Perfect Game 12U Select Baseball Festival
Join us on August 15, 2021
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Ben Ford, Vice President of National Development at Perfect Game, announced that the Perfect Game 12U Select Baseball Festival will return in 2021. This is the 2nd annual edition of the country’s premier showcase for all of the 12U level in all of youth baseball.
The rosters are comprised of the top 28 age-eligible prospects from across the nation and most will come from the national high school class of 2026. The players are identified and selected through a series of Perfect Game events. The players are selected based on their performances at Perfect Game 12U events held throughout the summer. Those can include attendance at one of PG 12U regional showcases from where they can earn an invitation to the 2021 PG 12U National Showcase.
Far more than just a game, the event provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the players selected. During this weekend, the 12U players will participate in a series of baseball related activities in addition to fundraising for underserved youth at Slater Elementary through the Perfect Game Cares Grow the Game Fund.
"After seeing the results in the 14U & 13U Festival, it just made sense to invest in creating the same type of experience for the most talented 12-year-old players," said Jerry Ford, Perfect Game President and Founder. "So, this year we will be having a nationally televised event for the 12-year-old players for the second 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."
Proceeds of the Perfect Game 12U Select Baseball Festival to benefit children from the underserved communities across America through the Perfect Game Cares Foundation. Specifically, funds will be allocated to help underprivileged children enter into baseball/softball programs through our Grow the Game Fund.
12U Select Baseball Festival Players:
In the weeks leading up to the game, every player in the Perfect Game 12U Select Baseball Festival will have the opportunity to conduct an online fundraising contest to raise funds for underserved youth. Last year's participants alone raised in excess of $40,000!
Who were the top fundraisers in 2020?
Carson Quillen at $7,720 and Justice Dejong at $6,150!
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.
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"The Perfect Game Cares Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity, is proud to partner with our 14U, 13U and 12U Select Baseball Festival players to raise important funds for children from America's most at-risk communities," said Jennifer Ford, Executive Director of Perfect Game Cares. "Together we are one step closer to changing the narrative for these beautiful children."
Every dollar counts in the race to save the life of a child battling poverty.
The Game's History
The premier showcase event at the 12U level in all of youth baseball, is set to return for its second year 2021. Activities surrounding the 2nd Annual 12U Select Baseball Festival will take place in August.
The game will be live-streamed on PerfectGame.TV. Many of the specific details of the four-day schedule are still being finalized.
The 2021 12U Select Baseball Festival and Selection Show will be streamed live on our brand new OTT channel, PerfectGame.TV, and broadcast on CBS Sports. Coverage will be provided on MLB Roundtrip featuring Perfect Game on MLB Network Radio on Sirius XM.
For information regarding the Select Festival Game, contact Ben Ford at [email protected]
For information regarding Perfect Game Cares, fundraising, or for free tickets, contact our Executive Director Jennifer Ford at [email protected] or 319-298-2923.
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.