Welcome to www.bigleaguewiffleball.com! BLWB is the creation of Nick Benas and Jared Verrillo. These WIFFLE veterans have been hosting tournaments for over a decade and playing the game since they were able to stand upright! The childhood friends grew up in Guilford, CT, a mere flyball's distance from the WIFFLE factory where the bats and balls are made in Shelton, CT. Jared says, "We created a top-notch WIFFLE field on a cul–de-sac at the end of Bunker Hill Road." It was on this field that the dream of BLWB had its genesis. Nick says, “As a kid, the idea definitely occurred to me that if I could do this full-time, I would.” The seed didn’t find soil until Nick completed his schooling and service with the Marine Corps, including a tour in Iraq training Iraqi police. Jared finished school as well. Both found themselves working their nine-to-fives, until the American dream began to gnaw at them with memories of those WIFFLE games on Bunker Hill Road. They decided to give it a shot, and Big League WIFFLE ball was born. That was January 2007, and they haven’t looked back. Booking tournaments across the country, watching families and friends compete at what was once considered a child’s game, being contacted for appearances on television shows like Fox’s "This Week in Baseball" and CNBC’s "The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch," and watching WIFFLE capture a nation’s sporting attention has them certain they made the right choice. Not too proud to give something back, a portion of their profits are dedicated to The Jimmy Fund which supports cancer research and care at Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. “My mother battled and beat cancer, so this charity is important to me,” Nick says.
According to Nick and Jared, “Big League WIFFLE ball is about America at its finest. Families and friends getting out on a Saturday afternoon, getting exercise, having fun, barbecuing, being together. More and more people are discovering this, and we love helping them discover it.” With the biggest cash prizes, closest ties to those in the WIFFLE community, and the most expertise of the WIFFLE phenomenon, make your reservation on www.bigleaguewiffleball.com today. The co-commissioners of Big League WIFFLE ball are working hard to ensure that a total blast awaits you.
Commissioners: Nick Benas and Jared Verrillo
Sandlot Recreation, LLC
P.O. Box 292
Guilford, CT 06437
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Big League WIFFLE Ball
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Whitewater, WI 53190
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