Washington, PA - The National Wiffle League Association (NWLA) Tournament has partnered with the Washington County Tourism Promotion Agency to bring the national championship of Wiffle Ball to Washington, July 14-16. The championship game will be held at Wild Things Park on Sunday evening at 6:00 p.m. and will be broadcast live on ESPN+.
“Washington County is home to some of the country’s finest recreational, historical, and cultural attractions and continues to lead the southwestern Pennsylvania region in both economic and tourism growth. Partnering with the National Wiffle League Association to bring this unique event to Washington County is a natural fit that highlights the growing sport and travel industry and its role in driving visitor spending and overnight stays in the county,” said Chase McClain, Director of Marketing for the Washington County Tourism Promotion Agency.
The tournament will bring all-star teams from 16 different leagues spanning six states to Washington in search of a national championship. Following a welcome event and home run derby at Hollywood Casino at The Meadows on Friday, July 14, games will begin promptly at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 15 at Washington & Jefferson’s Cameron Stadium and will run all day with elimination games rounding out the day one slate at 9:00 p.m. The top-12 teams advance to Sunday, July 16, which will begin at Cameron Stadium at 8:00 a.m. The tournament will transition to nearby Wild Things Park for the national championship game. The winner-take-all contest will be streamed live on ESPN+ and will feature a number of fun activities for spectators to take in the action live at Wild Things Park.
YouTube sensation, MLW Wiffle Ball, will be one of the 16 competing leagues
and will host an interactive meet-and-greet with fans at Wild Things Park prior to
the championship game.
Tickets for the championship game and the MLW meet-and-greet can be found by visiting tickets.washingtonwildthings.com. The meet-and-greet activities will begin at 4:00 p.m. and the championship is scheduled for a 6:00 p.m. first pitch. All contests at Cameron Stadium (Saturday and early Sunday) will be free and open to the public.
In 2020, the organization brought its championship to Washington County for the first time in a scaled down format, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which was held at North Strabane Park. The NWLA national championship is scheduled to return to Washington County in 2025.
The Wiff is Life League, based in Canonsburg, will serve as the host organization, and will also compete for their second national title (last won in 2018). Jacob Davey leads the local team, and also serves as the tournament director, alongside teammates Steven Keelon, Nate Morris, Jordan Castelli, Rob Licht, Cole Lanni, and Gino Joseph.
A scaled down version of baseball, Wiffle Ball features a plastic ball and bat on fields approximately one-third the size of a baseball field. Using the official Wiffle Ball and yellow bat, the tournament is known for its pitching with velocities rising into the 90’s. A full schedule and more information on the event can be found at NWLATournament.com.