JOIN THE FIGHT
June 6-8 2014
MAR 7 NOW OPEN
& pARK aDDRESSES
NON-PROFIT FOR COMMUNITY ATHLETES
Pitch for the Cure will be
2014 Team Registration
NOW OPEN March
Pitch for the Cure is set up as an open
tournament with a 3-game minimum. This is a
girls' fastpitch USSSA "DOUBLE" NIT tournament
for 6U T-ball or Coach Pitch, 8U machine pitch and 10U through 18U teams.
Check out the
chart to see how NIT events collect points. Then Points are DOUBLEd
on top of that for Pitch for the Cure!
Curious on how the game format plays out?
Best of luck to all our
competitors and coaches!
Ways to Register
Teams will be added
to the USSSA tournament listings after registration forms and
payment has been received.
Print and Mail:
2014 Print Form
(Mailing Address is on the form)
payment with a PayPal account,
Credit Card or online check. The print form (above)
will still be required for complete registration.
email attach it to:
PITCH FOR THE CURE SHOP to pay online.
Registration and Gate
fees are rolled into one advance payment of $400.
Guests will NOT be
asked to stop and pay GATE FEES at any of our PFTC parks! These
fees are paid during the team registration process.
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 2014 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 2014 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.
will be available at
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
Coaches, players and parents can be guaranteed to
have event shirts in their choice of colors before we sell out!
online or mail-in by the deadline date and we'll have your team order
ready to pick up at the event.
All attending players will receive a gift
bag with items donated by Pitch for the Cure supporters!
Please check out the other team and individual activities that are
taking place this weekend. (Some require pre-registration or
Team registration for this event is
completely 1st come, 1st served based on payment received.
PFTC ALWAYS FILLS UP MONTHS IN ADVANCE! Space fills by physical
field space not by slots in any brackets.
If this is a tourney that you want to play...
PAY RIGHT AWAY.
Team Challenge Donation
...or "Teach your players THIS important sign."
In addition to team registration fees
(which cover gate fees), we
challenge each team to raise funds to give directly to Ozark Komen for
the Cure. We refer to this as your "Team
Challenge Donation" which comes due at the tournament.
Since 2006, we've collectively donated $165,000 to Komen
Ozark. Our goal for 2014 is $25,000. How do we get there?
This would include each team
fundraising and contributing to the Team Challenge Donations and the
Non-Profit for Community Athletes donation of 20%
that are fully reserved for Komen.
We present An award to the team with the
highest Team Challenge Donation in each bracket plus an
Champion Award Winner!
These winners get their award plus are listed on our site. Because Team Challenge Donations are
direct donations without a service, they are 100% tax-deductible
directed by law.
critical purpose of this challenge and part of our event mission
is for the girls to see
they can be in making a difference. It takes every girl on the
team to play the game, just like this challenge. It's fabulous to come together
as a softball community and Play the sport they love (we all love) and
make a difference. Where the real empowerment comes is when these girls
learn that by reaching out into their neighborhoods, schools, extended
families, local businesses or online,.... just outside of their circle
of friends....they can find a voice that brings real change.
like diving -a bit further- for that ball and catching it for the out.
for that reaching out to others in the name of community service brings
undeniable change. Just like everything else in life, It is SO much better for them to become comfortable with
doing this in the younger years, knowing that they
can do it! Don't we owe it to our girls to
guide them and reinforce this lesson now?
We take them to softball practices every week. They
will ALWAYS be part of a community, town, state, country, environment,
etc. and most likely always part of some sort of organized group. Please
step up to the plate and accept the challenge to be a part of this
activity with your players. These opportunities are not as easily
accessible nor as highly prioritized as they once were "back in the day".
society celebrates the leaders so let's show our youth how to be
community leaders in addition to their other dreams. Let's practice,
practice, practice their leadership skills and good citizenship, too!
Remember that these activities make great additions to
college applications, especially for those girls that step up and take
on leadership roles with their fundraising. Other programs (yes, including for younger girls)
also like to see this kind of work on applications. These programs
might be camps, scholarships, limited attendance programs (of all
types), internships, classes, honor programs, clubs, etc.
We love hearing your stories! Thanks for sharing.
Pre-order your event
Guarantee size &
colors for your team.
Pick them up all
at once at team check-in!
Order deadline May 18th
shirt images coming soon!
|Each team must be registered
with USSSA for the 2014 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 or include $30 with your Pitch for the Cure Team
Registration Form. we can get you set up in the USSSA system and
the userid/password will be emailed to you. 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.
Director reserves the right to modify tournament format or other events
connected to PFTC.
If you have any questions, or need additional information, please contact:
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 Program Flip Book
May 12th - Cutoff date for team name corrections on event shirt
May 19th - Deadline date T-shirt pre-orders
May 19th - Primary deadline for
for PFTC Digital Program Flip Book.
Be sure to check out the new options here.
*The 1st 50 teams that complete registration
along with having their online roster completed, will be entered into a special
drawing. Two 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 two teams!
Prizes will be
announced prior to the shirt pre-order deadline date.
Registration Refund Policy:
Registration fees can be refunded before our bracketing process
begins. Please keep in mind that this refers to before we
-BEGIN- putting our
brackets together which is a lengthy process 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
Services 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.
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 in 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 $165,000 for Komen Ozark. These funds include
donations of at least 20%
of profits from each annual
event along with donations that are specifically dedicated 100%
to Komen from special weekend
activities occurring at each event.
Non-Profit for Community Athletes functions as an organized sports club
that encourages community service and promotes affirmative social skills
along with sports skills so that our athletes are prepared to step into
their future and create a positive impact in the world. These
intentions are reached by using a variety of activities to support
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.
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.