All American Game | Story | 7/1/2015

2015 PG All-American Classic

Patrick Ebert        
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The Perfect Game All-American Classic
Returns To San Diego In 2015

Perfect Game in conjunction with Blue Ridge Sports & Entertainment announce that the Nation’s Top-Rated High School Baseball Players Will Compete in San Diego

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (July 1, 2015) –
Jerry Ford, President of Perfect Game announced today that the 2015 Perfect Game All American Classic will take place on Sunday, August 16 at Petco Park in San Diego, Calif., home of MLB’s San Diego Padres. This is the 13th annual edition of the country’s premier high school baseball All-Star Game.

Far more than just a game, the event provides a once in a lifetime opportunity for the players selected. While in San Diego the participants will participate in a series of baseball related activities in addition to a visit to Rady Children's Hospital, a lunch with Honorary Chairman Trevor Hoffman on a beach alongside the Pacific Ocean as well as the event's annual awards dinner banquet held on Saturday night at the San Diego Hall of Champions.

The East vs. West matchup will feature the nation’s best high school players, battling at Petco Park for the seventh consecutive year, providing them with a rare opportunity to create Major League memories. Past alumni of this prestigious event include Nick Adenhart and Gio Gonzalez (2003), Buster Posey, Jeremy Hellickson, Andrew McCutchen and Justin Upton (2004), Madison Bumgarner, Matt Harvey, Jason Heyward and Rick Porcello (2006), Gerrit Cole (2007), Bryce Harper (2009)
, Jose Fernandez and Francisco Lindor (2010), Carlos Correa, Addison Russell and Joey Gallo (2011), Brady Aiken (2014), and Brendan Rodgers and Dazmon Cameron last year. In all, 109 players from previous Classics have already debuted in MLB. Seven players have been selected No. 1 overall in the Major League Baseball Draft including Upton, Harper, Cole and Aiken.

Returning for the second year in a row, Perfect Game is pleased to announce that Nike will once again serve as the official apparel provider for the 2015 installment of the Classic.

The 2015 Perfect Game All American Classic will be televised nationally o
nce again on MLB Network, Major League Baseball’s Emmy Award-winning 24/7 cable television network. ”Following our telecast of the 2015 MLB First-Year Player Draft earlier this month, we are excited to continue to spotlight top high school talent to baseball fans with the Perfect Game All-American Classic on MLB Network,” said Tony Petitti, President and CEO of MLB Network.

Rosters for the 2015 Classic will be unveiled as part of a streamed online video of the selection show on MLB.com at 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, July 13 as part of Major League Baseball's All-Star Game Fan Fest in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Year after year I am impressed with the extraordinary high school talent the PG All-American Baseball Classic brings to the forefront of the baseball world,” said Jerry Ford, President of Perfect Game. “These young athletes have the ability to become Major League stars of the next generation as many have already done before them.”

We are very proud to be a part of THE PREEMINENT High School Baseball All-American Game in the country. Perfect Game is the nation’s top independent baseball scouting service and Jerry Ford, and his team, excels every year in selecting the very best players, which is evident by the success the alumni for this game has had in the MLB.” said David Gardiner, President of Blue Ridge Sports & Entertainment, Inc. Also, our game week is a little different than any others with the ancillary outings the players undertake, including a visit to Rady Children’s Hospital.”

The 2015 version of the Classic will include an even stronger focus on raising money for the event’s beneficiary, Rady Children’s Hospital. In the weeks leading up to the game, every player in the Classic will have the opportunity to conduct an online fundraising contest to raise funds for the Hospital. Also, during the game, a “Stand up for the fight against cancer” will be held. Since the inception of the Classic, more than $850,000 has been raised to assist in the research of pediatric cancer.

For more information about the event and to view the full event schedule, please visit

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