Sevier County Bears to play at Cooperstown

Jul. 09, 2013 @ 11:58 PM

The Sevier County Bears from Sevierville have been selected to play in the Cooperstown (N.Y.) Dreams Park and American Youth Baseball Hall of Fame Invitational Tournament during the week of July 13.

In addition to competing against teams from around the country, members of the Sevier County Bears will be enshrined in the American Youth Baseball Hall of Fame.

The Cooperstown Dreams Park Experience, since 1996, offers an experience for team and family. Players and coaches will visit the National Baseball Hall of Fame, trade pins and compete with players from around the United States for a weekly national title. Team records and photographs will be displayed in the American Youth Baseball Hall of Fame.

Cooperstown Dreams Park has 22 fields on 150 acres and features baseball diamonds with grass infields enclosed by eight-foot-high stadium walls.

Teams will spend seven days the Baseball Village clubhouses. They will arrive on Saturday and depart the following Friday. Each team is guaranteed at least seven games (weather permitting) and will earn a seed to play in the single-elimination championship tournament.

All teams will be represented in skill competitions.

Throughout the summer of 2013, Cooperstown Dreams Park plans for over 100 teams participating in 13 weeks of national tournaments. Teams from across the country will compete for a “Tournament of Champions” true 12-and-under national title.