Play NC, Inc. organizes recreational sports and games designed to raise money and awareness for local non-profit partners.

Since 2018, Play NC has used a “play for charity” concept to help provide cash and item donations to 19 local Durham, NC non-profits. We have hosted many events, with our main product being Durham Softball, an adult recreational slow-pitch softball league. Like all of our games, players can sign up to represent a charity and compete to earn money for their cause. Our goal is to provide fun and creative ways for people to play a game and support a charity at the same time.

Play NC’s Durham Softball Re-Opens for the 2021 Spring Season!

512 days since the last time a Durham Softball game was played, teams finally took the field again to have fun for charity. More than 156 players ...

Play NC Hosts Their 2nd Annual New Year’s Day Park Cleanup!

Play NC’s Founder, Ryan Mentock, led the 2nd Annual New Year’s Day Park Cleanup at Elmira Park in Durham, NC this year! The group picked ...

Play NC wins the First Ever DPR Wiffle Ball Tournament!

The Play NC squad won the first ever Durham Parks and Recreation Wiffle Ball tournament! It was a great day, great event, and an extremely well-run ...

Play NC Donates Vegetables to LEAP Durham Families!

Over five bi-weekly events this Summer, Play NC purchased 125 family-sized bags of fruits and veggies from Perkins Orchard and distributed them to ...

Play NC Donates Hand Sanitizer to Meals on Wheels of Durham!

Since we can’t play softball to help our partners right now, we wanted to find new ways to help! Play NC Board Member, Lauren Jones, organized ...

Field Clean-Up Day at Shepard Middle School

On Sunday, March 8, 15, and 22, you’re invited out to Shepard Magnet Middle School to help us prepare the baseball field for the upcoming season.&# ...

Play NC New Year’s Day Clean-Up at Elmira Park!

Thanks to everyone for helping pick up 8 bags of trash at Elmira Park this morning! It was definitely a good feeling to start the new year clean.&# ...

Play NC Hosts Wiffle Ball Tournament with Miracle League of the Triangle

Join Play NC, Inc and all of Durham Softball’s partner charities for two co-ed, adult, modified fast pitch Wiffle Ball tournaments to raise ...

Play NC Adopts Elmira Park

Play NC has adopted Elmira Park in Durham, North Carolina! As part of the Durham Parks and Recreation Adopt-a-Park program, Play NC is committing to ...

Meals on Wheels wins the 2019 Durham Softball Summer League!

On October 28, 2019, Durham Softball played their Summer League playoffs at Shepard Middle School. Meals on Wheels of Durham defeated South Durham ...

Ryan Mentock wins the 2019 Durham Bulls Baseball Club Community Captain Award

The commissioner of the Durham Softball League, Ryan Mentock, has won the Blue Cross NC and Durham Bulls Baseball Club Community Captain award! The ...

Play NC’s Durham Softball Raises $1,584 for 12 Non-Profits with Summer 2018 Softball

Games played on October 21, 2018. Photos from the 2018 Summer Season Playoffs. Congratulations to the regular season and playoff champions for the ...

Play NC’s Durham Softball Raises $902 for 8 Non-Profits with Spring 2018 Softball

Games played on July 15, 2018. Photos from the 2018 Spring Season Playoffs. Congrats to Housing for New Hope for winning the championship! Thank you ...