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June 5-7, 2015



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The 10th Anniversary Pitch for the Cure will be here in:

2015 Pitch for the Cure

Pitch for the Cure has been postponed.
Please see here for more details.

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 near 250 6U TB/CP, 8U MP, 10U - 18U teams resulting in appr. 600 games in one weekend event!

  • 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 $50 of each team registration. 

  • 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.  (Read 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.  

  • Vendors, Sponsors, Volunteers, USSSA Umpires and 6 ballparks in Springdale, Fayetteville, Rogers & Bentonville, AR will all be happy to see you at the 10th annual 3-day event beginning Friday June 5th.  All teams should expect to begin games on Friday while the final teams will finish up on the evening of Sunday June 7th. 

Pre-order your event shirts!

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Guarantee size & colors for your team.
Pick them up all at once at team check-in!
Order deadline:
Tuesday 5/19/15 8:00 PM

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A 10th Anniversary!!


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.



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, our Silent Auction, Volunteers and 4 GREAT CITIES OF NORTHWEST ARKANSAS.

Prize Package:

  • First place teams in each fastpitch bracket will receive matching 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.

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. 

Sponsors & Volunteers!

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

Approximately 90% of the teams attending our event are non-"local" families (driving at least 1 hour and most drive 2-6 hours).  Almost everyone is in the same boat when it comes to being from out of town and traveling.  Please be prepared for team check-in and 1st games on Friday!

Softball games will be played starting Friday afternoon 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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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 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.
  • Support the importance and the impact of girls in team sports!
  • 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 with the IRS and the state of 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 7 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 $170,000 for Komen Ozark.  These funds include donations of 20
% of weekend profits plus an additional $50 of each team registration.


Non-Profit for Community Athletes functions as a channel, both for athletes and the community. We facilitate community service and involvement, the promotion of affirmative social skills alongside with their sports skills so that athletes are prepared to step into their future to create a positive impact in the world. These intentions are reached by using a variety of activities to support the 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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