2017 Events | American Legion World Series Baseball - Shelby NC

2017 Events


July 31, 2017
Volunteer Appreciation Night @ LeGrand Center, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

August 5
5th Annual 7th Inning Stretch Festival – Uptown Shelby
5k run/walk, 8:00 am
Little Miss ALWS Pageant, 2:30 pm

Festival, 3:00-10:00 pm

Look for K-9 demonstrations by Shelby Police Department and Cleveland County Sheriff’s Department, kids’ activities, cornhole, obstacle course, sports moonwalk, wrecking ball, USAA mascot Freedom and more!

Southern Experience

Dirty Grass Soul

Charlie Daniels Band 8:30 pm

Bring a chair or blanket and have a good time! (Streets blocked)

August 6
Regional Champions determined!

August 8
Teams arrive in Shelby.

National Commander’s Reception @ LeGrand Center, 6:00 p.m. 
By invitation – for National Officials & Sponsors.  North Carolina Army National Guard equipment on display.  Special presentations at reception. Kellie Pickler – Entertainer

August 9

Host City Welcome 
Uptown Shelby  5:15 p.m.
*Come meet and greet all eight regional teams
*Cornhole Tournament among all eight regional teams
*Medallion presentation to players by Mayor Anthony and City Council

Summer Brooke and the Mountain Faith Band take the stage at 5:15 p.m.

Caroline Allen 8:15 p.m.


August 10 – Games begin
Senior Citizens Day!  Seniors receive Free Admission. 

August 11 – Games continue
Salute to Academic Achievement Day – Students who participated in special summer academic courses receive a tournament pass courtesy of a sponsor.

August 12 – Games continue
USAA Military Appreciation Day – Veterans and Military Personnel receive free admission

Yoga in the Outfield, 9:00 am

First 600 veterans and active military personnel receive free caps & free commemorative coins & awards

  • American Legion Riders
  • Veterans March – Recognition of Medal of Honor Recipient 

August 13 –  Games continue
Salute to Law Enforcement Day! – ALL Law Enforcement admitted FREE

August 14
Games continue (Semifinals)
Youth Athletic Day! Youth wearing their team jerseys will receive FREE admission. 

Games 13 and 14

4 pm, Winner “Stars” vs “Runner-up Stripes”

7:30 pm, Winner “Stripes” vs Runner-up “Stars”

August 15


Winner Game 13 vs Winner Game 14

Games 1 – 6 viewed espn3

Saturday, Sunday Games and Mondays Semifinals

& Championship Tuesday LIVE ON! 

Events and times subject to change by National Office.