In partnership with the Palm Beach Gardens Youth Athletic Association, the Palm Beach County Sports Commission will simultaneously host the Cal Ripken Baseball 10U and 12U World Series from August 6-13 at Gardens Park in Palm Beach Gardens.
Cal Ripken World Series events are one of the most prestigious stages for little league baseball players. Cal Ripken Baseball is the national baseball division of the Babe Ruth League for youth players ages 4 to 12 that includes local interleague play as well as a postseason tournament tract that features a district tournament, state tournament, regional tournament, and a World Series.
The Cal Ripken 10U World Series first took place in Palm Beach County in 2016. This year marks the first time Palm Beach County will host both the 10U and 12U World Series events.
The host site for this world-class tournament, Gardens Park in Palm Beach Gardens, consists of eight lighted baseball fields and six batting cages, perfect for events of this caliber. The venue also features a stadium showcase field and a state-of-the-art training facility.
“Palm Beach Gardens is a small town rooted in family values, especially youth sports,” said Tony Badala, President for the Palm Beach Gardens Cal Ripken League. “We realize that it takes more than a ballpark to bring a Babe Ruth World Series to town. We have the support of the City Council, City Staff, County Commissioners, the Palm Beach County Sports Commission, as well as the entire community. These events will be placed on center stage to provide the participants with a competitive, memorable and cultural experience that will exceed everyone’s expectations.”
Like many events hosted by the Palm Beach County Sports Commission, these World Series events are fantastic opportunities to bring first-time visitors from around the country to The Palm Beaches. 20 teams will bring nearly 300 players and coaches to the area in addition to thousands of spectators seeking to watch the high-level competition on one of the largest stages in little league baseball.
“The Cal Ripken Baseball 10U and 12U World Series are marquee events in the youth baseball world and we could not be more excited to once again bring the world’s best athletes to The Palm Beaches,” said George Linley, Executive Director of the Palm Beach County Sports Commission. “Baseball has been key in our post-pandemic recovery efforts and elite travel events like these World Series will continue that positive trend.”