On May 20, Chelsea’s Light Foundation will team up with AAU Baseball, San Diego Show Baseball, Southern California Little Leagues and Pony Baseball to orchestrate one of the sport’s largest, charity-focused youth baseball tournaments.
Over 100 teams from San Diego and as far away as Los Angeles and Riverside will participate in “Homerun for Chelsea” to honor Chelsea King and benefit Chelsea’s Light.
An estimated 1,300 student athletes ranging in age from 5 to 14 years will gather at 10 separate locations, on 38 fields with about 65 volunteer umpires.
This event demonstrates unprecedented collaboration between dozens of Little Leagues, PONY Leagues, Travel Ball Clubs and Umpire groups who will join together in solidarity to support Chelsea’s Light Foundation’s mission to protect children. What started in 2010 as a grass-roots outpouring of support for Chelsea has grown into a unique, charitable event that celebrates a common love for baseball and a shared commitment to creating positive change in the community.
Brent and Kelly King, Chelsea’s parents, will attend the Home Run for Chelsea baseball tournament.
The Home Run for Chelsea baseball tournament is sponsored by So Cal AAU Baseball, AAU Baseball, San Diego Padres, Wilson Sporting Goods, DeMarini, and Velocity Sports and presented by San Diego Show Baseball with support from individuals from Southern California Little Leagues & PONY Leagues.
A tournament will take place at Poway High, Westview High School in Poway, 4S Ranch Community Park, Kit Carson Park in Escondido, Park Dale Lane Elementary School in Encinitas, Rancho Bernardo Community Park and Well Field Park in Ramona.