FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 10, 2018
Presidents’ Day at Historic Dodgertown
The popular Treasure Coast Presidents’ Day Challenge at Historic Dodgertown is our largest tournament of the year, and if you haven’t booked your team yet, we have a few remaining open spots for your travel ball team.
Taking place Feb. 17-19, the Presidents’ Day Challenge launches the 2018 youth baseball tournament season. Playing at Historic Dodgertown is a can’t-miss opportunity for all ballplayers, from budding superstars to high school-age teams. Last year nearly 90 teams competed.
Historic Dodgertown offers tournament participants quality competition on Major League designed fields under traditionally sunny, blue skies. It’s the perfect match – Florida in February is the place to be when many states are still experiencing frigid temperatures and snow.
Located in beautiful Vero Beach, Historic Dodgertown is a mere five miles from the beach (Bonus: beach parking is free!). Families have many options for dining, shopping and half-day excursions, perfect for post-game activities or for early arrivals.
Most of the fields your team will play on are the same fields used by Dodger teams from 1948 to 2008. That’s 60 years of authenticity right under your cleats, played on by baseball legends and stars from Jackie Robinson to Clayton Kershaw. More than 140 Hall of Famers have played and visited here.
The Presidents’ Day Challenge tournament includes:
Four game guarantee, pool play to championship game
- Major League quality fields
- Game balls
- Team and individual awards
- Access to batting cages prior to games.
Contact us today to learn more, or visit our Presidents’ Day Challenge webpage.
And when you pack, don’t forget your flip-flops.
About Historic Dodgertown – Vero Beach, Florida
“A Florida Heritage Landmark”
World-famous Historic Dodgertown – Vero Beach, Florida is a multi-sport, 80-acre complex on Florida’s Treasure Coast managed by former Dodger owner Peter O’Malley in a partnership since 2012. O’Malley, whose family developed and expanded the site formerly known as “Dodgertown” for nearly 50 years, partnered with his sister Terry O’Malley Seidler and former Dodger star pitchers Chan Ho Park and Hideo Nomo.
On November 10, 2014, Historic Dodgertown was named a Florida Heritage Landmark for its unique historic significance extending beyond baseball, as the first completely integrated Spring Training site in the South. The “Baseball and Dodgertown” historical marker is located at the entrance to the conference center.
The home of Dodger Spring Trainings from 1948-2008, it was the starting place for six World Championships and 14 N.L. Pennant-winning teams. Numerous Baseball Hall of Fame players trained on these hallowed grounds, as well as 20 visits from professional teams in Asia.
The all-inclusive facility, owned by Indian River County, gives teams of all ages the unique opportunity to train, play, dine and stay together in on-site villas. Participants utilize one of 10 ½ playing fields (seven are Musco-lighted for night games), including a new cloverleaf of youth baseball/softball fields with concessions area and new multi-purpose field (110 by 130 yards) for football, soccer and lacrosse.
Other amenities include clubhouses, two full-sized weight rooms, dining room, Stadium Club lounge and a competition-size swimming pool. The home of 6,500-seat Holman Stadium, Historic Dodgertown – Vero Beach, Florida provides an all-encompassing experience for guests and is the ideal setting to build a championship team. It’s the perfect location for tournaments, camps, schools, business conferences and seminars.
Continuing its tradition since 1983, the Los Angeles Dodgers Adult Baseball Camp returned to Historic Dodgertown in November, 2014. Visit historicdodgertown.com for more information.
Ruth Ruiz, Historic Dodgertown – Vero Beach, Florida, (772) 257-8532