Our Sponsors are who make Alaska Legion Baseball a success every year!
Dear Potential Sponsor,
The Alliance for Support of American Legion Baseball in Alaska is seeking your support in keeping with our visionary goal “to maintain and further a quality comprehensive American Legion Baseball program in Alaska.” The Alliance, through nearly two decades of grant requests and in kind donations, has raised enough funds to install artificial turf infields at the most popular used fields in Alaska. This project has already been put in motion and the Alliance is seeking community minded sponsors to assist in the overall maintenance and longevity of the new turf.
Turf fields have changed the face of several sports in Alaska, but none more than baseball. It extended the season and decreased rainouts. It allowed more kids to be on more fields to play more baseball. As a result, the state of Alaska has made historic gains to close the gap with the rest of the country.
American Legion Baseball in Alaska is a non-profit group dedicated to improving the baseball fields for kids ages 13 to 19 since 1967. The organization holds the responsibility for operating the BP Invitational, American Legion State Tournament and Matson Invitational in Anchorage, Todd Ryan Memorial in Wasilla, Midnight Sun Tournament in Fairbanks and the Bill Miller Invitational in Kenai annually as well as the Northwest Class A Regional Tournament from time to time.
Over the past several years, more and more of the financial burden to water, upgrade, maintain and replace and renew local fields has fallen to American Legion Baseball. Estimated cost of maintaining fields in Anchorage, Kenai, Fairbanks, Wasilla, Eagle River, and Palmer has now exceeded $50,000 a year.
More than two dozen Alaska teams participate in American Legion Baseball every year. Each team requires a minimum twelve man roster. Most teams play between 30-40 games over a three-month period. With such a short season, every available baseball field needs daily maintenance in order to make the playing surface safe for the players.