Medford Invitational Tournament Ends After 18 Years

MIT Challenger Day event to continue

The Medford Invitational Tournament announced today that the 12 year-old all-star tournament has ended after 18 years. The MIT signature event, Challenger Day, will continue.

MIT President and CEO, Ron Giovino stated; “It was not an easy decision for the board of directors, but we are all confident it is the right one at the right time. We will now continue to focus on our signature event, Challenger Day, which is a celebration of all-stars who play the game despite the challenges of mental and physical disabilities.” (The year’s Challenger Event will be held on August 17th at Bruce Field in Malden.)

The Medford Invitational Tournament had its humble beginnings with a small four team weekend tournament back in 1996. Over the past eighteen years, the MIT has been recognized for providing excellence in baseball for Little League age all-stars. The MIT brand of baseball showcased a keen celebration of baseball, fun, and sportsmanship.

“I am so proud of the many years of our tournament and the more than two thousand young athletes we impacted over that period. We successfully demonstrated that baseball can be played at a high competitive level while insuring that everyone is having fun. I want to thank our board of directors, the players and coaches, the many volunteers, and to the business community for all their support over the years.”, Giovino concluded.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Ron Giovino at 617-365-0524 or email at

– Submitted by Ron Giovino

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