What is the Summer Ball Summit?

The Springfield Lucky Horseshoes are ecstatic to host the first annual Summer Ball Summit in Springfield, Illinois, a three-day event scheduled from October 16-18, that will include networking, workshops, insight from the top executives in the industry, and so much more for Collegiate Wood-Bat Summer League teams.

This Summer Ball Summit is a specialized, multi-day workshop for those looking to grow their brand and product of their baseball team, both on and off the field. 

Panels, headlined by established keynote speakers from throughout the baseball and sports industry, will cover a plethora of topics and initiatives, including increasing ticket and partnership sales, creating and enhancing a one-of-a-kind in-game experience, and cultivating a special and unique food and beverage menu that fans won't be able to get enough of, amongst numerous other topics. 

The Summer Ball Summit invites all employees from summer wood bat collegiate teams with different, specialized programming conducive for entry level positions all the way through management and senior-level positions.

Summer Collegiate Baseball is on the rise with over five millions fans attending a game in the Summer of 2022 according to Ballpark Digest, making this the perfect time to invest in the growth. 

“Summer Collegiate Baseball teams serve as the main source of summer entertainment in the communities that they call home. With teams from all over the country coming together under one roof, we’re excited to share ideas with each other as well as cultivate new engaging promotions in an effort to enhance everyone’s product and create a larger impact in teams’ respective communities.” said Springfield Lucky Horseshoes Chief Storyteller Jamie Toole. 

Confirmed speakers include WWE Hall of Famer Jeff Jarrett, Rockford Rivets General Manager Steve Malliett, Springfield Lucky Horseshoes Chief Storyteller Jamie Toole, MiLB General Manager Andrew Seymour, Fooser Sports Designs Founder and CEO Ryan Foose, Lucky Horseshoes Emperor of Engagement Andrew Miller, and Midland Rockhounds Director of Operations Dan Knapinski with more moderators to be announced. 

The Lucky Horseshoes are excited to showcase Illinois’ Capital City and everything Springfield has to offer. From Abraham Lincoln’s childhood home, to the famous horseshoe sandwich, or even the historic downtown district, Springfield is one of Illinois’ best kept secrets for a reason. 

Partnership opportunities for the Summer Ball Summit are now available. For more information or to support the event, contact Jamie@ShoesBaseball.com

All accommodations and programming will be hosted at the Abraham Lincoln Doubletree in Downtown Springfield with special rates available. For more information and to secure your spot, visit Summerballsummit.com. For updates, follow along on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for updates at @TheSummerSummit.