Midland to be Site of Tournament of Champions
5 Feb, 2014
February 27-March 1 Event to be Hosted by Midland High, Midland Lee Baseball
On Feb. 27 through March 1, the Tournament of Champions baseball tournament will be held in Midland, bringing in 16 teams from Amarillo, Canyon, El Paso, Grapevine, Lubbock, and Wolfforth. Forty baseball games will be played across four Midland ballparks: Security Bank Ballpark, Christensen Stadium, Greenwood, Zachary Field, and the Ernie Johnson Field. The Tournament of Champions was established in 1975 by both the Midland High and Midland Lee booster clubs to provide a competitive event for Texas high school varsity baseball. The two schools alternate years that each directs the tournament.
Lawrence Downing is the tournament director and says the primary purpose of the tournament is to raise funds for the Midland High and Midland Lee booster clubs.
“This tournament showcases very competitive high school varsity baseball teams,” said Downing. “Attending coaches seek out this venue in order to jump start their spring season.”
A full schedule of the tournament can be found at www.midlandhighschoolbaseball.
For more information, contact Lawrence Downing, at (432) 967-2349.
The above information has been provided by the Tournament of Champions and distributed by the Midland Convention & Visitors Bureau. This event is projected to bring in $1,325,000 in direct visitor spending to the Midland economy.
The mission of the Midland Convention & Visitors Bureau is to encourage economic growth by developing, promoting, enhancing and supporting Midland as a vibrant visitor destination.