Do You Want to Play by the RULES?

About half of the teams are in it to win it (you know who you are) and the other half are in it to WIN of course but have a lot of fun while playing. That is just the way John would play.

Regardless of your motivation, there ARE rules.
ALL umpires are volunteers, please be polite and respectful to them, but be respectful to all of the other players and team.

THERE WILL BE THE “JAW RULE” – if an umpire has been given any grief at all, Mary will ask you and your to leave.
Zero tolerance.

Now for the rules:

2016 Official Rules of the John A Waldron Wiffleball Tournament

All Bats and Balls are provided.   Guaranteed two games

TEAMS

  • Teams will consist of 4 to 10 players, any age, any gender.
  • A player can be on one team only, no combining of teams once games have started.

GAMES

  • Games will consist of 3 innings or 40 minutes. In the first inning, the team batting shall send 10 (ten) batters to the plate regardless of how many outs. After the first inning, all innings shall end after 3 (three) outs.  Ties will be broken by playing extra innings.
  • All players must take the field for at least one complete inning.
  • Forfeit will be declared if any team does not have at least 4 players.

PITCHING

  • No pitching conservative innings.
  • Pitcher must pitch from designated spot.
  • No fast pitch, the ball must have an arc.
  • No base is awarded for a hit-by-pitch.
  • NO walks, NO balls, NO balks

BATTING

  • Each batter starts with one strike.  Three strikes is an out.
  • An Adirondack chair set up 3 ft behind home plate will serve as the strike zone (target) and determine strikes. If a pitch strikes the chair on the fly, it shall be a strike.
  • NO bunting or chapping at pitches
  • If a batter is on base when his/her turn to hit arrives, a substitute baserunner shall take his/her place so that they may bat.

Batter/baserunner is out IF:

  1. Three strikes are called
  2. On the second foul ball after two strikes are called.
  3. If a batted ball is caught on the fly.
  4. If a forces base is tagged by a fielder with the ball before runner reaches the base.
  5. If tagged or hit with a thrown or batted ball while not on a base.
  6. If the ball hits the chair before runner crosses home plate, the player is out.

** no hitting above the shoulders

FIELDING

  • Maximum of five fielders may play the field at one time. Every player on the team must play.  Fielders may be substituted at will once every player has played one full inning in the outfield. All fielders must be positioned in fair territory when pitch is released.
  • Catcher will be provided by the batting team (to throw ball back).
  • NO gloves shall be used in the field.
  • NO infield fly rule in effect.
  • If the ball hits the chair before runner crosses home plate, the player is out.
  • If the ball hits the player, the player is out. **bee sting!

BASERUNNING

  • NO leading or stealing.
  • Baserunners may not leave the base until the ball is hit.
  • Sliding is strictly prohibited. * runner will be declared out and strictly enforced.
  • Runner is responsible to avoid any contact with fielders. Runner making contact with a fielder shall be declared out.
  • Courtesy runner will be allowed at the discretion of the umpire.

ADDITIONAL RULES

  • The umpire has final ruling.
  • The Captain of the Team is the ONLY person to contest to the umpire (Captains will wear wristband).
  • You are not allowed to bring your own bat or ball.
  • Team captains; please report your score to the check in table – located at second base.

NO COOLERS ALLOWED    NO TAILGATING in the Parking Lot

(both in violation of license).

Most of all  – Have Fun!

RULES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

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It’s beginning to look a lot like…..WIFFLEBALL!!!

Dear Friend,

It is hard to believe that this July 23rd will be the 5th Annual John Waldron Memorial Wiffleball Tournament. We started that first tournament just months after John passed and every year since we bring to Campanelli Stadium thousands of people; players, friends and family to have fun and raise funds for various charities. Wiffleball was chosen as something everyone of all ages and capabilities can participate, even just showing up to be a spectator.

Please consider supporting the “Just Checking In (JCI) Fund” by registering a team, becoming a sponsor or simply making a donation. The JCI Fund supports:

  • Brockton High School Alumni Scholarships – Two $1000 scholarships a year
  • Frederick Douglass Neighborhood Association
  • The BHS Alumni Association
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • Brockton High School Musical
  • Brockton Area Arc
  • Brockton High School Boxer Alumni
  • Helping Hands – Jingle Bell Run
  • Brockton TOPSoccer
  • Brockton Hospital Cancer Walk
  • Best Buddies – POP Soccer
  • YMCA – Camp Yamekas
  • and many many more!

Click HERE to register for a team.

If you are interested in making a donation, please click on any of the links below

Business Card Advertisement in Program Book $25.00

Home Plate Sponsor $50.00 (Name on home plate signs)

Half Page Advertisement in Program Book $75.00

Field Sponsor $100.00 (Signage on field and full page advertisement in program book)

Team Casey Waldron Vs. Team Mary Waldron $250.00

Full Page Advertisement in Program Book $300.00 (Full color advertisement and previous sponsor items)

Family Champion Donation $500.00 – $749.00

Waldron Champion Donation $750.00- $999.00

Scholarship Champion Donation $1,000.00+

Thank you for “Checking In”!

