The Perfect Game 13U Select Baseball Festival 2020
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The Perfect Game 13U Select Baseball Festival
August 21-23, 2020
University of Oklahoma
Proceeds to Benefit Toby Keith's OK Kids Korral
for children and families undergoing Pediatric Cancer Treatment
at Oklahoma City Area Children's Hospitals
Continuing to expand the efforts of leading the amateur baseball industry, Perfect Game is excited to enter the 2nd year of a 13u version of the Select Festival to the calendar, scheduled to be held August 21-23 at the University of Oklahoma in Norman.
The game time is set for 1p.m. August 23 and will be televised nationally that night on CBS Sports.
"After seeing the results in the 14u Festival, it just made sense to invest in creating the same type of experience for the most talented 13-year-old players," said Jerry Ford, Perfect Game President and Founder. "So, this year we will be having a nationally televised event for the 13-year-old players for the first time. People are always surprised when they see how talented these outstanding young players are. It is a real eye opener. The most rewarding part of these events is raising money for less fortunate kids."
Like the older installments of the All-American Games, the players in the 13U Festival will experience a weekend that is about much more that baseball. While the game itself will be a focal point, so will the players' visit and experience with the children at The OK Kids Korral for which they will help raise money leading up to the event.
"The Perfect Game Cares Foundation, a 501c3 public charity, is proud to partner with our 14u and 13u Select Festival players to raise important funds for the children and families at Golisano Children's Hospital of SW Florida and The Children and Families of the OK Kids Korral in Norman Oklahoma" said Jennifer Ford, Executive Director of Perfect Game Cares. "Together we are one step closer to changing the narrative for children fighting cancer and children with diasabilities."
About Toby Keith's OK Kids Korral:
The mission of The Toby Keith Foundation is to encourage the health and happiness of pediatric cancer patients and to support OK Kids Korral.
The Toby Keith Foundation has been helping children with cancer since 2006 and continues its services through partnerships with hospitals, caregivers, foundations and civic groups.
OK Kids Korral provides a cost-free, convenient and comfortable home for pediatric cancer patients receiving treatment at The Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center, Peggy & Charles Stephenson Cancer Center and other nearby facilities.
There is no greater gift than keeping families strong and together during a difficult time. If we can alleviate stress on a family, encourage a brother or sister and comfort a sick child, then we will make a difference in the fight against cancer.
Meet the 2019 Perfect Game Select Festival 33 Team Member:
Draegan Crabb is a 9-year-old baseball fanatic who recently underwent a bone marrow transplant at OU Children’s Hospital. Draegan has spent the majority of his young life
between hospitalizations, doctors appointments and traveling back and forth from his hometown of Dale, OK to Oklahoma City.
As Draegan was slaying through his bone marrow transplant his oncologist suggested that Draegan stay at OK Kids Korral while continuing to recover.
Draegan and his parents, Patience & Ryan, spent 28 consecutive nights at OK Kids Korral until he received the go-ahead from his oncologist to return home.
Besides loving baseball, Draegan enjoys building Legos, being outside, riding bikes, and wearing wacky socks.
Draegan will continue to have many appointments in OKC while his bone marrow continues to engraft into donor cells but certainly hopes he can return to the diamond soon.
Perfect Game is proud to have provided the platform and opportunity for more than 1,300 MLB players since it was founded in 1995. All Perfect Game events are run in select compliance with Major League Baseball's Pitch Smart initiative.
For Information regarding the 13U Select Festival Game: contact Ben Ford [email protected]