Frequently Asked Questions:
The first three years of the event were in July. Why move it to September?
Frankly, there really isn’t a perfect time to hold any event. However, we heard from a lot of our teams in 2019 about how mid-July is tough with family vacations and being close to the Fourth of July. After hearing from the 2019 GMs and talking to CYITML founder Dayton Moore, we decided to move Crown Town to September. The great thing about September 10 is that the Royals play that day and they’re home the next day…no telling who might change out of their Royals unis and head to the UYA to watch you play Wiffle!
What happened to the championship games being played the next day?
Again, with feedback from most of our 2019 GMs, we determined that a two-night or a one-night and one-morning event could be taxing on folks’ time. And, as much fun as the 2019 luncheon was before the event, let’s face it…it made for a LONG day. So, this year we’re starting with our signature event — the sponsor/celebrity game on the afternoon of September 10 at the UYA — and then getting right into our pregame ceremony followed by about five hours of heart-pounding Wiffle games.
I don’t have a team, and can’t get enough guys/girls together, but I want to play. Can I play?
You betcha! Never mind that you’re the only one among your friends willing to risk some sore muscles for a great cause, we have you covered. You’ll go to our “free agent” pool. You’ll need to pay or raise at least $250 before July 31, but then around August 15, we’ll start placing free agents. First priority will be given to teams with fewer than nine players. Who knows, you may end up on a team with Royals’ Hall of Famers or your favorite media personalities. (If you don’t have a team and don’t anticipate having a team but you want to play, please send an email to Wiffle@CYouInTheMajorLeagues.org, and we’ll get you set up with a fundraising page.)
What if we have don’t have eight players? Can we still apply?
Of course! If you anticipate having fewer than eight, please let us know in the comment section of the application. Please note, though, that each registered team is responsible for raising (or paying) at least $2,500 before August 7, 2020. That would not include any potential free agents. We will not ask for a roster until mid August. If you’re still short, we can look for a free agent or two.
Can our company apply and start fundraising, once approved, even if we don’t know our team?
Yes! Once your team is approved, if you indicate that you’re going to fund raise, you’ll receive instructions on setting up your team fundraising page.
Can we have a co-ed team?
Of course! We welcome ALL players above the age of 14 years old. The only caveat is that there will not be divisions based on gender. So a co-ed team or even an all-women’s team likely will face an all-men’s team.
Are there restrictions on our team name or uniform?
Unfortunately, yes. Anything deemed vulgar or otherwise inappropriate will be rejected, and you’ll be asked for a new name. If anything about your team shirts or uniform is deemed inappropriate at the tournament, you’ll be asked to change or forfeit your games. (And, again, there are no refunds.) We want to have fun in the spirit of Wiffle, but please KEEP IT CLEAN!
When will we know when and who we play?
We will send out the brackets and schedules to the team contacts on or around September 4.
Are sponsorship packages available?
Yes! Sponsorships of every size are available with benefits including everything from signs at the UYA to video commercials during the streaming broadcasts to a team in the tournament. If you’re interested, please visit our Sponsorship page, or send an email to Wiffle@CYouInTheMajorLeagues.org.
What happened to “Wiffle Ball at the Hollow”?
“Wiffle Ball at the Hollow” was the event that kick-started “Crown Town Wiffle Weekend.” Based on feedback after the inaugural “Crown Town Wiffle Weekend,” which included a two-night tournament at the UYA and then a Saturday morning game at the “Hollow,” we realized that we’d created, essentially, two separate events. That added a lot of confusion to players and corporate partners alike. So, in 2019 our focus was on the tournament at the UYA. That said, we cannot thank our host, Joe Ungashick, who continues to support our efforts with CYITML, enough for his hospitality and allowing us to invade his front yard for the past two years!
What if I have more questions?
More details, including a timeline of events and fundraising prizes, will be announced in the upcoming weeks and months. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please send an email to Wiffle@CYouInTheMajorLeagues.org.
How do I register my team?
Simple. Fill out the application by CLICKING HERE. We’ll get back to you shortly.