Pitch for the Cure is a girls' fastpitch softball tournament that raises
funds for NWA Chicks but also has additional global ambitions
attached to it. We connect regional youth to fight against breast
cancer and empower girls to be active for change in their communities.
The 8th Annual Pitch for the Cure is presented by
the NWA Chicks, in special
partnership with Susan G. Komen for the Cure Ozark Affiliate.
Since creating and presenting the very first Pitch for the Cure in 2006, we've
raised $155,000 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.
Each team that
participates in the Pitch tournament is challenged to collect and bring a
challenge donation that will be given directly to Ozark Komen for the
donation is tax-deductible for each team or individual that donates.
Online donations can be accepted through each
Site on this website.
Donations can also be made to a general Pitch 2013 fund that will go directly to
Ozark Komen. During the tournament these donations will be
presented to Ozark Komen and an award for the most substantial team donation
will be given.
3-day weekend event involves
200+ girls' fastpitch softball teams for 6U TB, 8U MP, 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U and 18U brackets, plus
and ballparks in Springdale, Fayetteville & Bentonville, AR.
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!
first 50 teams with completed registration and requirements will
be included in a bonus
All tournament games and activities will
take place in NW Arkansas. We use the J. B. Hunt Softball Complex
and Tyson Sports Complex in Springdale, Gary Hampton and Lake
Fayetteville parks in Fayetteville plus Memorial Park in Bentonville.
This is a
USSSA NIT DOUBLE POINTS weekend!
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
Registration and Gate fees
are rolled into one advance payment of $400.
NOT be asked to stop and pay GATE FEES at any of our PFTC
parks! These fees are paid during the team registration process.
Teams can pre-order event shirts to
guarantee sizes and colors are received
Other team, group and individual
contests take place during the weekend.
First place teams in each
fastpitch bracket will receive matching softball helmets with face guards for the
Full paid entry will be made
to the 2013 USSSA World Series for the 1st place teams in each age
bracket, if they choose to compete & qualify.
Half paid entry will be made to the 2013 USSSA World Series for the 2nd
place teams in each age bracket, if they choose to compete & qualify.
Individual awards are
presented for 1st-4th place teams.
of the teams attending our
event are non-"local" families (driving at least 1 hour). Almost
everyone is in the same boat of being out of town and traveling in.
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 over 600 games to get in
during the weekend. That's lots of ball games!!
Pre-order your event
& colors for your team.
Pick them up all
at once at team check-in!
Deadline May 27th
2013 shirt image coming soon!
Coaches and Parents
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
Join our PFTC Facebook page
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Check out our boards and follow us on Pinterest.
PFTC on Twitter
sponsors, partners, volunteers, etc.
PitchTeams to get updates primarily near & during event weekend
Please "Share" if you care!
Pass along the info to the coaches, parents & players on your team...
Send it along to friends on other teams!
Our Pitch tournament includes
(merchandise, service oriented and health care provider/info), food, photographers,
balloon release tribute ceremony
where we also present the Team Challenge awards and team/group/individual
During our event weekend we also give a public check presentation to
Ozark Komen for the Cure with the grand total of all funds that are raised
by the event and by each of our teams!
We are always looking for you!
on how you can partner
with Pitch for the Cure!
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.
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.
various win 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.