Cooperstown Dreams Park - A Summer Tradition
Cooperstown Dreams Park

Dedication

DEDICATED TO THOSE MEMORIES OF LOVED ONES WHO BELIEVED IN THE EXPERIENCES OF BASEBALL AND IT'S LIFETIME MESSAGE ...

MAY THEIR MEMORIES BE ETERNAL




Cooperstown Dreams Park



built in honor and memory of a grandfather who loved and played America's game ... baseball!

Lou Presutti Sr.


Louis A Presutti


August 15, 1910 - June 30, 1992



 


One day, while standing in the Cooperstown National Baseball Hall of Fame with his son and grandson, a grandfather exclaimed ... "every kid in America should have the opportunity to play baseball in Cooperstown!"


The Dream lived on in the 5-year old grandson's mind with the boy and his father dedicating themselves to the cause of youth baseball.

In 1992 Lou Sr., the grandfather, passed away, but the dream intensified as Lou III, the grandson, became more determined to make his grandfather's dream come true.

Construction began in Spring of 1996 amidst some of the heaviest rainfall in Otsego County's history. Against all odds, construction crews and hundreds of other contractors committed themselves to the mission of Cooperstown Dreams Park. The determination of the workers, the blind faith of those inaugural year coaches, players and teams, and the dreams of the Presutti family to build Cooperstown Dreams Park, have opened the door for the youth of America to experience a baseball park unlike any other in the world.

Long live the spirit of Louis A Presutti ... his dream that every youth in America be given the opportunity to play baseball in Cooperstown.

 "The Dream" lives

and God Bless his spirit!

Thanks to the special people of Kodak, Pepsi, and First Union Bank. They believed in the dream when it was just a wind-blown, open field.



 

A Special Thanks to Those Who Believe

Cooperstown Dreams Park was built to bring my father's dream, of giving every player in America a chance to play in the legendary home of baseball, Cooperstown, NY. to reality. It then became our family's vision, to honor my father and his five brothers who played baseball and served their country.

Cooperstown Dreams Park and the American Youth Baseball Hall of Fame have accomplished what was once a dream. As seen through the eyes of coaches, players and parents for all of the reasons this park was built, it is truly an inspiration to all of us.

Cooperstown Dreams Park offers our players a chance to succeed, to savor their moment in the spotlight and to feel the excitement of success. We promote a healthy spirit of competition, while at the same time always maintaining traditional values and integrity of the game. Many coaches and parents have described their week at Dreams Park as the highlight of their child's life. It is that spirit that has made Cooperstown Dreams Park the "Crown Jewel of Youth Baseball." We take pride in keeping the tradition of America's game, baseball, in its purest form.

Beginning with our opening ceremony, you can feel the energy and excitement of the cultural exchange and life enrichment. More than 1,200 teams come together for pin trading , orientation, eating together, skills competitions, and the excitement of the tournament. As the competition builds, all 22 fields coming to life, with home runs, diving catches and heroic saves. This is the beginning of a player's dream, becoming his own hero. To be inducted into the most prestigious Youth Baseball Hall of Fame, and receiving the coveted Hall of Fame Ring, the highlight of this experience leaves every player with a great sense of pride, dignity and accomplishment, through the traditional values of faith, family, country and baseball.

Thank you . . . . We see endless probabilities.


Kindest Regards,
Yours in Baseball,



Lou Presuitti Signature



The Dream


American Youth Baseball Hall of Fame

"Baseball's Finest"™  

At no other time in the history of youth baseball has there ever been an invitational tournament quite like Cooperstown Dreams Park, with its unique baseball atmosphere ... where the baseball present meets the traditional values of baseball past.

"A Place Where Champions Are Born"

 Take a step back in time ... with barnstormers of baseball past. Fields cut from the same pastures that have given life to the magical myth of Abner Doubleday. Teams travel far and wide to play ball on these sacred fields. 

 "The Statue of Liberty of Baseball"

Cooperstown Dreams Park ... where independent travel/select and sanctioned teams are unrestricted to play baseball as it was meant to be played ... feel the presence of Ruth and Gehrig ... Cobb and Robinson ... Shoeless Joe and Moonlight Graham ... and all the other great legends. 



"America's First and Foremost Youth Baseball Experience"

For the first time in Youth Baseball, Cooperstown Dreams Park recaptures baseball tradition. In the most unique tournament available today, Cooperstown Dreams Park plays host to teams from across the globe, who experience our National Pastime by playing in the Magical Mythical Home of Baseball ... Cooperstown, New York.

 "America's First and Foremost Youth Baseball Facility"


 COOPERSTOWN DREAMS PARK
American Youth Baseball Hall Of Fame
COOPERSTOWN LITTLE MAJORS®


"a story to be told...
about feelings...
a place in time...
a time you never want to end...
don't let it pass you by...
Cooperstown Dreams Park,
a place where traditional values live...
a place where champions are born."



 










There is only one Cooperstown Dreams Park!

The Cooperstown Dreams Park experience is not just a national title baseball tournament, it is about your children, families, and the purity of the cultural life enrichment that it offers. Each year over 14,000 players become heroes.


The players, parents, brothers, sisters, grandparents, other family members, and friends all have ONE DREAM - to appreciate the purity of the game, to enjoy the experience of a lifetime, and to play baseball where it all began. 


"Giving Back"






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