Kansas City Community Comes Together to Take the Fields for Charity
Dozens of teams took to the fields around Kansas City this past weekend to raise money in the second annual, city-wide Crown Town Wiffle Weekend tournament. It’s one of the largest fundraisers for the “C” You in the Major Leagues Foundation, in support of their mission to provide hope and support to children and families in crisis as they use youth baseball to reach, teach and develop future character-driven leaders.
The weekend full of festivities kicked-off on Thursday at the Urban Youth Academy and concluded on Saturday with the 2nd Annual Wiffle Ball at the Hollow. A total of 28 teams made up of local businesses, organizations, and sponsors participated in the tournament where thousands of dollars were raised to support Kansas City area families during a time of need.
Pro Athlete was fortunate to be the presenting sponsor of Crown Town Wiffle Weekend benefiting the “C” You in the Major Leagues Foundation. We also had the opportunity to play on the first two days of the tournament. After two days in, the Pro Athlete team was fortunate to take 2nd place overall in the advanced division.
The weekend came to an end on Saturday, with the signature event - Wiffle Ball at the Hollow being played right in the front yard of a local resident near the Plaza, who turned part of his property into a state of the art wiffle ball stadium. It was a blast, complete with dozens of local sports and television celebrities taking the field all for a good cause including honorary commissioner George Brett. The best part? Several of the weekend’s games were streamed live on MLB.com
To learn more about the “C” You in the Major Leagues Foundation, and what Crown Town Wiffle Weekend is all about, click here.