2021 Perfect Game All-American Classic
Join us on July 17, 2020
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Jerry Ford, President of Perfect Game announced that the 2021 Perfect Game All-American Classic will take place in August back at Petco Park in San Diego, CA. This is the 19th annual edition of the country’s premier high school baseball All-Star Game.
The rosters are comprised of the top 50 rising high school seniors from across the nation. The players are identified and selected through a series of Perfect Game events.
Far more than just a game, the event provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the players selected. While in San Diego, the All-American players will participate in a series of baseball related activities in addition to a visit to Rady Children's Hospital pending COVID-19 restrictions.
PG Cares/Rady Children's Hospital Fundraising Competition
Proceeds of the Perfect Game All-American Classic go to support pediatric cancer research and treatment through Rady Children's Hospital and to benefit children from the under served communities across America through the Perfect Game Cares Foundation.
In the weeks leading up to the game, every player in the Perfect Game All-American Classic will have the opportunity to conduct an online fundraising contest to raise funds for pediatric cancer patients and underserved youth. Since the inception of the PGAAC, more than $1 million has been raised with the bulk of it going to the Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Rady Children’s Hospital since the game moved to San Diego.
Who were the top fundraisers in 2020?
Jayden Melendez with $13,100 and Shane Panzini with $10,318, nearing the fundraising record of $15,000 set by Drew Bowser in 2019!
Your time visiting these beautiful children will be something you take with you for years to come. Together, we can make a real difference in the lives of these kids. Every dollar we raise gets us that much closer to changing the narrative for these families.
Your personal fundraising page will launch prior to the game.
We will email you your login and password. Make sure to personalize your page.
So glad to call you our 2021 All-Americans.
Every dollar counts in the race to save the life of a child battling poverty and cancer.
The Game's History
Since the event’s inception in 2003, 206 of the players that have participated have gone on to become first-round draft picks in the MLB First-Year Amateur Player Draft. Nine of those players were selected with the first overall pick, including 2017 No. 1 overall pick Royce Lewis (Twins). In addition, 171 players that have participated have played in the Major Leagues including some of the game’s brightest stars.
Some of the game’s past participants include:
Kris Bryant – 2016 National League MVP and 2015 NL Rookie of the Year
Corey Seager – 2016 National League Rookie of the Year
Rick Porcello – 2016 American League Cy Young
Bryce Harper – 2015 National League MVP and 2012 NL Rookie of the Year
Carlos Correa – 2015 American League Rookie of the Year
Madison Bumgarner – 2014 NLCS and World Series MVP
Andrew McCutchen – 2013 National League MVP
Jose Fernandez – 2013 National League Rookie of the Year
Buster Posey – 2012 National League MVP and 2010 NL Rookie of the Year
Jeremy Hellickson – 2011 American League Rookie of the Year
Other notable PG All-Americans include Major League All-Stars Javier Baez, Alex Bregman, Gerrit Cole, Justin Upton, Sonny Gray, D.J. LeMahieu, Francisco Lindor, Freddie Freeman, Dellin Betances and Lance McCullers. Rawlings Gold Glove winners that have played in the Classic include Freeman, Hellickson, LeMahieu, Lindor, McCutchen, Jason Heyward and Eric Hosmer.
FREE GAME TICKETS AVAILABLE
Beginning in 2018, PG Cares extended free tickets to all San Diego families for admission to the game. We will continue that tradition in 2021 and hope to see the stands full of local families. It will be a great day at the park, watching the best of the rising senior high school baseball players, while raising money for the children experiencing pediatric cancer and underserved youth.
The 2021 Perfect Game All-American Classic and Selection Show will be streamed live on our brand new OTT channel, PerfectGame.TV. Coverage will be provided on MLB Roundtrip featuring Perfect Game on MLB Network Radio on Sirius XM.
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.