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“Whiff-It” For The Kids

This post is part of our series, Favorite Stories. Think of it as a collection of entrepreneurs, products, and ideas that are inspiring Dwolla everyday. Want more? You can find this story and others on Dwolla’s Pinterest board. Enjoy!

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Here at Dwolla, we know that we can play a pretty important role in helping non-profits accept donations. From charity: water to local organizations, we’re in it to help non-profits keep more of what was given to them, instead of sending 3-7% of their donations to the big payment networks’ piggy banks.

Lucky for me, I get to work with a lot of these amazing organizations, and learn firsthand about their initiatives. I was recently able to talk with Chris Juhl, the co-founder of Whiff-It, a local Des Moines-based wiffleball tournament that raises funds and awareness for local children’s charities. He shared with me the inspiration behind Whiff-It, as well as some of their goals for the year.

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What inspired you to start Whiff-It?

Back in the summer of 2010, a friend asked a few of us to play in a wiffleball tournament benefiting the Kiwanis Miracle League.  We all enjoyed the event and had collectively been a part of numerous fundraisers and were looking for that event that was just different enough (outside of the normal softball/golf tournament or bar crawl), and this seemed perfect.  So we took it on and organized our first Whiff-It Classic in the fall of 2010 and have been doing two a year (a Spring and Fall Classic) every year since, supporting local children’s charities.

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What is one of your favorite Whiff-It experiences?

The spirit teams show in supporting one another is great, whether it be actual games or the home run derby it is fun to watch teams support one another.  It is also great making the check presentations to the recipient organizations, knowing that we help children’s life being a little more comfortable and fun.

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How can people get involved with Whiff-It?

Our biggest request is for teams, we would love to grow the event to 24 teams this spring.  We also have volunteer opportunities the day of the tournament to score keep and umpire games.

Interested in playing in the tournament? Sign up your Whiff-it team!

Unable to play, but still want to help out? Send a donation!

 

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