PALM BEACH CHALLENGE
Postponed; Later Date to be Decided
18 & Under Division Tournament
Part II We’re Back!
Santaluces Sports Complex
8 Teams, 4 Games, 2 Hour Time Limit $500
Baseball and Umpire Fee included
For additional information email
THE STARS OF TOMORROW PLAY HERE
Strict Social distancing guidelines in effect
Limited 8 teams, Only using 2 of 4 fields separate entrances for each field
Teams not allowed onto field until prior teams have cleared
Limited Spectator Seating lawn chairs in marked socially distanced areas
50 Person per field limit
Full Guidelines approved by the county to follow
Palm Beach Challenge (PBC) 24 Years: Over 70 participants have gone onto MLB (Ryan Braun, Carlos Pena, Nick Swisher, Gaby Sanchez, JA Haap, Ryan Vogelsong)
For more information contact Mario Signorello 786-318-8403 or at email@example.com
HISTORY OF PALM BEACH CHALLENGE
Over 70 MLB Players & Florida Governor Ron Desantis (Yale-01) have participated in the Palm Beach Challenge College & International Baseball Festival since 1997 produced by the Caribbean Baseball Organization.
Bentley (MA) defeated Stonehill (MA) 3-1 in the 24th edition of the "Challenge" that began 2/28 in Lantana, Florida.
The "Challenge" began in 1997 at the Homestead Sports Complex (HSC). The HSC was supposed to be the new Spring Training home of the Cleveland Indians before Hurricane Andrew in August of 1992 changed those plans. The City of Homestead gave up trying to lure a MLB team in 1996 and gave it to Mario Signorello to "try College Baseball".
On March 10, 1997 Barry (FL) University defeated Lewis (IL) in the first game, Joe Spano (now Mercyhurst ,PA head coach) got the first hit.
The Challenge is still going nearly 3000 games later. The event was moved to the Palm Beach County's Santaluces Sports Complex the former Minor League Spring Training site of the Montreal Expos in 2005. With over 70 of the players having gone on to play Major League Baseball. "Come Watch the Stars of Tomorrow play Today!" is the Challenge Slogan.
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Tampa Bay Rays
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