In the summer of 1980, eight teams competed for the world's first wiffleball title in Mishawaka, Indiana. Since then, this once tiny tournament has grown up to become the oldest, largest, and most prestigious wiffleball event on the globe.
The not-for-profit World Wiffle®Ball Championship now features five-person teams playing with perforated plastic Wiffle® balls, on miniature ball fields with six-foot home run fences. Over the years, the event — which grew up in the shadow of Notre Dame's famed golden dome — has been featured in ESPN The Magazine, Men's Health, USA Today, and on Fox, CBS, ABC and NBC-TV, and in the book "101 Baseball Places to See Before You Strike Out." The tournament has hosted thousands of teams over four decades, including regional stops in Baltimore; Los Angeles; Eugene, Oregon; and Barcelona, Spain.
Needless to say, we are proud that this once small gathering is now recognized as one of the planet earth's offbeat sporting treasures, with thousands of people having played in it — nationally and internationally over the past 33 years.
Now, over one weekend in late June, the legendary World Wiffle®Ball Championship is played at Channelside Park's massive 12-field wiffleball complex, in Skokie, Illinois, just north of Chicago.
So whether you are a kid, or a kid-at-heart, we hope that — through wiffleball — you will continue to chase your childhood dreams into adulthood, and beyond…
Entry Form (Submission deadline: June 7, 2013.)
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