We recently repaired our temporary Wiffle field at Byram Park Picnic Area since Hurricane Sandy mangling it, and we are getting ready to host an opening event on site next Saturday, April 27th. The Homerun Derby is open from 10am-2pm, $10 for 10 outs, unlimited tries, all ages.
The event flier is attached. Friend “Greenwich Wiffle Ball” on Facebook for more upcoming events and up to date news about this year’s tournament, held Saturday, July 20th!
“Hi, I run a lunchtime wiffle ball league for our company and we have about 40 players. We were hoping we could have a pitching and hitting clinic to start off our season this year. Could you recommend a wiffleball pitching/hitting expert or two that might be interested in leading such a thing for us? Regards, June – iFix Automation Support Manager – GE – Intelligent Platform”
Nick Benas forwarded me this email along with a request that I host said event. The clinic commenced on a bright Friday afternoon, only several miles from Gillette Stadium. The GE staff enjoyed BBQ as the WiffJunkies educated the group on WIFFLE Ball 101. Topics included game equipment and ball scuffing. Questions revolved around the tournament circuit, league formats and throwing a plastic ball 90mph.
Clinic directors shared hitting and pitching tips as the players tested new pitches and took part in batting practice. The day wrapped up with a Q&A session. Several months after the activities, I contacted June to see how the season went.
“Hi Scott, We just played the last semi-final yesterday (and roasted in the sun) and our championship game and cookout is next Thursday the 28th @ noon. The clinic was a great kick-off to the season and I could see through the season that your advice benefited the players, especially some of our pitchers.”
Imagine, being excited about going to work – looking forward to a game of WIFFLE Ball to take your mind off the daily grind. Ask your job to offer recreational activities during lunch hours. When HR asks why WIFFLE Ball is a good activity to include during work, explain how it benefit June and the employees at GE…
“It really is a great company activity, I started the league/tournament for fun 5 years ago and it’s taken on a life of its own. We have a scorekeeper who makes people nuts about their stats, we draw a lunchtime crowd, and people from different departments who’ve walked by each other in the halls for years have gotten to know each other. It’s awesome.”
The Great West Gunslingers The newly formed wiffle franchise of the Great West Gunslingers are primed and ready to battle with the best fast pitch wiffle ball teams fin the country, and hope to capture the bid to the National Championship OPEN in Boston, MA. The team is comprised of 5 wifflers spanning from Los Angeles to Phoenix, AZ. From a recent high school graduate to another who graduated 16 years ago… The team is built around great pitching and timely hitting. Follow us on twitter and facebook for live updates tomorrow from Las Vegas. https://twitter.com/#!/gwgunslingers