Since 2005 the Bend Elks Baseball Club, in cooperation with the local Bend area high school baseball programs and the Bend Metro Park and Recreation District, have operated
the 3 day weekend tournament. It has emerged over time to be one of the "must attend" events for youth baseball teams throughout the state of Oregon.
Bend is located in the foothills of Central Oregon's Cascade Mountains on the edge of a Ponderosa pine forest as it transitions into the high desert plateau. Outdoorsy, yet sophisticated, Bend is the State's hottest destination spot. Oregon's playground is where it's at if you like mountain biking, hiking, rafting, golfing, fishing, climbing, camping, skiing and/or general sightseeing. The area features several resorts and Historic Bend, a must-do locale, with 250 specialty shops, restaurants, brew pubs, art galleries, antique stores, coffee houses and such, coupled with Bohemian flare and historic charm. At an elevation of 3,628 feet, Bend enjoys the predominately dry climate of the Great Basin. Sunny days, low humidity and cool nights are common. The city of Bend and the surrounding area look forward to hosting this tournament as it generates economic vitality in hosting teams from outside the area.