Wiffle Ball Tournament Returns July 13

Wiffle ball is a leisurely sport that requires speed, agility, and a good sense of humor. And, on July 13, it also requires a heart for helping others.

Families, friends, businesses and communities are invited to form teams and join in the fun of the 4th Annual Wiffle Ball Tournament to benefit The Neighborhood Center of West Volusia. The event will take place from 8 a.m. to (approximately) noon, Saturday, July 13, at Stetson University. All ages are welcome and encouraged to participate. (See flyer below.)

Each team must have at least five players, and teams are available through sponsorships, which range from $300 – $600. (See sponsorship options below.) Register and make a sponsorship commitment today: https://tinyurl.com/wiffleball19 Sponsorships involve varying marketing benefits:

  • Triple Play Sponsor: $300 (event-day marketing & one 5-person team)
  • Grand Slam Sponsor: $400 (online and event-day marketing & one 5-person team)
  • World Series Sponsor: $600 (online and event-day marketing & two 5-person teams)

Registered players will receive lunch and refreshments during the event. Winning teams from in the competitive and fun brackets win trophies. The tournament is round-robin format. Here’s an example of the Wiffle Ball Game Rules we will be using.

Proceeds from the event benefit Homeless Youth Program (HYP) of The Neighborhood Center of West Volusia. The Neighborhood Center’s HYP program provides housing and mentoring to young men ages 18-24, guiding them through positive decision making and into permanent housing. The Neighborhood Center staff walk alongside the youth as they experience difficult times and support, and encourage and strengthen them as they find opportunities to belong and become productive members of society.

To become a sponsor and have a team in the tournament, contact Richard Prescott at RichardMPrescott@gmail.com or 386-804-5274.

Wine To Water Returns August 5

Join us for a wonderful evening of camaraderie, wine and delicious appetizers as we raise funds for The Neighborhood Center of West Volusia! The 7th Annual Wine To Water fundraiser will be from 5-7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5, at The Elusive Grape in Downtown DeLand.

Each donation supports the water fund of The Neighborhood Center, which helps families remain in their homes by funding safe, clean water. Tickets are available for a $100 donation each, and sponsorships are available as well. Contact event chair Gery Walker for details at gerywalker@aol.com or 386-748-2511.

T-Shirt Design Contest for High School and College Students Launches Today!

Design the FIRST Official Neighborhood Center T-shirt!


Calling all high school and college students ages 14-22 who enjoy graphic design, art, design and T-shirts! The Neighborhood Center of West Volusia is seeking students who attend school in or live in West Volusia County, Florida, to design one-of-a-kind T-shirts to increase awareness of The Neighborhood Center of West Volusia’s mission to serve the homeless, feed the hungry and prevent homelessness in West Volusia County.

The winner will be announced at our October 24 breakfast event as the designer of the official 2019 Neighborhood Center T-shirt and win $100 in Mainstreet Dollars. And, The Neighborhood Center will display the winning design for one year on its property and/or official vehicle(s) and share the news far and wide online and beyond!


Entering is easy!

Create your design and tell us in 250 words or less how your design helps promotes The Neighborhood Center’s mission of serving the homeless, feeding the hungry and preventing homelessness and submit it by midnight, Sunday, Oct. 7.

The T-shirt design must incorporate the following:

• Only three colors: Red, black, gray (white space is permitted, too)
• a house image
• a heart image
• the hashtag #LoveLocal

Design submissions — a PDF graphic and up to 250-word write-up — must be submitted by midnight, Sunday, Oct. 5, 2018, via this upload link. Please include your name, email address, and school.

Our Community Judges Your Design

  • Judging begins Oct. 8.
  • The shortlisting judging panel will consist of staff, volunteers and donors.
  • Designs will be judged based on quality and relevance
  • The final round of submissions will be placed in the hands of The Neighborhood Center’s Facebook fans for judging Oct. 12-16. Be sure to like and follow our Facebook page to stay abreast of the votes!
  • The rulings of the shortlisting panel and Facebook fans are final.

Win Gifts and Fame!

Winner receives:

  • $100 in Mainstreet Dollars to be used at Mainstreet DeLand Association merchants
  • 2 t-shirts of their winning design
  • publicity of the design on our website, social media and e-mail marketing an on The Neighborhood Center’s property and/or official vehicle

Finalist will be notified after a Facebook fan vote for the winning design.

Please note any designs chosen in the contest become the creative property of the Neighborhood Center of West Volusia and will be used for fundraising marketing purposes for the agency.

Good luck and thank you for supporting The Neighborhood Center of West Volusia!