Stemming from the desire to give back to the Community we live in and support the causes which have impacted the lives of so many we know, even more we don’t know, a passionate number of Marlboro’s MVP Softball League players have banned together to create the 2019 Inaugural Whiffle Ball Classic. An event which will create continued awareness and benefit the programs of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and Autism Speaks. Foundations which are tremendous advocacy organizations sponsoring research, awareness and outreach activities to those affected and their families. The Founders of the Whiffle Ball Classic expect to continue this as an annual event, designating other meaningful causes to assist.
The Whiffle Ball Classic event takes the familiar whiffle ball game we all played as kids and arranges its participants into Pre-Teen; Co-Ed; Woman’s; and Men’s divisions, both in competitive and non-competitive formats. Teams consist of 5-7 players, and games are played in standardized dimensions, with pitching, fielding, and absent the need for base running. Essentially an offensive automatic format, with hits falling safely into zones allotted for singles, doubles, triples and home-runs. This seamlessly evens the playing field to cross many age groups, allowing for multi-generational teams.
We would love to have you participate in our event, perhaps provide sponsorship funds, making it a successful and enjoyable day for all involved, and the programs we are supporting.
Michael A. Leonardi