Annual Northwoods League scouting event to be held at Copeland Park on Tuesday, August 4, 2020
LA CROSSE, Wis. — The La Crosse Loggers are happy to announce that Copeland Park & Events Center will play host to the 2020 edition of the Major League Dreams Showcase, the annual event that brings together 100 of the Northwoods League’s top prospects to form four teams for a day of scouting workouts and doubleheader action.
After seven years at Warner Park in Madison, the event will shift west along I-90 to Copeland Park on Tuesday, August 4, but the structure and focus of the event will remain the same. Participating players are hand-selected by a panel of major league scouts, distinguishing this event from the more traditional All-Star Game format that features representatives from every team.
“We are thrilled that the Northwoods League has granted us the right to host such a prestigious event,” La Crosse Loggers team president Chris Goodell said. “A day filled with some of the brightest prospects in our game being showcased at Copeland Park & Events Center is a dream come true for our fans and the City of La Crosse.”
The day will start with structured player workouts, followed by a pair of nine-inning games with the first game matching the selected players from the Great Lakes Division at 4:00 p.m., followed by the nightcap featuring players from the Great Plains Division at 7:05 p.m.
“For fans who want a glimpse of the future ranks of professional baseball playing enthusiastically to an audience of professional scouts, the Major League Dream Showcase is a must-see event” said Northwoods League President and Commissioner Gary Hoover. “In each of the last three years, more than one in five of the Showcase players went on to be drafted.”
Proceeds from the Major League Dreams Showcase will benefit the Northwoods League Foundation. The Northwoods League Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that serves as a vehicle to transform a shared passion for baseball into positive change and support for communities. Of the many needs the foundation may address through grants, scholarships or donations, one ongoing focus will be to view its member communities and look upon the baseball programs they have in place with a harmonious goal of making them all finer places to live. More information on the Foundation can be found at northwoodsleague.com/community/foundation/.
Tickets go on sale to the public for the event starting Friday, February 14, and all reserved tickets for the event will be $8 each. Discounted tickets are available for existing Loggers season ticket holders. Visit lacrosseloggers.com or call the Loggers ticket office at (608) 796-9553 to purchase your tickets.