For the first time since 2006, the North Carolina Wiffle Ball Tournament will return to its original location, Kenly, on July 17 and 18.
The tournament began there in 1982 as the Kenly Wiffle Ball Tournament, and this is the 40th consecutive year a tournament has been held. With the COVID-19 pandemic altering plans last year, the event was held at Miffly Field in Spivey’s Corner.
Kenly’s KAPARC facility will host the 4-on-4, double-elimination, slow-pitch event. The entry fee is $80 for five-man rosters. Bats, balls and umpires will be provided.
Trophies are provided for first place, runner-up and MVP. There will also be recognition for an all-tournament team.
It is the second oldest Wiffle Ball tournament in the world, trailing only the World Wiffle Ball Championship of Midlothian, Illinois, which began in 1980.
The tournament was in Kenly from 1982 to 2006 and officially became statewide in 1989. It moved to Smithfield from 2007 to 2019.
For more information, or to register a team, call the tournament director Jeff Davis at 919-915-2280.
-Dunn Daily Record