The Twinsburg Baseball League will host the sixth annual Twinsburg World Series of Wiffle Ball Sept. 14 and 15 at Liberty Park in Twinsburg.
"What started as a fun idea to raise some money for charity and new baseball equipment for the kids of Twinsburg has turned into the biggest Wiffle Ball tournament in the world," said TBL president Rich Swerbinsky.
"Last year we had 91 teams enter, including teams from Michigan, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Maryland and from all over the state of Ohio. We continue to see growth in our 30+ age division, which had 25 teams enter last year. The event has become woven into the fabric of the Twinsburg community and has started to receive a fair amount of regional and national coverage."
The tournament offers all teams two randomly drawn pool play games on Saturday, with all teams that go 2-0 or 1-1 being seeded and advancing to single elimination championship bracket play on Sunday.
Teams may be comprised of three or four players in five different age divisions (7-9, 10-12, 13-15, 16-29, 30+). The tournament is officially sanctioned by Wiffle and features prizes and trophies for the top teams in each bracket.
Liberty Park is transformed into a Wiffle Ball park, with nine Wiffle fields created in the outfields of the Liberty Park baseball diamond outfields. The event feature full concessions, a home run derby contest, a live DJ at the park, and a host of vendors and sponsors with booths intermingled between the fields.
"It’s a really unique event that brings thousands of people to Twinsburg that the community has embraced," said Swerbinsky. "Players and spectators of all ages have so much fun at the park all weekend. We’re committed to continuing to grow and improve the event each year."
Rules, registration, pictures and results from past years, and much more information about the event can be found at www.worldseriesofwiffleball.com.
Questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Twinsburg Baseball League is a not-for-profit organization led by a board of over 40 area residents that serve on a volunteer basis.