Nonprofit Croquet

Saturday, June 8, 2024

A fun time for local nonprofits! Nonprofit organizations enter teams to compete for over $5,000 in prize money. Two divisions. Registration required. Independent teams may also choose a nonprofit to play for.

Please read the Tournament Parameters prior to registration.

Independent teams looking to play in support of a nonprofit of their choice can register here: Independent Team Registration (after May 17 call 215.256.3020 first to see if there are still openings)

Players looking to play for a sponsored team can register here: Play for Nonprofit Registration. Sponsored teams available on a first come, first served basis.

Important Player Info

Prizes for Nonprofit Organizations:

The Amateur division is contingent upon a minimum of nine teams registering for it.  You must indicate your players’ preference for it when you register.  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 Amateur division tournaments must compete in the Advanced 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 advanced 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. Any amateur team that won 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place must register for the advanced division.

Players affected by this rule for 2024: Dave Bergey, Mike Gehman, Ken Handrich, Naomi Curry, Donna Floyd, Duane Reiss, Bryce Mininger, Jim Braunsburg, Nathaniel Freed, Ken Kabakjian, Mark Hagar, and David Jones (Advanced).

Whack and Roll provides mallets for players.  Amateur division players must use the provided mallets.  Advanced division players may use their own mallets not exceeding 9″ head length.

Croquet practices will be held each Sunday afternoon in May prior to the tournament at 3 pm on the MHC lawn. There is no charge and no registration necessary. A free clinic is tentatively scheduled for Friday, June 7, 6 pm inside the Mennonite Heritage Center. Pre-register for clinic by emailing by June 1.

Procedures will be in place to make this event safe for everyone. Bring your own lawn chairs and water bottles.