Ridgeview Panthers Fundraiser

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Ridgeview Panthers Fundraiser

150.00

Round up a team of 4 - 6 and come play ball with us on Sunday, November 4th starting at 1:00 pm. Contact nate@backyardrule.com or john.sgromolo@myoneclay.net for additional info. Register your team below!

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This is a fundraiser tournament on Sunday, November 4th at the Ridgeview High School Baseball field starting at 1:00 pm (*daylight savings ends). This event is benefiting the Ridgeview Panther Baseball Program out of Orange Park, FL. The Panthers are led by Coach John Sgromolo. Coach Sgromolo and I (Nate Fudala) played ball together at Flagler from 2008-2012. Those days were filled with many bad throws (often my own) aimed at your athletic director. Sometimes these throws were picked, usually not. Who’s fault?.. who knows.. Despite it all one thing Coach and I have in common is that the game of Baseball has blessed our lives in many ways and it continues to do so. This will be our THIRD annual fundraiser tournament with your program. I for one am looking forward to see some ballplayers that day. BP/Check-in begins at noon. There are 4 - 6 players per team and we are asking $150 per team (online registration is required). Jerseys are not required, but are encouraged. See more on rules and registration below. GO PANTHERS!

REGISTRATION: The registration fee is $150 per team and must be completed online. $ave if you pre-register BEFORE October 28th ($135/team). Teams are made up of 4-6 players. All teams are guaranteed a three game minimum. There is not a cash prize. The winners are subject to; street credit, small handouts, and other prizes. *Sponsoring a team is as easy as naming it team after any local biz!

RULES: Most of the rules are the same as Baseball, just a bit condensed. Teams are made up of 4 - 6 players. Only 4 players are allowed on defense, but everyone can hit. Pitch speed is slow. There should be a lot of contact and defensive play. Strikeouts do happen, and are embarrassing. Fielders throw grounders back to the pitcher for the force at 1B (pitchers poison). Fielders can also peg runners for outs. There are no walks, just new counts. Bat flips are encouraged and so is showing up anyone anytime (respectfully). Now here is the kicker.. there are no umpires. So, opponents must work together to make the calls. This is the truest test of sportsmanship vs. competitiveness you will see. In the end the class act is who really wins. Have fun, play hard and let the CHIP’s fall where they may. (Check out our video rulebook below).

Tournament format: Depending on how many teams sign up (cap at 16), this event lasts 2-3 hours. We start off with a round robin play, which guarantees each team a 9 inning minimum (three games or so). After round robin, the top teams move on to a single elimination playoff. Then, the ChampionCHIP game. The “CHIP” stands for Choose How I Play.