in Palm Beach County every March and over $2 million in economic impact contributed to our community.