Frequently Asked Questions about MDLL Hit-A-Thon
When does my team particiapte?
Check out the detailed schedule. Please plan to arrive 15-30 minutes before your team's start time and assemble in the dugout.
My team was rained-out on the 11th. And on the 19th. What do I do?
Please check out the updated schedule page! If the event is cancelled by MDLL for reasons other than weather, donations will be refunded for the portion of the event(s) that you purchased. Refunds are not given for rain delays or rain cancellations stated in accordance with the facility policy.
How does the Hit-A-Thon work?
The Hit-A-Thon is like a walk-a-thon. Each player solicits sponsors who pledge to make a tax-deductible donation MDLL. The amount of the pledge can be based on the total distance each player attains. Each player gets ten hits, and we count the six longest hits. The distance of those six hits is totaled for the player’s score. Check out the detailed rules.
Please let your manager/coach know that your player plans to participate and watch for info from your coach about getting organized at the park. Please plan to be at the designated field 15-30 minutes before your team’s designated start time. Please have your player in uniform. Managers and coaches will bring helmets and bats; you are welcome to use your own (USABat standard, just like our games) if you wish. Tim Sample, MDLL Vice President, will be our emcee for the evening, announcing players to the cheering crowd.
We need 5 people from each team to help to keep things moving – and those volunteer slots are aligned to your team’s hit a thon slot. So, you can volunteer while you’re at the field with your player! And if anyone can stay longer, we would sure appreciate that too - there are lots of roles at different times! Volunteer sign-up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f4dabaa22a4ff2-2018
Do the players actually enjoy the Hit-A-Thon?
This is a highlight of the baseball season. Kids enjoy hitting for distance, earning prizes, seeing who hits home runs and the break it provides during the season. Top hitters from all divisions will participate in a Home Run Derby on June 23 at Mason District Park.
What is our fundraising goal?
Our goal is to raise $18,000, working together across the league. The more players who participate, the better for MDLL and the more fun we all have! The teams who win the group prizes usually have every single player participating.
Should I provide a flat donation or a pledge?
Many sponsors find it easiest to provide a flat donation of $5, $10, $20 or any amount.
Other sponsors will pledge a certain amount per foot, usually between $.03 - $.05. T-Ball players usually hit 400-600 feet. Major leaguers hit 800-1500 feet. Much of the excitement of our contest centers on the unknown factor of how far a player will hit—and consequently how much they will raise.
How can people pay?
To make collecting payments as easy as possible, MDLL partners with Do Jiggy to provide a website for secure payments. This limits the time you would need to go back and collect funds from supporters. If someone prefers to send a check, payment can be made out to “MDLL” or “Mason District Little League.”
How do I get the word out to raise more money easily?
Share your child's pledge page! Find your player in the list and start sharing! You can edit it or leave it as it is, and send the link in email or post it on Facebook
When does fundraising close?
Fundraising for the 2018 Hit-a-Thon will close and the end of June 19, 2018.
Can my player hit if we haven't raised funds?
Yes, of course. We want all of our players to join in the fun. Ever dollar helps, though, so we hope you'll think about who might be able to support your player in this way. If you are one of the t ball teams with a hit-a-thon scheduled for an earlier date, you can fundraise after your event too. Fundraising closes the night of June 19, 2018.
What if it rains?
The Hit-a-Thon chair would really like it to stop raining long enough to have the 2018 Hit-a-Thon. If the event is cancelled by MDLL for reasons other than weather, donations will be refunded for the portion of the event(s) that you purchased. Refunds are not given for rain delays or rain cancellations stated in accordance with the facility policy.
How else can I help?
We will need volunteers for a variety of roles and time slots on June 11, 12 and 13: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f4dabaa22a4ff2-2018 Thank you for helping to make Hit-a-Thon a success!