Wiffleball Tournament to Benefit Pitches for PKU – September 7th
by Brian Coll
Recently I caught up with Joe and Cassie and their two amazing little girls. Last year I was late to the party when it came time for the 1st annual wiffleball tournament to raise money for PKU. Last year they raised $18,000 and with your help, this year they can raise even more. So, this year I wanted to get the ball rolling a little earlier and help spread the word about this fun event, for practically all ages.
It’s a wiffleball tournament and kids can be on the teams too. Gather a few friends, call our friends at Don Lens and get some shirts made if you want to. Registration is open until at least September 1st… sign up and check out the website at http://www.pitchesforpku.com
So, we don’t have all the details but of course their website does. Sounds like each team is guaranteed at least 3 games with a round robin tournament at the end to determine the winner, but in this case, aren’t we all winners? I think each player gets a shirt (that’s why they would like teams to register in advance)
If you are a business and seeing this, if you have enough employees, create a team. If you want to sponsor the event in some way reach out to them.
It looks like about 5 players per team, each team pays $150 registration fee. Every penny helps fund finding a cure for this very rare disease.
I need to take a minute here…. having met this young family, I feel for them. I have two young children and I really wouldn’t know what to do if a call came a few days after their birth that something was wrong. Until last year I had never heard of this. Less than 20,000 live with this in the United States. This is a good young family, working to bring this issue to light while having a fun day in our community.
If you can play and support this, great, if you can’t play but want to see this rare disease get funding it deserves, reach out to them on them website.
Thank you for taking a minute and reading this today.