New Durham Softball League Supports Local Non-Profit Organizations
DURHAM, NC – Durham Softball is a new co-ed recreational softball league that benefits local non-profit organizations in Durham. Players will compete each game for donations to their team’s sponsor organization and help raise awareness for their cause. Thanks to the RTP Foundation, Durham Softball will donate an average of more than $300/team each season to these great local non-profit sponsors.
Durham Softball features a diverse group of local non-profit organizations:
- Girls on the Run of the Triangle: Positively impacts young girls’ lives.
- Hope Animal Rescue: Committed to improving the lives of abandoned animals in North Carolina.
- Housing for New Hope: Mission to prevent and end homelessness.
- 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.
- South Durham Little League: Provides baseball for children between the ages of 4 and 14.
- STEM in the Park: Mentoring and engagement opportunities for 5th to 12th grade students.
“Our sponsor organizations represent some of the best causes in Durham, so I thought it would be a cool idea to bring them together in one league,” said Ryan Mentock, commissioner of the Durham Softball League. “We believe that each of the sponsors represents a different type of need in our community and they all share the same basic mission of helping Durham. I think it makes the competition more meaningful and fun if we can help support local charities while playing the game.”
Sponsors will earn minimum donations for their participation and teams will compete to earn larger donations by winning games during the season, finishing in the Top 4, or winning the Championship. The goal of the league is to have fun while helping these non-profits improve Durham.
“None of this would be possible without the support of the RTP Foundation, so we are extremely grateful for their help,” said Mentock. “The RTP Foundation’s contributions reflect their commitment to our community and their ability to bring people together to solve society’s toughest problems.”
If you are interested in helping one of these local non-profit sponsor organizations by playing softball, visit durhamsoftball.com for more information!
$55/Player Single-Season Player Registration Fee includes a Team Jersey, 14 Regular Season Games, at least 1 Playoff Game, and a free drink for all players at our sponsor bar after every game.
Registrations Begin February 1, 2018. The first game of the Regular Season is April 1, 2018. Games will be played on Sundays between 11am and 5pm from April through October at the RTP Softball Fields.