Perfect Game Hits Grand Slam for the Palm Beaches

October 22, 2015

Perfect Game Hits A Grand Slam For The Palm Beaches

Palm Beach County continues to be a leading destination for amateur baseball.  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 Championship returns to Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter for the 14th time in the past 15 years.  This event, which has experienced tremendous growth in team and player participation, is conducted under Perfect Game USA and begins today and runs through Monday, October 26, 2015. 

The Perfect Game WWBA World Championship is known simply as “Jupiter” amongst the amateur baseball community. The Perfect Game WWBA World Championship 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 today, Thursday, October 22 followed by the semi-final round taking place on Sunday, October 25 and the finals play on Monday, October 26th.  This tournament is considered to be Perfect Game’s premier national team tournament with the top travel ball organizations from across the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada fielding 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.  Perfect Game will be responsible for more than 3,500 hotel room nights and over $2.5 million in direct visitor spending in 2015.  Since 2001, Perfect Game has created more than 35,000 hotel room nights for Palm Beach County’s hospitality industry. 

Perfect Game USA is the largest amateur baseball scouting service, hosting more than 100 showcases and tournaments each year and attracting the most talented amateur players in the nation.    A total of 8,423 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. 

For more information, contact Kayla French, Director of Marketing, Palm Beach County Sports Commission at kfrench@palmbeachsports.com

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