Hall of Fame Champions

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 donors and Members fondly share about their visits to Cooperstown, sometimes from decades ago.

The memories of seeing a Babe Ruth bat, taking a photo of Roberto Clemente’s plaque, watching Carlton Fisk wave his home run fair in the Whole New Ball Game exhibit and the feelings evoked while seeing “their guy” and celebrating his induction into the Hall of Fame.

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 and stories in baseball history can’t be preserved without your help.

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



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As a thank you for their generous mission support, Champions enjoy access to exclusive baseball experiences throughout the year*, including:

  • 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. October 2021.

  • Class of 2022 Press Conference:
  • Attend the BBWAA’s Hall of Fame Class of 2022 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.

  • 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.

  • Hall of Fame Induction Weekend 2022:
  • 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, 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 and will enjoy premium reserved seating at the Induction Ceremony.

    * Access to special experiences are available through invitation only (weather and public safety conditions permitting). Experiences are subject to change.

    Other Benefits

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    • Recognition as a Champion on our donor wall within the Museum. The listing on the donor wall is updated annually in the spring or 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
    [email protected]

    Jason Schiellack
    Director of Development and Sponsorship
    [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.

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