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An invitation has been issued to British slowpitch teams to play in the 26th Heavy Hitters Charity Co-ed Slowpitch Softball Tournament in Prague on June 11-12 to help raise money for educational projects supported by the Prague Post Endowment Fund.

The tournament will take place at Prague's best venue, the Krc Baseball and Softball Centre, where numerous European Championships and Cups have been played, and will be divided into competitive and recreational sections.

"Co-ed" in this case means that teams are required to have a minimum of two women players on the field -- but can have more if they wish.

Money for charities

The main purpose of this year’s tournament is to raise money to support a hospital school at
Thomayer University Hospital in Prague, so that children can have the opportunity to attend lessons while they are hospitalised and to take part in extra-curricular activities such as art and music lessons, quizzes, games etc.

Another part of the money raised will go towards a prize for the Fund's annual "Best Teacher of English" award, and some will go to the Czech non-profit organisation BoNGO, which supports local schools and educates teachers in Malawi.

The Heavy Hitters Charity Tournament is the Prague Post Endowment Fund’s main fundraising event and has become a Prague tradition. The tournament is usually attended by 200-300 people.

Participating teams can select different levels of entry fee depending on the contribution they want to make to the Fund's good causes, and team will receive T-shirts for team players and invitations to the Players’ Party and Awards Ceremony at the field in the end of the tournament.

Sponsoring businesses help cover the costs of hosting the event and

More information

For more information about the tournament and entry fees, or to register your team, contact Simona Mullerova on or phone (+420) 296 334 464.