The College Baseball Hall of Fame's "Night of Champions" Comes To Overland Park, Kansas in 2024
November 15, 2023
For the first time in the College Baseball Foundation’s (CBF) history, its annual recognition of college baseball’s top athletes - the Night of Champions - will be held in Overland Park, Kansas, presented by Prairiefire.
The evening will feature the induction of the 2023 College Baseball Hall of Fame class who will be announced in early December. The first ceremony took place in 2006, and since that time, players, coaches, administrators and contributors to college baseball have been honored. Those celebrated during the 2024 Night of Champions will join the likes of Will Clark, Dave Winfield, Joe Carter, Skip Bertman, and Augie Garrido.
The 2023 National Champions from NCAA Divisions I, II and III, NAIA and NJCAA will be recognized as will the winners of the CBF 2023 awards:
- Brooks Wallace Award for the nation’s most outstanding shortstop (Matt Shaw, University of Maryland)
- National Pitcher of the Year Award (Paul Skenes, LSU)
- John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Award (Caden Grice, Clemson University)
Following last year’s event, CBF leaders saw a tremendous opportunity to bring greater exposure to its signature event. By holding the event in a community that elevates the importance of sports achievement, the CBF could partner with likeminded people and organizations to bring awareness and engagement with college baseball’s best and brightest.
“From our very first conversations with Visit Overland Park, their enthusiasm around hosting this event made it very clear that this was the perfect place for the 2024 Night of Champions” said Craig Ramsey, Chair of the College Baseball Foundation Board of Directors.
"College baseball is much more than stats and winning, it's where you see the love of the game played by the world's elite amateur players," said Warren R. Wilkinson, President, Visit Overland Park. "Baseball culture is deeply rooted in Overland Park, Kansas, evident by the scores of diamonds that grace the city and the thousands of children through to adults that play America's national pastime. Serving as this year's host to the Night of Champions is an honor, and Overland Park looks forward to celebrating this year's college baseball's greatest players and teams."
2024 Event Details
The College Baseball Hall of Fame Night of Champions
Presented by Visit Overland Park and Prairiefire
Thursday, February 15, 2024
Marriott Kansas City Overland Park
10800 Metcalf Avenue
Overland Park KS 66210
Tables of 8: $2,500
Individual tickets: $250
$10,000 (Presenting Sponsor)
$5,000 (Championship Sponsor)
Tickets, tables and sponsorships can be purchased here.
About the College Baseball Foundation:
The College Baseball Foundation’s purpose is to preserve, elevate, and advance the game; to inspire the next generation; to teach those who love college baseball about its rich history and traditions; to celebrate those who make college baseball special; and to honor those who have come before us, and built the foundation upon which college baseball thrives today. Click here for a full list of College Baseball Hall of Fame classes.
About Visit Overland Park:
Visit Overland Park is a 501c6 Destination Marketing Organization that also serves as the official marketing organization for the city of Overland Park, Kansas. The organization is responsible for promoting the community as a vibrant and inviting place to visit and as a dynamic place to live and work. Through the impact of visitation, Visit Overland Park strengthens the community’s economic future and provides more opportunities for the people of Overland Park. The organization is primarily funded through transient guest tax of hotels and short-term rentals.
College Baseball Hall of Fame
The Rinebold Company
Visit Overland Park
Warren R. Wilkinson