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Friday, November 16, 2018

Big addition to PG Youth

Jeff Dahn        
Photo: PG Youth (Perfect Game)

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. – Perfect Game Baseball is pleased to announce the addition of well-known and highly respected youth tournament director Tony VonDolteren and his three-person team to PG’s growing staff of tournament organizers.

By bringing VonDolteren on board, as well as the adoption of the BPF -1.15 bats for ages 12-under and younger, PG will be able to greatly expand and enhance its tournament offerings to the 14-under and younger baseball community, primarily in the state of Georgia. All of the nearly 180 events will be held during a spring season running from February through June.

“We are very excited to bring Tony and his team on full-time with Perfect Game,” PG Founder and President Jerry Ford said as part of the official announcement. “We have gotten to know their events and staff over the years, and their tireless work ethic and passion for baseball is exactly what we expect from our staff.

“We feel that this will fit perfectly in our PG Youth Department and will contribute nicely to our ultimate goal of growing the game of baseball.”

VonDolteren, a former player at Florida Atlantic University, first got involved with travel baseball in 2006 and has been running events in Georgia and the St. Augustine, Fla.-area for the last 13 years. Throughout that time, VonDolteren told PG, he and his associates have developed “great” personal relationships with coaches and players; they worked closely with Guerry Baldwin and East Cobb (Ga.) Baseball during that time, as well.

VonDolteren is very much aware of and appreciative of PG and the efforts it has put forth that further serve the amateur baseball community’s youngest members.

“We are very excited about the new opportunity to be a part of the Perfect Game family,” he said. “It’s a perfect match for us because we’re all baseball guys – the baseball family is a tight-knit community and they share the same visions that we do. There isn’t another organization that comes close to what (PG) has been able to accomplish.”

The advantages of the partnership are many, in VonDolteren’s view, and he is most excited about being able to use the Diamondkast scoring system at the PG core tournament events he and his team will oversee. In the end, it is hoped that youth will, indeed, be served.

“Perfect Game is on the cutting edge of all this technology and we’re just ecstatic to be a part of this group,” VonDolteren said.

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