WELCOME TO FUNTASTIC 2014!
Canada's Biggest Slo-Pitch Tournament and Music Festival
The Most Fun You Can Have With Your Cleats On!!!
2014 Funtastic Community Investment Grant Applications Now Available fo Community Groups
VERNON – In celebrating its 30th year, Brett Kirkpatrick, President of The Vernon & District Funtastic Sports Society announced today that over $30,000 in funding will be available to local sport organizations through the ongoing grant program. “Funtastic has supported numerous sport endeavours and invested more than $1.4M dollars in the community. I am pleased today to announce the continuation of our support for the community”, Kirkpatrick said. The program covers grants for equipment and capital costs for sports related activities.
The purpose of the Funtastic Community Investment Grant is to provide financial support to non-profit sport, recreation, and community organizations serving the Greater Vernon region. Successful applicants will benefit from the Community Grant program with an emphasis on projects that will continue to support the growth of sport and recreation in the region. In 2013 the Funtastic Community Investment Grant program distributed $29,000 to 12 recipients encompassing playground development, equipment purchases, sports programs and physically challenged support program development.
“The slo-pitch tournament and the music festival showcases our community’s volunteer spirit and highlights Vernon’s exceptional weather, recreation areas, sports fields, and accommodations which encourages participants to return each year to the benefit of local businesses”, said Brett Kirkpatrick, Funtastic Sports Society president.
The annual Funtastic Slo-Pitch Tournament and Music Festival provides Funtastic with the ability to provide Community Investment Grants and builds a better community through sport.
HAVE YOU REGISTERED for the 2014 FUNTASTIC? - DON'T MISS OUR BIG 3-0 CELEBRATION!
Remember back in the early 1980's, the average NHL'er was earning just over $100k, a MacIntosh was still edible and only birds tweeted. There was the Rubik’s Cube rage, big hair bands and music hits included- Do They Know It's Christmas? by Band Aid, Ghostbusters, or how about Careless Whisper...that was 1984. It was also that time when a group of slo-pitch players in Vernon started a slo-pitch tournament – and Funtastic was born.
It was 1984 when Okanagan Springs Brewery was born as well and coincidently, 55 teams played the first ever Funtastic Slo-Pitch Tournament and $610 was raised for Special Olympics. Now 30 years later, the tournament sells out at capacity of 216 teams and more than $1.5 million has been raised for our communities.
Plan to play? Click here for the 2014 Registration.
Looking for some FUN in the SUN and get a little spring training in? Check out the amazing deal below for the Spring Training tourney in Puerto Vallarta.
Check out the fabulous resort you will be staying at...Canto del Sol
Congratulations to Krusty's Kids from Kamloops!
For the grand prize of an $8300 houseboat vacation courtesy of our great friends and our sponsor- Waterway Houseboats, Check out www.waterwayhouseboats.com for more information….This draw took place on July 15th of all the teams pre-registered and paid in full.
AND THE WINNERS OF THE 2013 SAVE-ON-FOODS FUNTASTIC SLO-PITCH TOURNAMENT ARE:
Acutruss Division: Assassins, Juggernauts, Canadian ICE, Armed and Hammered, Chucks Norrii, Stank Peck and the Foreskinned Willys
Capri Insurance Division: Spare Parts, Jocks and Janes, Pink Kanoes, Mount Me Police, Royals, Hit n Run
Modu-Loc Division: TUHAC, Wild Cat Wild Things, Jekyll n Hyde, Ryder Knightly, Family Ties, Viva Sue Pizza
Cobbett Office Division: Cope Sluggers, Jello Shooters, BYOB, Diggers, Dirty Smurfs, We Look Good on Paper
Subway Division: Bellyitchers, Team 420, Cowboyz and Indians, Consuelas Lemon Pledge, King of the Diamond, Super Heroes in Training
Britco Division: Scared Hitless, Clancy's Pitch Slap, Shamrocks, Pissed & Broke
SUN FM Division: Vernon Black Sox, Hit for Brains, Killer Beez
Nor-Val Rentals Division: Delta Masterbatters, Smokin Bats, Sotally Broken, Chocolate Bars
Electric Paper Company Division: Rvlution, Curse of the Mangina, Canron Steelers, Get Your Rocks Off
Sunshine Autographics Division: Jay Sox, Cuffed & Spanked, Faces for Radio, Kenwood Batitude
Westjet Division: Destroyers, Beauties and the Beasts, Demons, Dirty Ball Bags
The main festival grounds are located 2 km south of Vernon on Hwy 97.
Maps are provided by GEM Mapping & Design, located in Vernon since 2004, provides cost-effective, innovative mapping solutions to businesses, non-profit organizations, government sectors and offers services in Graphic Design.
We believe in providing customers with professional quality, eye-pleasing maps, with attention to detail and accuracy, delivered in a timely manner, with follow up service satisfaction guaranteed.
In addition to Funtastic, GEM Mapping & Design was also a proud sponsor of the 2012 BC Winter Games.
The A&W Funtastic Music Festival continues to get better with age, and this year the festival will celebrate its 30th birthday June 27-June 30, 2014.
The A&W Funtastic Music Festival is an open air festival for all general admission ticket holders. That means everyone at Funtastic has equal opportunity to get up to the front of the stage or just hang back to get the full festival effect.
And...our great friend and our sponsor- Waterway Houseboats, has a fabulous deal for those who want to take a houseboat vacation while in the area... Check out www.waterwayhouseboats.com for more information….
Canada's Greatest Slo-Pitch Tournament & Music Festival
Each year the Funtastic Sports Society hosts Canada's largest slo-pitch tournament and music festival. As a non-profit organization, all funds raised by Funtastic are used to support sport and recreation in the community.
Since 1984, the Vernon and District Funtastic Sports Society has been working to help make our community a great best place to live, learn, work and play. As a result of hosting the annual fundraiser- Funtastic, the society has been able to contribute more than $1.5 million back to the community.
We are dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of residents by advocating for active lifestyles, the opportunity to enjoy all sports, partnering with and funding community initiatives and fostering athletic participation.
We don't do this alone. While we are a registered non-profit organization, we do not receive any government funding to fulfill our mission. Instead we host an annual fundraiser- Canada's largest slo-pitch tournament and music festival and we're supported by an amazing group of individuals - our 525 volunteers. Each year the Funtastic event brings approximately $4.5 million in direct economic benefit to the local business community.
We thank our many partners including 120 local business sponsors, local government agencies and local community groups who help us each year host the Funtastic Sport & Music Festival.
Vision Statement - Building a Better Community Through Sport
Value Statement- Respect, Integrity, Leadership, Teamwork and Commitment
Tell us about your Funtastic Experience. Your comments go directly to the executive director of the Vernon & District Funtastic Sports Society.
The Funtastic Slo-Pitch & Music Festival application for vendors will open in January 2014. Funtastic has a limited number of vendor vacancies each year. Many of our vendors return year after year causing us to have a very low turnover rate. Please contact the office if you would like more information or questions answered on how you can become a vendor in 2014.
Volunteers... Want to volunteer? Come on board and join us in hosting the biggest sports event in the Okanagan valley.
Simply go to the Volunteer page, check out what's involved and email the office.
Funtastic Sports Society offers an amazing opportunity for sponsorship. As the largest event of its kind in Canada, we pride ourselves on the many outstanding assets in which to invest. As a not-for-profit organization, we keep your interests top-of-mind and will work with you to ensure your goals are achieved.
With annual support of 120 partners, the Funtastic Sports Society is able to present the finest in experiences for our visitors. We value and appreciate the support these sponsors provide for our tournament and special events.