Wiffle Ball Tournament to Benefit United Way set for July 21


Tannersville, PA – Get ready to play ball, wiffle ball that is, for a great cause on Saturday, July 21.

Barley Creek Brewing Company in Tannersville is hosting the second annual United Way of Monroe County Wiffle Ball Tournament, with proceeds benefiting the 2012 campaign. The family-friendly event will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is being held rain or shine.

As many as 16 teams will be competing for the honor of United Way Wiffle Ball Champion and teams are encouraged to register in advance. The tournament will be single elimination, with each game lasting three innings and each team comprising four players.

Cost is $125 per team and includes lunch. Besides fun competition, there will be music and refreshments, including hot dogs with lots of toppings. A home run derby will also take place during the afternoon.

“We expect a great turnout again and hope to raise a lot of funds for the United Way,” said Campaign Chair Trip Ruvane, president of Barley Creek Brewing Company. “Last year everyone had a great time.”

Barley Creek Brewing Company’s Pint Size Park features an official-size wiffle ball field. Tournament play will follow traditional wiffle ball rules, with a pitcher and three fielders and three outs per inning. Players must be age 16 and up.

To register for this event, visit www.unitedwaymonroe.org or call Barley Creek at 570-629-9399 and ask for Ryan, Steph or Bobby. Make checks out to United Way of Monroe County. For more information on other upcoming fundraisers to benefit United Way, call 570-629-5657.

The United Way of Monroe County provides health and human services through community initiatives, support and funding to more than 30 local programs. Its targeted need areas include Engaging Youth, Meeting Basic Needs, Helping Children Succeed and Promoting Self-Sufficiency. Since 1942, the organization has been uniting people and improving lives in the community.

Barley Creek Brewing Company, established in 1995, is Monroe County’s first brewery and restaurant and is located on six acres in Tannersville, on the same road as Camelback Mountain Resort.  In 2009, Barley Creek won the Greater Pocono Mountain Chamber of Commerce Bizzy Award for Best Overall Business. Barley Creek has also won “Best Of” awards for its beer, burgers and atmosphere from Local Flair Magazine. The business brews and serves award-winning ales and lagers, along with offering a great selection of guest brews, wine, cocktails and specialty drinks. Brewery tours are available.