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June 6-8 2014
MAR 7 NOW OPEN
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NON-PROFIT FOR COMMUNITY ATHLETES
Pitch for the Cure will be
2014 Pitch for the Cure
NOW OPEN March
The breakdown about Pitch for the Cure:
a girls' fastpitch softball
charity tournament bringing teams from all over the state of
AR plus 6 other states.
For 2014, we'll draw 250+
6U TB/CP, 8U MP, 10U - 18U teams to bracket resulting in
appr. 600 games for one weekend.
Since creating and
presenting the very first Pitch for the Cure in 2006, we've
raised $165,000 for Susan. G. Komen for the Cure. Our event
of all profits
plus some of our weekend activities bring in fundraising
dollars that are donated 100%
are raised through a special partnership for the Non-Profit
for Community Athletes and Komen for the Cure Ozark
Affiliate. Both are 501(c)3 organizations.
for Community Athletes.)
fundraising, this unique event has higher ambitions of a
more global nature. We also connect regional youth to fight against breast
cancer plus empower girls to be active for change in their communities.
The 9th Annual 3-day Event
begins on Friday June 6th and ends on Sunday June 8th.
All teams should expect to begin games on Friday.
and 6 ballparks in Springdale, Fayetteville,
Pre-order your event
Guarantee size &
colors for your team.
Pick them up all
at once at team check-in!
Order deadline May 19th
shirt images coming soon!
Donated to Komen for the Cure
Thank -YOU- for doing your
$10,000 DONATED TO
kOMEN IN 2013
In 2006 we started with 68 teams and
then upped that to 88 teams in 2007. Pitch 2008 had 102 registered
teams and in 2009 there were 142. For 2010, we flew even higher to
166 teams and in 2011: 204! Each year we add more fields,
but space is ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS sold out, so
Our Pitch tournament weekend brings more than 12,000 people a day
on Friday and Saturday to our local softball parks. Besides seeing some of
the best fastpitch softball action in the region, you'll find here
On Saturday evening we have time set aside for presenting awards
for skills/contests winners, naming our top Team
Challenge Fundraising Winners and coming together for our special
balloon release tribute ceremony
Registration and Gate
fees are rolled into one advance payment of $400..
Guests will NOT be
asked to stop and pay GATE FEES at any of our PFTC parks! These
fees are paid during the team registration process.
First place teams in each
fastpitch bracket will receive matching Schutt Sports softball helmets with face guards for the
Full paid entry will
be made to the 2014 USSSA World Series for the 1st place teams in each
age bracket, if they choose to compete and qualify.
Half paid entry will
be made to the 2014 USSSA World Series for the 2nd place teams in each
age bracket, if they choose to compete and qualify.
Individual awards are
presented for 1st-4th place teams.
will be available at
Pitch for the Cure
provides all game balls.
Scorekeepers will be
provided when available. When not provided, a representative from
each team will be asked to "man" the scorebox. Home teams will
serve as the official book and visiting teams will operate the
Coaches, players and parents can be guaranteed to
have event shirts in their choice of colors before we sell out!
online or mail-in by the deadline date and we'll have your team order
ready to pick up at the event.
All attending players will receive a gift
bag with items donated by Pitch for the Cure supporters!
Please check out the other team and individual activities that are
taking place this weekend. (Some require pre-registration or
Sponsors & Volunteers!
We are always looking for you!
on how you can partner
with Pitch for the Cure!
of the teams attending our
event are non-"local" families (driving at least 1 hour). Almost
everyone is in the same boat when it comes to being from out of town and traveling.
Please be prepared for 1st games on Friday night!
Softball games will be played starting Friday evening then played all
day Saturday and Sunday. We'll have close to 600 games to get in
during the weekend. That's lots of ball games!!
Coaches and Parents
Where are you going to get info
on brackets, schedules, deadlines, contests, maps, directions,
ceremonies, team ads, results, surveys, etc.?
Be sure that you
receive all the information you need for Pitch for the Cure
on social media!
Get those links here!
Please "Share" if you care!
Pass along the info to the coaches, parents & players
on your team ~or~ to friends on other teams.
Send it along to your boss or the in-laws to show them your support of the
Why join this tournament??
commitment in the fight against breast cancer.
breast cancer survivors and show you care about those that are currently
battling breast cancer.
WIN various team awards.
softball with people you know and meeting new people!
importance of thinking globally with your team members and other
- Promote your
teamís charitable involvement.
daughter how to perform her self breast exams. Here's a
great teen health link for directions on SBE.
Teen Self Breast Exams
A video of a more detailed nature (and
real life demo) is available on the Komen website.
PITCH FOR THE CURE (www.pitchforthecure.org):
Pitch for the Cure is a program of the Non-Profit for
Community Athletes, a charitable organization registered in Arkansas.
This annual charity event began in 2006 and hosts girls fastpitch teams
from a far-reaching regional area surrounding Northwest Arkansas.
More than 12,000 players, coaches, fans, vendors, umpires and volunteers
from at least 6 states are present at each Pitch for the Cure weekend.
Six ballparks in FOUR NWA cities are used to play out 600+ tournament
games in Springdale, Fayetteville, Bentonville and Rogers, AR.
The event is presented in special
partnership with Susan G. Komen for the Cure Ozark Affiliate.
Funds raised through the event will support other programs of the
Non-Profit for Community Athletes as well as Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Ozark Affiliate. These additional global ambitions assist in
connecting regional youth to fight against breast cancer and empower
girls to be active for change in their communities and making a
difference in society.
Since creating and presenting the first event in 2006, Pitch for the
Cure has raised $165,000 for Komen Ozark. These funds include
donations of at least 20%
of profits from each annual
event along with donations that are specifically dedicated 100%
to Komen from special weekend
activities occurring at each event.
Non-Profit for Community Athletes functions as an organized sports club
that encourages community service and promotes affirmative social skills
along with sports skills so that our athletes are prepared to step into
their future and create a positive impact in the world. These
intentions are reached by using a variety of activities to support
athletes on a one-on-one basis; to attain their goals through team
sports; and to give athletes and their families opportunities to shine
both in and out of their sporting arenas.
Tax ID #46-2558970
Non-Profit for Community Athletes uses sports as a means
for improving the quality of the community by promoting athleticism,
volunteerism, leadership, citizenship and sportsmanship.