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Teams needed for Miracle League fundraiser

Teams are needed to participate in the second annual Popsicle’s The BIG WIFF, a fundraiser for the Miracle League of Minnesota to be held at 10 Miracle League locations across the state on Saturday, Aug. 17.

In Brainerd, the game will be at Memorial Park, 1700 Mill Road.

Teams of three to five people will play in a round-robin tournament.

The championship games will be held on Sunday, Aug. 18, at the Miracle League field in Minnetonka, Minn.

Popsicle’s The BIG WIFF will benefit the Miracle League of Minnesota, a non-profit organization that provides every kid with special needs the opportunity to play baseball as a team member in an organized league.

The game of Wiffle Ball is easy with no base running. Previous experience is not necessary to play and all skill levels are welcome. The public is encouraged to participate and register their team by visiting All ages are welcome, and registration is $100 per team. Once registered, team coaches will receive all tournament details, schedules, simple rules and tips on how your team can raise additional funds for the Miracle League of Minnesota through pledges. The registration deadline for teams is Aug. 13.

For more information on Popsicle’s The BIG WIFF, please visit or find on Facebook at Tournament media partners are 1500ESPN and FOX Sports North. The event is presented by Popsicle and other event sponsors include PlayBall! Minnesota.

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