Sincerely,

The Just Checking In 2016 Committee

shamrock with heart

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Please join us!

john John’s 4th Anniversary was on Thursday March 10th.  It does not seem real.  Many of you celebrated by paying it forward, random acts of kindness and “just checking in”.

On March 12th, St. Joseph College Alumni and friends of the Just Checking In are proud to invite you to a fundraiser for a scholarship in John’s name. The event will take place on March 12, 2016, 6:30PM, at the Shaw’s Center, 1 Feinberg Way, Brockton, MA 02301, This newly established scholarship will be given to a St. Joseph’s College (ME) student who embodies John’s values and life goals.

Enter for a chance to win $10,000! Only 300 tickets will be sold and they’re going fast!

In an effort to grow the scholarship fund, St. Joseph College Alum has put together a raffle where one lucky first place winner will walk away with $10,000! Second prize is $1,000 and third prize is $500.

Tickets will be available at The Shaw’s Center.  Please note that there is no cost to attend.  Just bring your spirit and cheer on the winners and the friends from St. Joe’s.

Please click here to purchase a ticket for your chance to win one of these great prizes. (If you are interested in purchasing more than ticket, please submit as individual purchases.)

Good luck and we hope to see you on March 12th!

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Merry Christmas!

We hope everyone is  having a wonderful holiday season!

john

St. Joseph College Alumni and friends of the Just Checking In are proud to invite you to a fundraiser for a scholarship in John’s name taking place on March 12, 2016, 6:30PM, at the Shaws Center, 1 Feinberg Way, Brockton, MA 02301, MA. This newly established scholarship will be given to a St. Joseph’s College (ME) student who embodies John’s values and life goals.

Enter for a chance to win $10,000! Only 300 tickets will be sold and they’re going fast!

In an effort to grow the scholarship fund, St. Joseph College Alum has put together a raffle where one lucky first place winner will walk away with $10,000! Second prize is $1,000 and third prize is $500.

Please click here to purchase a ticket for your chance to win one of these great prizes. (If you are interested in purchasing more than ticket, please submit as individual purchases.)

You may also enter the raffle by contacting Fundraising Chairmen Mike Perotto at:
Mike Perotto
44 Elm St., Unit 108
Worcester, MA 01609
Email: mperottoinsurance@gmail.com
Phone: 508-944-7420

Good luck and thank you for all you do!

Happy New Year!

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The final countdown!

6 days!!!

Check out the official tournament rules here – 2015 Wiffleball Rules! They are slightly different from years past, so make sure you look them over before heading to the field.

We can’t wait to see you!

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It’s official!

Team registration is officially closed. With more that 4o teams, this year is going to be great! If you weren’t able to get a team together, please still come to the awesome event. You can cheer on your favorite wiffleball team, check out the photo booth, grab a hamburger or hot dog and participate in the many raffles we will have.

Donations are still being accepted. Please read the previous post to see the many ways your can contribute.

We thank you all again for your generosity, our foundation would never be able to support so many local and regional charities.

We hope to see you on July 25th!

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Happy 4th!

We hope everyone had a safe and happy 4th of July!

There is still time to get your team together and register, you only need 4 people to make a team! Through your donations, we have been able to support so many local and regional charities; Brockton High School Scholarships in John’s name as well as the BHS Alumni Scholarship, the TOP Soccer (young adults with disabilities),  St. Edith Stein Parish (in memory of Fr. Brian Smith),  Making Strides Against Breast Cancer,  the HOPE fundraiser, Frederick Douglass Neighborhood Association, Brockton Hospital’s Cancer Walk, the Boys and Girls Club, Old Colony YMCA’s Mark O’Reilly Cabin at Camp Yomechas, The Charity Guild, the Jingle Bell Run and many many more. Thank you to all those who have already donated! If you are still interested in donating, please look below for all the ways you can contribute.

Business Card Advertisement in Program Book $25.00

Home Plate Sponsor $50.00 (Name on home plate signs)

Half Page Advertisement in Program Book $75.00

Field Sponsor $100.00 (Signage on field and full page advertisement in program book)

Team Sponsor $150.00 (Team and field recognition with an advertisement in the program book)

Team Casey Waldron Vs. Team Mary Waldron $250.00

Full Page Advertisement in Program Book $300.00 (Full color advertisement and previous sponsor items)

Family Champion Donation $500.00 – $749.00

Waldron Champion Donation $750.00- $999.00

Scholarship Champion Donation $1,000.00+

Thank you again to everyone, we are looking forward to the 4th annual John A. Waldron Memorial Wiffleball Tournament on July 25th!!!

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