August 14th, 2010 marks the date for the 4th annual Reds Community Fund Summer WIFFLE® Classic.
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Tournament Director, Brian Blinn, approached the Reds several years ago with this idea and through a lot of hard work and dedication to the game of Wiffle, has been able to convince the Reds that this is a fun and unique event worth hosting.
The tournament is set up as a Round Robin in the morning and a single elimination tournament in the afternoon (seeded from the round robin play). 50+ teams play in this annual event and it seems to grow every year. What started out as a “local draw” has turned into a regional and NATIONAL draw now. Teams from as far away as North Carolina and Arizona come to play!
The top 4 teams from the Summer Classic are invited to the indoor tournament at Redsfest in December! Also, the winning team receives trophies and they get to throw out the coveted “first pitch” at a Reds Game the day after the tournament! All teams that enter get a T-shirt and ticket to the Reds game the following day as well (among other freebies).
The event is a fundraiser for the Reds Community Fund (the non-profit arm of the Cincinnati Reds) which has dedicated itself to at-risk youth throughout greater Cincinnati. Whether it’s renovating baseball fields, providing opportunities to kids with disabilities, underwriting expenses for inner-city teams or hosting a “Reds Rookie Success League”, the Reds Community Fund finds a way to connect kids with the game of baseball. More than 30,000 kids will benefit from the Reds Community Fund in 2010.