Prep Baseball Report

Atkinson Memorial Game Preview and Schedule

By John Cackowski
State Director

This weekend 60 teams will compete in the Atkinson Memorial Tournament at the 15U through 18U levels up and down the front range. Games will be played from Windsor all the way to Castle Rock, including 28 of the best 18U teams Colorado has to offer in the fall. 18U squads such as Slammers, Team Colorado, Rockies Scout Team, Tigers Scout Team, Batters Box, Colorado Baseball Academy, South Denver Baseball Academy, Rogue, Khaos, Lightning, Roughnecks, Post 6 (Wyoming) UA Prime, Diamond Club Select, and High School Programs Cherry Creek, Cherokee Trail, and Windsor are participating in the first year wood bat tournament.

The Tournament is a 4 Game guarantee. Games will be scouted by PBR scouting staff and reported on the Prep Baseball Report website.

The purpose of the tournament is not just to play baseball, but also give back to the Atkinson Family and the KATA Foundation. Dr. Kenneth Atkinson was a beloved family doctor in Centennial. Last April Dr. Atkinson was shot and killed while coming to the aide of a neighbor who had been shot.

Two of Atkinson's youngest children, Kendall and Taylor, died from a rare blood disorder called Fanconi anemia in their early 20's. The KATA foundation supports medical research and benefits children with special needs.

Dr. Atkinson loved baseball. PBR Colorado has decided to change the name of our Fall Tourney in honor of him and his family. A good portion of the profits will be going to the The Kendall and Taylor Atkinson Foundation. For information on the foundation Click Here

Dr. Atkinson is survived by his wife Jeanne, and his two daughters and five grandchildren and will be participating in throwing out the first pitch this weekend.

Below is the schedule and locations of the tournament

Brackets: 18U  17U  16U 15U 
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