Funtastic Sports Society is a non-profit organization which hold the annual Funtastic Slo-Pitch Tournament and Music Festival every year during the Canada Day Long Weekend. Our main Vernon event is held at the DND Army Camp, with slo-pitch events happening on ball diamonds throughout the city.
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 $2.1 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.
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.
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
Our Core Values
The core purpose of the Vernon & District Funtastic Sports Society is to preserve and promote sport and recreation and its values in our communities. Our only fundraiser is hosting a world-class event, Canada’s Largest Slo-Pitch Tournament and Music Festival and our contribution is supporting local organizations sport and recreation initiatives.
The Funtastic Sports Society is a community advocate to an active and healthy lifestyle using sport and recreation. As a legacy of these values that bind and build our community, supporting not-for-profit agencies and organizations and their sport and recreation intitiatives is a living embodiment enjoyed by residents and visitors of all ages.
Our core values are at the root of our brand. They include:
- Building a Better Community
- Pride of place
- Commitment to the community
We are hosts, graciously extending our hospitality whenever or wherever a guest encounters our brand. Guests instantly recognize our pride in sharing what we have to offer them.
Our employees and volunteers embody our unparalleled pride and in how we treat our brand values. Residents of the Greater Vernon area share in this pride as our event and reputation has grown in prominence.
Our partners know our word is our bond in true old fashion style of the early community builders such as Sam Polson; a genuine integrity forms the basis of all relationships, both within and outside the Funtastic event.
At Funtastic, you’ll find a friendly smile with each greeting, transaction and experience; true to the enduring values and behaviours as set by the original Funtastic team in 1985.