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In memory of Traci Hardig.  A beautiful friend, met at the 1st Pitch for the Cure....


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2015 Pitch for the Cure

Team Registration Opens VERY SOON!

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 2015, 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 $170,000 for Susan G. Komen for the Cure.  Our event donates 20% of all profits plus some of our weekend activities bring in fundraising dollars that are donated 100% to Komen. 

  • funds 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.  (About the Non-Profit for Community Athletes.)

  • Besides 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.  

Teach your players THIS important sign.

  • The 10th Annual 3-day Event begins on Friday June 5th and ends on Sunday June 7th.  All teams should expect to begin games on Friday.

  • vendors, sponsors, volunteers and 6 ballparks in Springdale, Fayetteville, Rogers & Bentonville, AR.

Pre-order your event shirts!
Guarantee size & colors for your team.
Pick them up all at once at team check-in!
Order deadline:
Wednesday 5/20/15 8:00 PM


Donated to Komen for the Cure
Since 2006

Thank -YOU- for doing your part!

$10,000 DONATED TO kOMEN IN 2013

Make an online tax-deductible donation to Pitch for the Cure with your Paypal account or credit card.

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 REGISTER EARLY


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 vendors and our Silent Auction.
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 $450.

  • 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.

  • Prize Package:

    • First place teams in each fastpitch bracket will receive matching Schutt Sports softball helmets with face guards for the entire team!

    • Full paid entry will be made to the 2015 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 2015 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.

  • Post-game data will be available at www.usssa.com.

  • 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 scoreboard. 

  • Coaches, players and parents can be guaranteed to have event shirts in their choice of colors before we sell out!  Pre-order these 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 additional fees.)

Sponsors & Volunteers!

We are always looking for you!
Please contact us on how you can partner with Pitch for the Cure!

Approximately 95% 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.?


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Send it along to your boss or the in-laws to show them your support of the event! 

Why join this tournament??
  • Promote your teamís charitable involvement.
  • Visible commitment in the fight against breast cancer.
  • Celebrate breast cancer survivors and show you care about those that are currently battling breast cancer.
  • Great competition!
  • Opportunity to WIN various team awards.
  • Enjoy playing softball with people you know and meeting new people!
  • Share the importance of thinking globally with your team members and other teams/volunteers.
  • Have fun!

Teach your 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.



ABOUT 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.

501(c)3 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.





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