2006, the Perfect Game All-American Classic has been fundraising for
the Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Rady Children's
Hospital-San Diego. To date, this event has raised more than $560,000
for pediatric cancer treatment and research at Rady Children's
Hospital San Diego.
as the world leader in holding high-level amateur baseball events,
Perfect Game supports pediatric cancer treatment and research while
showcasing the nation's top young players. Each year, Perfect Game
facilitates more than 100 showcase events across the country. One of
these premier events is the All-American Classic, which has seen more
Major League Baseball draft picks, including first-round picks—such as San Diego native, Brady Aiken—than any other individual
baseball event over the past seven years.
All-American players enjoy a week of baseball, service to a worthy
cause, camaraderie and national exposure. With the goal of shaping
these young players into fine young men both on and off the field,
all players must be in good academic standing and display redeeming
qualities that embody the ideals of the sport of baseball, including
leadership, discipline, determination and commitment.
2014, the All-American Classic brought 53 young athletes from across
the U.S. together to compete at the highest amateur level. The
competition occurred in an East versus West matchup to showcase their
event proved to be highly successful both on and off the field, as
players collected nearly 550 gifts and raised more than $60,000 for
pediatric cancer research at the Peckham Center.
the event's inception in 2003 over $850,000 has been raised to raise
awareness and help find a cure for childhood cancer. With more than a week left, this year the 50-plus PG All-Americans have already raised over $30,000. Here are the top 10 efforts: