Frequently Asked Questions

Can my business sponsor Whack and Roll?

Whack and Roll is a successful, established event that involves hundreds of people, over 25 non-profits and their fans, youth groups, and supporters of MHEP.  You will be gaining exposure to many people through your support of a fun and successful community event.  You are also supporting the work of the Mennonite Heritage Center to collect, preserve, and share the Mennonite story.

How much does it cost to be a sponsor?

Opportunities range from $275 for a court sponsorship to $5000 for first place prize, with commensurate levels of media exposure and Lunch Bash tickets.   Bergey’s once again makes it all possible with a $20,000 community underwriting!

When is the sponsorship deadline?

Some sponsorship levels are limited to a certain number.  The sooner your business decides the sooner you will receive exposure on our website and social media posts.

Why should my non-profit participate in Whack and Roll?

Whack and Roll is an excellent opportunity to build relationships with your members and supporters and meet other nonprofit leaders.  It can also be a great team builder.  You will receive a $500 check from Bergey’s, Inc.  You may also win up to $5000 in prize money.

How much does it cost for my non-profit to participate?

Early registration (March 31) is $1000.  After that it is $1100.  Most ask a sponsor to pay the entry fee.  One has their board all pitch in for it.  We hope you can find help.  If not, contact Steve Diehl to request help with finding one.

When is the non-profit deadline?

The earlier you register, the more time we both have to organize.  The deadline is April 28.  After that, teams will be admitted IF there are spots available. (We need teams in multiples of three).

Why should I play?

Many play for fun.  Some enjoy the competition and high stakes prizes.  Others come for the community gathering of people and non-profits from all over the area.  Whack and Roll is an excellent couples or team building event.  It is an opportunity for professionals to network.  It is another way for non-profit supporters and members to help their favorite organizations.  And the food is good.

Who can play?

Whack and Roll has a division for nearly everyone. The Saturday non-profit tournament is for high school and up. One player on each team should have some relationship to the organization.  The Senior tournament is held on Friday; the Survivor date is still to be determined, and may take place on a date other than Whack and Roll.

How many people are on a team?

Two.  Each non-profit gets two teams when they register (find four people to play).  Independent teams can also register and play for one of the participating non-profits.  Individual teams may also register for $150 and play for one of the participating organizations.  (Up to 5 teams for each non-profit)

Can I play in more than one tournament?

Teenagers can play in Survivor and the non-profit invitational.  People aged 60 and over can play in the Senior and non-profit tournaments.

How competitive is it?

All the tournaments are competitive, and offer chances to advance to finals rounds, which are sometimes quite intense.  We are working on opening a Novice division for Saturday play.  This would be open to new players or those who’ve never advanced to afternoon rounds in the past.

What if I don’t know how to play?

There will be an instructional period prior to each tournament.  If you want to get serious, participate in the free clinics on any Sunday in April and May.  You can read the rules here and find more resources at croquetyourway.com.  You can also find a lot of tips on youtube.

What is the “Lunch Bash”?

The Lunch Bash  is our grand celebration of the weekend.  Sponsors and participating organizations will receive tickets to the event.  All of our sponsors and participating non-profits will be recognized.  Each organization will have a representative come up and receive the $500 check.  Some players will be done playing at this point and be able to just relax and enjoy the food and celebration.  Qualifiers will be served first so they can proceed to quarterfinals rounds.

What does the money raised go to support?

Whack and Roll is the Mennonite Heritage Center’s biggest fundraiser.  The Center exists to gather and preserve the heritage of settlers in southeastern PA in order to educate and inspire the church and the broader community.

Questions:  diehls@mhep.org or 215.256.3020 x115