Perfect Game Tournament to be Grand Slam for Palm Beaches
12 Oct, 2015
Palm Beach County continues to be a leading destination for amateur baseball in the state of Florida. Over 1,500 athletes participating on 85 elite travel baseball teams will visit the Palm Beaches to compete in one of the most competitive high school age baseball tournaments in the world. The Perfect Game World Wood Bat Association (WWBA) World Championships will be returning for the 14th time in 15 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 in Jupiter, FL from October 22-26, 2015. Roger Dean Stadium is a world class baseball complex and one of the premier Major League Baseball Spring Training facilities in Florida.
The Perfect Game WWBA World Championships is known simply as “Jupiter” amongst the amateur baseball community. A total of 8,388 of the tournament’s baseball players 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. The Perfect Game WWBA World Championships 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. Furthermore, this is also Perfect Game’s premier national team tournament. The top travel ball organizations from across the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada will have teams at the premier, invitation-only event.
In addition to showcasing an array of exciting baseball games, this event will bring Palm Beach County significant economic benefits. With the anticipated number of teams projected to stay a minimum of three nights each, the event is expected to generate over 3,500 room nights and $2.5 million in direct visitor spending.
Perfect Game USA is the largest amateur baseball scouting service, hosting more than 100 showcases and tournaments each year. The majority of the players scouted within Perfect Game USA are high school baseball players from the age of 14-18. However, college players and free agents are invited to attend showcases to hone their talents and abilities and have a better opportunity to play in the majors.
Many of today’s top MLB players have come from Perfect Game USA. In fact, of the 75 first picks of the 2015 MLB Draft 64 had previously attended a Perfect Game National Showcase.