Palm Beach County continues to be a leading destination for amateur baseball in the state of Florida. The Palm Beaches will attract more than 1,500 baseball players participating on 85 elite travel baseball teams in one of the most competitive high school age baseball tournaments in the world. The Palm Beach County Sports Commission is partnering with Roger Dean Stadium to host the Perfect Game World Wood Bat Association (WWBA) Championship in Jupiter for the 15th time in the past 16 years. This event, which has experienced tremendous growth in team and player participation, is conducted under Perfect Game USA and will take place at Roger Dean Stadium from October 20-24, 2016.
The Perfect Game WWBA World Championships is known simply as “Jupiter” amongst the amateur baseball community. This event provides a showcase for prospects while they perform in front of nearly 1,000 professional scouts and college recruiters over the course of five days.
The Perfect Game WWBA World Championship is a pool play tournament where each team is guaranteed a minimum of four games. Pool play starts on Thursday, October 20. The semi-final round takes place on Sunday, October 23 with the finals taking place on Monday, October 24. Only one team will claim the title and be fitted for championship rings.
In addition to the array of exciting baseball games, the event will bring significant economic benefits to Palm Beach County. Last year, the event created 4,170 hotel room nights and over $2.5 million of direct visitor spending for Palm Beach County’s hospitality community.
Perfect Game USA is the largest amateur baseball scouting service in the United States, hosting more than 100 showcases and tournaments each year. Perfect Game attracts the most talented amateur players in the nation and the proof is in the results. A total of 9,290 of Perfect Game’s alumni have been selected in the Major League Baseball (MLB) Draft since 2003. The number of MLB draft picks for Perfect Game leads all other baseball organizations.