Mission Statement: To organize fun recreational sports leagues and activities that benefit charitable organizations.
Founded in 2018, Play NC, Inc is a 501(c)3 non-profit recreational sports organization in Durham, North Carolina. We strive to host uniquely fun charitable events that benefit local causes.
Our first league is Durham Softball, a co-ed adult softball league. Durham Softball had more than 225 players in 2018 and raised more than $2,800 for our 12 non-profit partner organizations. We hope to expand the “Play for Charity” concept to other sports and activities such as tennis, baseball, wiffle ball, and miniature golf. Every sport or activity that we add would follow the same general donation structure as our initial softball concept.
During the season, we also hold donation drives and our players bring physical items to contribute to our sponsors. Non-profits get a chance to interact with other non-profits in the area and build relationships to achieve common goals. Our large group of players and fans learn about the organizations involved with the league through the games and our league messaging, which is often more valuable than the donations.
Play ball, y’all.
Ryan Mentock, Founder