The 18th Annual FayRo Charity Softball Classic

June 16 - 17, 2018

 

The 2018 FayRo Charity Classic is just around the corner!  We're excited about this year's tournament -- now in its 18th year -- and hope you will join us in Fayetteville, AR for a weekend of great fastpitch softball.  Hope to see you there!

 

The FayRo Charity Classic is an annual girls fastpitch softball tournament hosted in Fayetteville, Arkansas, by the Rotary Club of Fayetteville.  We strive to provide a high quality, family-friendly tournament experience for all of our players, teams, coaches, umpires, and their families.  Additionally, all sponsorships and proceeds from the tournament are used to improve the lives of people throughout our community and the world.  Examples include:

  • Rotary Club of Fayetteville Playground at Mt. Kessler Regional Park;
  • Scholarships for area students to attend the University of Arkansas;
  • Sustainable Sanitation Project in India;
  • Dictionary Project for area 3rd graders;
  • Rotary-sponsored student scholarships; and
  • Improvements to area softball fields. 

 

The 2018 FayRo Charity Classic is a United States Fastpitch Association sanctioned event. We welcome teams from anywhere to compete, with most teams usually coming from throughout Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Missouri.  The tournament is a 3-game minimum guarantee.  For additional information on registration, Fayetteville, and sponsorships, please read below!

 

Help spread the word.  Be sure to share information with coaches, teams, and others you think would be interested in playing in or sponsoring the 2018 FayRo Charity Classic.  The more, the merrier!  Be sure to "like" and follow us on Facebook.  We will post updates there and, as needed, on this webpage.  Anyone with questions can use the contact information set out below.

 

Registration and FayRo Questions.  For questions related to team registration, contact Tournament Director Billy D. Austin at (479) 409-5181 or via email at billydaustin@hotmail.com.  You can also contact Rotarian Harrison Pittman at harrisonmpittman@gmail.com or by phone at (479) 200-5609. 

 

Lodging and Fayetteville Community.  For information on area lodging, community events, and Northwest Arkansas, visit Experience Fayetteville at http://www.experiencefayetteville.com/

 

Softball Park Locations.  All FayRo games are held in Fayetteville, AR.  We use four parks, each of which is a short driving distance from the other.  We do our best to avoid having teams play at more than one park.  The parks used and the addresses are:

 

  • Lake Fayetteville Softball Complex

1153 E Lake Fayetteville Road, Fayetteville, AR 72701

  • Gary Hampton Softball Complex

2790 N Salem Road, Fayetteville, AR 72701

  • Lady Dawg Softball Park

1501 N Lewis Ave, Fayetteville, AR 72703

  • Kessler Mountain Regional Park

2600 W. Judge Cummings Rd., Fayetteville, AR 72701

 

Sponsorships.  Sponsorships are a huge part of our success over the past years. Rotarians, businesses, and others in the community are invited to consider sponsoring our tournament.  If you have questions about sponsorships, contact Rotarian Jimmie Beauchamp at jbeauchampt@wregional.com or call/text (479) 409-7664.  The sponsorship categories are:

Hall of Fame - $2000

Grand Slam Sponsor - $1500

Home Run Sponsor - $1000

Power Hitter Sponsor - $500

Base Hitter Sponsor  - $200

 

Checks should be made out to: Fayetteville Rotary Foundation Inc.

Checks can be mailed to: P.O. Box 1683, Fayetteville, AR 72702

*In order for your name to be included on the back of t-shirts and signage at all four ball parks, please contact us about being a sponsor no later than Noon, June 7. (Deadline for receiving checks is June 10th)

You will be proud of your new status as a FayRo Charity Classic athletic supporter, all while knowing that 100 percent of your contributions will benefit the community