Hall of Fame Champions

Baseball. The great game that we all love so much.

But baseball is more than just a game. It’s a family experience that connects generations.

It’s an American tradition that holds a special place in the hearts and minds of fans, young and old. It’s the stories that fans like you fondly share about their visits to Cooperstown, sometimes from decades ago.

The memories of seeing a Babe Ruth bat, touching Roberto Clemente’s plaque, the sound of Abbott and Costello arguing about “Who’s On First” and the feelings evoked while seeing “their guy” and celebrating his induction into the Hall of Fame on a beautiful summer afternoon.

It’s the relationships forged, stories shared, cherished memories created.

That’s baseball. And the team at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is here in Cooperstown working every day to preserve baseball history.

But the greatest moments in baseball history can't be preserved without your help.

One way to stay involved is by becoming a Champion, a group of highly engaged supporters who donate a total of $5,000 or more* within a calendar year.

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Experiences

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Champions enjoy access and invitations to exclusive baseball experiences throughout the year, including:

  • Class of 2020 Press Conference:
  • Attend the BBWAA’s Hall of Fame Class of 2020 press conference at this exclusive, invitation-only event. Champions in attendance will be part of a group photo with the newest Hall of Fame members. January 22, 2020 (New York City).

  • Grapefruit League and Cactus League Spring Training:
  • Attend a game with fellow Champions. The game experience may include VIP perks like a training facility tour, on-field batting practice viewing and greetings with team personnel. Later that evening enjoy an exclusive dinner with a Hall of Famer and other special guests. March 7, 2020 (Arizona) and March 21, 2020 (Florida).

  • Hall of Fame Classic Weekend:
  • Plan your trip to Cooperstown to see six Hall of Famers and players representing all 30 Major League Baseball teams for the annual Hall of Fame Classic during Memorial Day Weekend. There is a full lineup of events – highlighted by the Hall of Fame Classic Legend’s Game at Doubleday Field and the Night at the Museum program. Champions have priority access to all scheduled events and have the opportunity to attend a Welcome Dinner with the Hall of Famers on Friday evening. May 22 – 24, 2020 Memorial Day Weekend (Cooperstown).

  • Hall of Fame Induction Weekend:
  • The eyes of the baseball world are focused on Cooperstown during our annual Induction celebration. Four days of events are highlighted by the Induction Ceremony on Sunday, July 26, when the newest members of the Hall of Fame will be inducted into baseball’s most exclusive club. Champions will have the opportunity to attend an exclusive Champion event with a Hall of Famer on Saturday, July 25, and will enjoy premium reserved seating at the Induction Ceremony. July 24 – 27, 2020 (Cooperstown).

  • Donor Appreciation Weekend:
  • Join fellow Hall of Fame supporters and a Hall of Famer in Cooperstown for a special weekend dedicated to those who contribute to support the Museum. Champions will be invited to a private dinner with the Hall of Famer at the Otesaga Resort Hotel. October 17, 2020.

    Other Benefits

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    • Recognition as a Hall of Fame Champion on our donor wall within the Museum. The listing on the donor wall is updated annually in the summer.

    • Access to a private behind-the-scenes tour of the Museum’s collection storage vault when you visit Cooperstown. This rare opportunity is available to schedule, at an agreed upon time, and will give you an inside look at the Museum and items from our collection that are not currently on display.

    • Recognition on the donor roster in Memories and Dreams magazine.

    • Subscription to Memories and Dreams, the Museum’s bi-monthly magazine, and the current edition of the annual Hall of Fame Yearbook.

    • A Champion card, which may be used to gain complimentary admission to the Museum when visiting Cooperstown.

    • 10% discount and free shipping on purchases from the Museum Store and online shop.

    Contact Us

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    To become a Champion or to learn more contact:

    Ken Meifert
    Vice President, Sponsorship and Development
    607.547.0286
    [email protected]

    Jason Schiellack
    Director of Development and Sponsorship
    607.547.0230
    [email protected]

    * Gifts such as membership dues, fundraising event registration fees and general and project-specific donations count toward the annual contribution total.


    The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) educational institution and your donation is tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. Please consult your tax advisor for additional details.

    Support Opportunities

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