Legends Sports & Events is an events company which hosts the Annual Legends Sports Baseball Show. We strive to continue the growth of youth baseball, at its grass roots, on the national level through regional conventions which are set in an educational and entertaining atmosphere. These conventions consist of a series of interactive and classroom seminars and clinics, a tradeshow, Celebrity Meet & Greets, and other additional activities.
The Baseball Show is an event filled weekend that is simultaneously educational and entertaining.
The MAX is reputed to be the third largest event venue with the ability to host trade shows, conventions, and sporting events.
The facility is situated in McCook, Illinois near the intersection of I-55 and 1st Avenue and easily accessible to most expressways as well as Chicago Midway Airport. With 130,000 square feet, the entire facility will be dedicated to The Baseball Show including the 79,000 square feet of synthetic turf where player clinics and the trade show will be located.
The Legends Sports Baseball Show consists of the following Events:
Coach/Parent Seminars are led by the best in the business. Coaches and parents are educated on all aspects of the game on and off the field including college recruitment process & scholarships, psychology of coaching, mechanics, and much more.
Youth Seminars/Clinicscreate opportunities for players to participate in a series of lectures and interactive clinics led by professional athletes. Such topics include mechanics of pitching, catching, and throwing as well as hitting, base running, substance abuse, nutritional supplementation, the college recruitment process, effective communication with coaches, and many more.
Opening Reception kicks off the weekend in a casual yet intimate environment. The reception is a great opportunity for autographs and pictures with all celebrities and clinicians in a relaxing environment over appetizers and beverages.
The Tradeshow creates opportunities for coaches, parents, and players to view and purchase the newest in equipment and technology in the baseball industry
Meet and Greets are an additional exciting event which takes place throughout the weekend. It’s an opportunity for coaches, players, and fans to obtain autographs and pictures of their favorite celebrities at the show.
Introduction about types of bats Manufacturers will introduce their new model of bats. This year they bring to the show a lot of bats included drop 3 bats, drop 5 bats, BBCOR baseball bats… Especially, this year will have an exception that they also bring senior softball bats to join the show. This is quite strange but this is the good chance to show their great products to the baseball and softball community.
The Legends Sports Community Outreach Program
The Legends Outreach Program is a unique program designed for companies and advertisers to assist in providing funding for training, development, and opportunities for young athletes, coaches, and programs within underprivileged communities.
Eligibility will be determined by a variety of criteria including economic need, educational progress, and social impact. The program will afford the underprivileged with opportunities not otherwise available to themselves.
In 2005 The Legends Sports provided 250 underprivileged athletes and 50 coaches from The Chicago Public Schools with professional training, and 300 athletes and 50 coaches in 2006. Ronnie Chester of Harlan Community Academy HS was the 2006 college scholarship recipient.
This year the goal is to provide 500 athletes and 200 coaches from the Chicago Public Schools and other underprivileged areas and to increase the value of the scholarship awarded.
Mission of The Legends Sports Community Outreach Program:
- Provide coaches with advanced professional training
- Provide professional training and development for youth and youth programs
- Provide appropriate resources necessary to supply quality equipment and field improvements
- Provide educational scholarships associated with athletes’ academic and behavioral progress
- Provide the underprivileged with other advanced opportunities
The Legends Sports Community Outreach Program Targets:
- Inner city of Chicago youth and associated programs
- Chicago Public Schools
- Other underprivileged cities, programs, and youth within Illinois