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All American Game | Story | 6/28/2021

PG Announces PGAAC Partnerships, Event Details

Perfect Game Staff        
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●      TOP Chops doubles down on its commitment to youth baseball by becoming presenting sponsor of the All-American Classic
●      Rawlings, Oakley, Yeti, New Balance, Diamond Kinetics, Augusta Sportwear and G-Form join roster of All-American Classic partners
●      Perfect Game Cares Foundation to host activities to benefit Rady Children’s Hospital
●      All-American Classic to be broadcast live to a national television audience and over MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM





CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – On Friday, June 25, Perfect Game CEO, Brad Clement, and Vice President of Partnerships and Perfect Game Cares Foundation Executive Director, Jennifer Ford, presided over of a news conference at Petco Park in San Diego, Calif. to announce some of the details for the upcoming All-American Classic. Clement and Ford were joined by All-American Classic Honorary Chairman and Padres legend, Trevor Hoffman, and Menifee, Calif. standout high school baseball player, Mikey Romero.  Romero will be among 50 of the top high school baseball players taking part in the 19th annual All-American Classic on Sunday, August 22 at Petco Park.
 
On the field, Romero, one of the top infield prospects in the country and a LSU commit, helped bring the All-American Class into focus by sharing a participating athlete’s point of view, when he stated, “To be a Perfect Game All-American is something every amateur strives for. It shows that all the countless hours put in have paid off and you feel a sense of pride.”

Off the field, leading Friday’s announcements was the naming of TOP Chops beef jerky as the presenting sponsor for what will now be known as the Perfect Game All American Classic, Presented by TOP Chops. This multiyear partnership agreement comes on the heels of the recent announcement naming TOP Chops the official beef jerky of Perfect Game and the naming rights partner of Perfect Game’s East Cobb (Marietta, Ga.) baseball and softball complex.

Perfect Game also announced the names of other leading brands joining TOP Chops on the All-American Classic roster of corporate sponsors, including Rawlings, Oakley, Yeti, New Balance, Diamond Kinetics, Augusta Sportwear and G-Form.

Additionally, Clement announced that the 2021 All-American Classic will be broadcast live to a national television audience and live over SiriusXM’s MLB Network Radio. Clement added that further broadcast details will be announced when they become final.

Jennifer Ford announced that the Perfect Game Cares Foundation will host a free kids youth baseball camp in San Diego on Thursday, August 19.  She also announced that athletes participating in the All-American Classic will have the opportunity to join the Perfect Game Cares Foundation in its planned charitable activities to benefit San Diego’s Peckham Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders at Rady Children’s Hospital.  

Proceeds from the All-American Classic will once again benefit Rady Children’s Hospital.  Eight-year-old Carter Santos, an avid baseball fan, will serve as official honorary All-American athlete representing Rady Children's Hospital.  

Over the past 18 years, All-American Classic fundraising activities have generated more than $1.3 million for a variety of local causes, including $850,000 to Rady Children’s hospital and a record-breaking $119,819 during last year’s event in Oklahoma City to benefit the Toby Keith Foundation’s OK Kids Korral.

“First, I want to welcome Carter Santos, our honorary All-American from Rady’s, to the Perfect Game family. Carter is an inspiring young man who has courageously battled leukemia since he was 5, and I look forward to welcoming him to Petco Park in August, along with the rest of the All-American athletes,” stated Perfect Game Founder and President, Jerry Ford.  “I also want to thank our All-American Classic corporate partners for joining Perfect Game in helping us provide an unforgettable experience to the athletes and their families.  Together, we are committed to helping provide unique experiential opportunities to baseball and softball players across the country.”

“Perfect Game is honored to welcome such a highly-respected group of companies to its All-American Classic roster of corporate supporters,” stated Clement when announcing TOP Chops as presenting sponsor of the All-American Classic.  “Our corporate partners are committed to helping Perfect Game provide a best-in-class experience for all those involved with the All-American Classic, from the athletes and their families to the passionate baseball fans in San Diego.  The All-American Classic and all Perfect Game events provide unique touchpoints for our business partners, allowing them to connect with their targeted consumer bases in a setting that’s fun and highly competitive.”
 
“The Perfect Game Cares Foundation is looking forward to once again working with the All-American Classic athletes and others to raise funds for and shine a light on the great work being done daily by Rady Children’s Hospital,” added Jennifer Ford.  “Through the Perfect Game Cares Foundation, the entire Perfect Game family of employees, partners and participants are committed to helping others in need.  Together, we are providing resources and opportunities to boys and girls in underserved communities across the country.”
 
Tickets to the All-American Classic are free of charge and will be available through the San Diego Padres box office.

Additional 2021 All-American Classic news, including related events and activities, will be announced as they become final.

For more information, please visit PGAllAmerican.com.
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