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Where and when is this event taking place?

  • DATE: This will be taking place on July 27th, 2024

  • LOCATION: Palos Baseball Organization - 7701 W College Dr, Palos Heights, IL 60463

  • START TIME: Check in at 8-9AM, games start at 9:15 AM

How old do I have to be to play?

  • We are going to make a cutoff at 18. You must be 18 years or older to participate.

How many games will be played for each team?

  • There will be 4 teams per division

    • (Subject to change depending on final amount of teams)

  • Each team is guaranteed 3 games

  • Once division play has wrapped up, the top 2 teams from each division will  advance to the Round of 16 single elimination tournament.

    • Round of 16 will be seeded based what place you finished on in your division, your record, and then run differential

    • Depending on the number of teams signed up, will determine how many wildcard teams advance to fill out the Round of 16 single elimination tournament.

How many players per team can sign up?

  • 3 to 5 players per team can sign up.

What is the Cost?

  • $200 per team BEFORE June 30th, 2021. $250 per team starting JuLY 1st, 2021.

  • This cost will go towards expenses of the event, as well as raising money for ABTA.

Will there be a prize for the winning team?

  • Yes! The Prize is TBA, but here will a prize for the winning team in addition to winning a team trophy as well.

Can you contribute more?

  • YES!! I highly encourage everyone to contribute more than tournament entry.

  • If you do decide to raise more money than the $200 it costs to sign up, then those contributions if by cash or check, can be made directly to the American Brain Tumor Association

  • We will collect the checks and Cash by tournament day, so they can all be contributed at once to the organization and reach our goal of $10,000.

  • I also am asking for anyone to help volunteer. The duties to help volunteer will vary, but at first if I can get a list of volunteers, and delegate duties later that would be greatly appreciated.

  • Duties would range from gathering supplies necessary, to set up, to selling food on day of the event.

What is my money going towards?

  • Your purchase will include at minimum 3 games and a T-shirt. The money will go towards expenses of the event, with the excess money all going towards the ABTA.

  • At the end of the tournament, I will send out a detailed report on how everyone’s money will be spent, budgeted, etc. It is EXTREMELY important to me that I am transparent with all cash flow for this event and that by paying me I will not be pocketing a single cent.

  • The plan is to pay for all tournament expenses through the team entry fees, and trying to get businesses to donate directly to ABTA in order to raise money and reach our $10,000 goal!

Will food be served at this event?

  • Yes food and soft drinks will be sold at this event. The proceeds from these concessions, of course, will all go towards raising money for the ABTA.

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