Nonprofit Invitational

On Saturday nonprofit organizations enter teams to compete for over $10,000 in prize money.  26 organizations participated in 2017.  While many nonprofits recruit their own teams, we do have organizations that are looking for players each year.  If you can let us know of your interest, we may be able to match you with an organization and there is no cost to you to compete.

Prizes for Nonprofit Organizations:
First Place – $5,000 sponsored by Bergey’s Inc.
Second Place – $2,500 sponsored by Detweiler, Hershey & Associates, P.C.
Third Place – $1,250 sponsored by Compass Ion Advisors, LLC

Fourth through Sixth – $500

Novice Division–$1000 first place; $500 second place.  The Novice division is contingent upon a minimum of nine teams registering for it.  You must indicate your players’ preference for it on your registration form.  To qualify BOTH team members must be either new to the tournament or have never qualified for afternoon play in the past.  First, second, and third place prize winners of previous Novice division tournaments must compete in the Open division.  This applies to individuals, not just teams.

Two players per team. Play will continue unless there is lightning, thunder or other dangerous weather conditions.

Returning Winner Rule – For any team that won 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place the prior two years, the players must return for the next two years with a new partner who has not won 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place in the prior two years.

Ten players are affected by this rule for 2018:

Robert Brownell, Andrew Derstine, Matt Hoover, Charlie Law, Bryce Mininger, Mbusa Monga, Rina Rampogu, Paul Rampogu, Scott Shyda, and Harold Wambold.

Whack and Roll provides mallets for players.  Novice division players must use these provided mallets.  Invitational players may use their own mallets not exceeding 9″ head length.

Independent teams may register to play for one of the participating nonprofit organizations. Registration is $150/team of two players and includes lunch.

Clinics and open play are available each Sunday afternoon in April and May from 2:00-4:00 pm on the MHC lawn, with the exception of Easter Sunday.  There is no charge and no registration necessary.

Tournament parameters and rules

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2017 Nonprofit Organizations

Bridge of Hope BuxMont
Camp Men-O-Lan
COBYS Family Services
Delaware Valley MEDA
Dock Mennnonite Academy
Encore Experiences in Harleysville
Franconia Mennonite Conference
Frederick Living
Grand View Health
Historic RittenhouseTown
Indian Creek Foundation
Joni & Friends of Greater Philadelphia
Living Branches
Living Hope Farm
Manna on Main Street
MCC Material Resource Center of Harleysville
Mennonite Disaster Service
Peaceful Living
Penn Foundation
Peter Becker Community
Plumstead Christian School

Quakertown Christian School
Spruce Lake Retreat
Ten Thousand Villages
The City School
The Worm Project

Questions:  diehls@mhep.org or 215.256.3020 x115