Parkland Wiffle Ball Tournament Raises Money for Pediatric Cancer
2022 Wiffle Blast {Photo by Todd Rodman}

By Jill Fox

Parkland’s annual tournament ­celebrating one of America’s favorite “back-yard” games is back.

The 6th Annual Wiffle Blast raises funds to support South Florida’s children in need, particularly those battling cancer. Founded by Parkland dad and local chiropractor Todd Rodman, the Parkland event raises over $40,000 annually for the Jason Taylor Foundation.

Rodman said the funds are earmarked for the pediatric cancer unit at Holtz Children’s Hospital in Miami.

“We donate specifically to the pediatric cancer department to help pay for the Handtevy system, which quickly customizes dosages of medication for children,” said Rodman. “It saved my nephew James’ life after he was in a terrible accident.”

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The Jason Taylor Foundation has received praise from parents thanking them for their part in the Handtevy pediatric resuscitation system because it also helped save their children.

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Jason Taylor and Rodman’s nephew, James

On Saturday, January 28, 25 teams will meet at Pine Trails Park to participate in the popular pastime providing safe and healthy fun for the whole family. Wiffle ball teams can be made up of families, friends, or colleagues, and limited team spots are still available here for $1,000.

Games will begin at 10 a.m. at Pine Trails Park Amphitheater, followed by food trucks, a DJ, and more. The event is free for spectators; however, they can donate $10 to participate in the home run derby. That $10 gets you ten pitches, and the top three hits will qualify for the finals.

New this year,  a $50 raffle ticket will give donors a chance to win $15,000 toward any home renovation project by Casabella Design Group.

Rodman said Wiffle ball was something he loved playing as a kid. “The tournament takes us back to those moments we had in the front yard and gives us hope these kids can eventually have days like that too.”

Pine Trails Park is located at 10555 Trails End, Parkland, FL 33076. Can’t make the event? You can still donate here.

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Jill Fox
Jill Fox
Jill Fox is an Emmy Award-winning writer and producer. She has worked in public relations and television for over 20 years. Fox lives in Parkland with her husband and their two children.