JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A local Jacksonville boy got the chance of a lifetime when he, and the rest of his baseball team, traveled to the home of the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.

"I can't explain it. It was so awesome," said 11-year-old Tyler Burney.

It took a year of fundraising for a week's trip to Cooperstown.

Burney's and his team worked for the trip and a chance to play ball against teams from across the country, in one of baseball's most historic sites.

Robert Brown coached the team and took them to play ball in the home of the hall of fame.

Tyler's mom Kim says the trip was about so much more than baseball.

"Best experience my family could ever do," said Kim.

Tyler was cultured in more than baseball, although he does have a tournament championship ring to show for it.

Tyler says he's hoping to go back next year, so the fundraising begins right now.