Where: Cusumano Sports Complex - Mt. Vernon, Illinois. Address: 11807 County Road 1160 North, Mount Vernon, IL 62864
When: July 20-22, 2017. July 19 will be the report date for all teams. July 23 (Sunday) will be used as a rain day.
Details: There will be a dinner for all players, coaches, parents, and fans on Wednesday July 19, 2017 at 5:00 PM. We are planning on having teams from across the country to play in this tournament. We will take the first 16 teams and then will have a waiting list if needed. The cost of the tournament is a $100.00 gate fee for all PONY sanctioned tournament teams through their Zone. The size of the tournament may change depending on the number of teams that request to play. The tournament rules may be found below, as well as on the PONY website www.pony.org North Zone, Publications, 2017 PONY Baseball 8U Coach Pitch National Championship Rules.
We will award 1st and 2nd place Banners for both the National Championship round as well as the consolation tournament. All four teams' players will also receive an award.
Contact: If you are interested in playing in this annual event please contact Steve Miller at email@example.com or Randy Crompton at firstname.lastname@example.org
Where is Mt. Vernon?: Mt. Vernon is in the southern part of the state of Illinois and is easy driving distance from St. Louis, Missouri and Evansville, Indiana. Chicago is approximately four hours north of Mt. Vernon. It has two major Interstates that intersect the city, I-57 and I-64. Interstate I-24 is only 50 miles south of Mt. Vernon on Interstate I-57. Mt. Vernon has 1227 hotel rooms, over 60 restaurants, and a water park near the ball fields.
Mt. Vernon is just minutes from some of the finest outdoor recreation in the Midwest, the Rend Lake Recreation area, that offers a fishing, boating, golfing, and hunting paradise for the outdoor enthusiast.
Cultural offerings in Mt. Vernon include the magnificent Cedarhurst Center for the Arts complex that features the art museum, sculpture park, programs and events including the nationally acclaimed Cedarhurst Craft Fair held each fall on the weekend after Labor Day. The Jefferson County Historical Village offers a look back into the history of the settlers of the area and their lifestyle with authentic log cabins and a museum interpretive center.
Other attractions include the Appellate Courthouse, where Abraham Lincoln represented clients, the C. E. Brehm Library with its impressive genealogy collection, plus acres of public parks, golf courses, raceway, winery, and much more.