For as proud as we are at Perfect Game to be able to showcase these young players on these platforms on both a national and global scale, we are more humbled and honored that the proceeds from this event benefit Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida.
GCH is the only children’s hospital between Tampa and Miami, and it provides vital healthcare for the region’s sick and injured children and their families, from infancy through age 18. During the inaugural year of the event the players collectively raised $29,804 to support GCH.
“The opportunity to play baseball for a noteworthy cause is not something that presents itself very often. People often remark that baseball teaches life lessons; the 14u Select Baseball Festival was just that. 40 kids from all over the country coming together to support a children's hospital by playing a baseball game is an invaluable moment that the boys will carry with them for the rest of their lives. PG walked the walked by spearheading this event and giving the boys a great opportunity to give back to the game that they love.”
- James Norris, father of 2016 participant Liam Norris