July 14, 2015
As of tomorrow we will be one month away from our tournament for the 2015 year, we play Saturday August 15th, at Union Street Complex in Bangor. I've heard from a few teams at this point to let me know they are playing this year, but I wanted to remind you if I receive the registration fee prior to August 1st the cost is $100 per team. If you get it to me after then up to and including the day of the tournament the cost is $120 per team.
Sign in period starts at 8am, rules meeting at 8:30am, first game is at 9am, then on the hour until 3pm, with the playoffs slated to start at 3:30 (ish). We will again have 2 divisions of play the Open division which is the more competitive grouping with 24 playoff teams advancing, and the Executive division which is still competitive and will crown a champion but it's not as a high level as the Open division.
We are working on lining up sponsors now (if you or your business/organization would like to advertise with us and be a sponsor please let me know), and raffle items, we will again have our annual home run derby and 50/50 raffle too. Save the date and plan to stop in and visit even if you can't come and play.
April 14, 2015
I just wanted to touch base with everyone and let you know how things are going. First, save the third Saturday in August again for Year 8 of Wiffle for A Wish, we'll play August 15th rain or shine.
Secondly, there have been some changes to the structure of the event. I'm in the process of turning this little event in to it's own non-profit entity. I've created a Board of Directors and the paper work is underway. We'll have our own Tax ID number and all donations will be tax exempt this year because of it. It should make everything much easier for you and for me, and hopefully it allows us to raise more money.
Thirdly, if you have any ideas of corporate sponsors, or people to donate food, drinks, or items for raffle prizes please let me know and I'll be in touch with them.
And finally, the plan is to have 3 groups of competition again this year, the Open Division (where Master Batters are the 2-Time champions), the Executive Division (Bad News Bears the 2014 champs), and I want to start up the Youth Division again after a one year hiatus (11 to 15 year old players).
The Senior League World Series dates have been moved in Bangor starting this year, so other than the Cancer Walk in Brewer we are the only other event going on, bring your friends, get a team together from work and play in the Executive Division, find some ringers and play in the Open Division. Let's really get this thing going for 2015. Registration opens May 1st. I'm taking donations now.