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Discussion: Home run hitting contest with a twist?

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Jan. 11, 2019
32 posts
Home run hitting contest with a twist?
Friend of mine living in Vegas has told me they were discussing having a home run hitting contest during the April Vegas SSUSA tourney. So here's the twist...the buy in would be approx $200 dollars +/- (to be determined) why so much? well there going to give you a new in the wrapper bat by lets say one of the top two senior bat company's.

So your on deck, unwrap your bat and then swing away for the contest. no dirty bats to worry about, everyone's on a level playing field. If you don't make it to the next round, you still walk away with a new bat. prize pool is let's say $1,000 with a 2nd and 3rd place pool too.

Told my friend I would throw it out there and see what kinda response it gets. what do you guys think? is this a ridiculous concept? any legs to stand on? please leave any feedback you want so they have an idea if this would work?

please note what I have stated in regards to prizes and prices are hypothetical at this point, all of that to be determined at a later date.
Jan. 11, 2019
7 posts
this sounds like a great idea if indeed it comes to fruition,great publicity for the "bat company" seems to make sense for a charity to be the beneficiary of a cash match from the organizers of the tournament as well sounds like a win-win
Jan. 11, 2019
Omar Khayyam
1278 posts
low profile, I like it! Most home run hitters I know (very few in my age bracket) have a menagerie of bats any how. A $200 buy-in with a guaranteed new bat as a participation prize sounds like a no-brainer. I would raise it to perhaps $$225 so it isn't just guys who want a potentially discounted bat for $200 whether they can reach the fence or not. Also, be sure of your numbers before you start throwing around a figure of $1000 for first prize. Challenge will be a venue and time accessible by all participants. I would guess that the prize money is not as important as bragging rights and getting a new bat.

We had a hitting-for-distance contest for our Club a couple of years ago and it was three swings for a $5.00 buy in with the possibility of multiple reentries, particularly by those whose mark had been surpassed. The prize? Nothing but the title. It became a fundraiser for the Club.
Jan. 12, 2019
32 posts
Outlaw, not quite sure of the purpose but thinking it's just for the players to have some fun while in Vegas, thinking it all goes back to the players, but some money would possibly have to be put towards logistics but everything else would go back into the prize pool.

Omar, love your guy's distance's another $5 I can beat Joe Smo I know it! lol. but as for your statement regarding the prize pool? if you look at the bottom of my post I state it's all HYPOTHETICAL as yes I just threw out the number, but all of that would have to be determined my guess is by what kinda interest it gets? obviously if theirs a lot of people the pool could be big, if not well you guessed it.
But ya how could you go wrong...A new in the wrapper lez say top two senior bats manufacturers bat.
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