Durham Softball League

About Durham Softball

Durham Softball is a co-ed, adult, recreational, slow-pitch, softball league where players compete to benefit local non-profits. The league is operated by Play NC, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that hosts recreational events and games to benefit other non-profits. Each team in the Durham Softball League represents one of Play NC’s 19 non-profit partners and players compete to earn donations to their representative’s cause.

Our first ever pitch was on April 15, 2018.

As of April 1, 2021, the Durham Softball League has…

  • Raised more than $13,000 in cash donations for 19 different Durham non-profits.
  • Donated more than 5,000 physical items, including dog toys, food, coats, and disaster relief supplies.
  • Distributed more than $6,400 in food and supplies during the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic, without playing a single game.
  • Played 331 games of Softball and Scored 3879 Runs (11.72 Runs Scored / Game)
  • Had more than 700 unique players sign up to play softball, with an average of more than 200 players per season.
  • Hosted 58 Teams on the field to represent all 19 of our non-profit sponsors.

We promise a fun softball experience first, but our league gives the game importance beyond the field. If you want to help local causes while playing a fun game on Sunday afternoons, play Durham Softball.

Our 2021 Sponsors:

Animal Protection Society of Durham, feeds, shelters and provides medical attention to abused and neglected animals.

CPCANCassists low-income families and individuals, including the working poor.

Crayons2Calculatorsprovides Durham teachers with the supplies they need for classroom success. 

Don’t Waste Durham, creates solutions that prevent trash at its source.

Families Moving Forward, provides families with children a stable, safe and loving environment.

Girls on the Run of the Triangle, positively impacts young girls’ lives.

Housing for New Hope, mission to prevent and end homelessness.

Josh’s Hope, serves ages 18-35 who live with mental health conditions and/or struggle with a substance disorder.

Kidznotes, pre-K through 12th grade out-of-school musical program.

Meals on Wheels of Durham, enhances the quality of life for seniors and people with disabilities.

Miracle League of the Triangle, positive experiences for children and adults with special needs.

North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence, leads the state’s movement to end domestic violence.

North Carolina Fallen Firefighter Foundationleads the effort to remember North Carolina’s fallen firefighters and their families.

Play NCorganizes recreational sports and events to raise funds for local charities, including this league!

PORCH-Durhamsupport food-insecure children and families of Durham through BackPack Buddies, school pantries and community pantries.

South Durham Little League, provides baseball for children between the ages of 4 and 14.

TreesDurhamcreates a socially just, healthy and sustainable tree canopy in Durham. 

Vets to Vets United, significantly improve a veteran’s life by providing companionship.