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

2015 Pitch for the Cure

Our 10th Anniversary Event...

June 5-7, 2015

Team Registration is now OPEN!!

Team Registration Details

Pitch for the Cure is a girls' fastpitch USSSA "DOUBLE" NIT tournament for 6U T-ball or Coach Pitch teams, 8U machine pitch teams and 10U through 18U teams.  Brackets are formatted as an open tournament with a 3-game guarantee minimum. 

$450 advance Team Registration Fee includes:
  • Registration for the 10th Annual Pitch for the Cure!!
  • $50 of the fee is now automatically a tax-deductible charitable donation by your team, your sponsor or whoever writes YOUR checks!  (The "Team Challenge" donation will not be requested from your team as in previous years.)
  • Gate entry....Open gates at all tournament parks.
  • Player gift bags for each player that attends with their team, includes great items inside.
  • Entry in contests (drawing for several prizes in advance of event).
  • Free Pitch for the Cure Catalog to all your devices (online digital flip-book) - shareable to family/friends.
  • Small team photo listing on the "Teams Page" of our Pitch for the Cure Catalog.  (This photo must be submitted by deadline date.)
  • Full page team ad for $100 ($25 discount) in Pitch for the Cure Catalog or opportunity to earn a free full page ad by selling a full priced full or double paged non-team ad (some restrictions).
  • Starter points in the Team Scavenger Hunt.
  • Double NIT USSSA points for teams placing 1st - 32nd.  Great to have just before State and World Series!!

 

Check out the USSSA points chart to see how NIT events collect points.
Points are then DOUBLED on top of that for Pitch for the Cure!

Curious on how the game format plays out?  Check here!

 

 

Please check out the other team and individual activities that are taking place this weekend.
(Some require pre-registration or additional fees.)


How to Register

 

Team registration for this event is completely 1st come, 1st served based on payment & form receipt.  Space is reserved once the Registration Form with payment is received at PFTC and a confirmation email along with a PARTICIPATION ELIGIBILITY list has been sent to the coach/contact listed on the form.  (Provided space is still available and the team is in good standing.)

 

Teams will be added to the tournament event listings pages after space is reserved but will only be only bracketed if their PARTICIPATION ELIGIBILITY lists have been completed and returned to PFTC.


PLEASE NOTE:

  • PFTC ALWAYS FILLS UP IN ADVANCE!

  • Space fills by physical field space rather than bracket slots.

  • Pitch for the Cure is now a Stay-to-Play event but team registration is required -PRIOR- to making hotel reservations with TTI.

 

Register your team now:
 
 >>
PITCH FOR THE CURE SHOP <<


 

Important registration dates
to keep in mind:

 

  • ASAP- The 1st 50 teams with completed registration and requirements will be included in a bonus drawing*

  • May 12th - Deadline for 3"x3" Team Photo for PFTC Digital Catalog

  • May 12th - Cutoff date for team name corrections on event shirt artwork

  • May 19th - Deadline date event shirt pre-orders

  • May 19th - Primary deadline for Team Ads for PFTC Digital Event Catalog.  Be sure to check out the new options.

*The 1st 50 teams that complete registration along with having their qualifications completed, will be entered into a special drawing.  Two of those teams will be drawn to receive FREE event shirts for the players (up to 12 qty).  This is a prize value of approx. $145.00 for each of the two teams! 

Prizes will be announced prior to the shirt pre-order deadline date.
 

Team Registration Refund Policy:

 

Registration fees may only be refunded before our bracketing process begins.  Please keep in mind that this refers to before we -BEGIN- this process which is lengthy for an event of this size.  If your team should need to withdraw after this process is underway, we hope you'll understand that your previously paid fees will be re-categorized as a donation.  At that point, as a donation it will be tax-deductible as perceived by local and federal tax laws.  For these tax purposes the Non-Profit for Community Athletes 501(c)3 Tax Id # is:  #46-2558970.  Team registration fees for teams that attend the event are considered payment for a service/product and therefore not tax-deductible. 

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. 

Best of luck to all our
competitors and coaches!

Each team must be registered with USSSA for the 2015 season prior to the PFTC bracketing process, as well as have a full USSSA roster posted online.  You can register your team at the USSSA website at  USSSA Create UserID.  We appreciate your cooperation with these requirements.  Preparing brackets and other details for an event this size begins many weeks/months prior to the expected date for bracket release. 

Each team's registration confirms a release of any persons involved with Pitch for the Cure, the Non-Profit for Community Athletes and Komen for the Cure of any liability for any injuries or damages incurred by such team.  This includes but is not limited to coaches, players, parents (or other guests), photographers, paid personnel or volunteers.

Tournament Director reserves the right to modify tournament format or other events connected to Pitch for the Cure at their sole discretion.
If you have any questions, or need additional information, please contact: 
EVENTCHAIR@pitchforthecure.org

 

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

 

Pre-order your event shirts!

2015 Event Shirt Image Coming Soon
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

2015 Event Shirt Image Coming Soon

 

 

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.


ABOUT OUR ORGANIZATION:

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

A MISSION:

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.

www.pitchforthecure.org

 

 

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