Softball Tournament

Swinging for Jimmy Foundation

The Swinging for Jimmy Foundation (S4J) and the Haywood County Schools Foundation, Inc. have established a scholarship fund to support student athletes from Haywood County desiring to further their education after high school. This scholarship celebrated the life of Jimmy Wilson and honors his commitment to the development of youth in Haywood County for over four decades.

In September 2015, Jimmy lost his battle with cancer. As a 1974 graduate of Pisgah High School who worked at the paper mill for forty years, Jimmy was often found at the ballfield playing the "hot-corner" for the likes of the Hedden Brothers and Vance Enterprises or coaching and encouraging our youth. Jimmy toiled  his self to become a master dog handler who trialed and hunted beagles, bringing smiles and laughter to many hunting companions. Jimmy loved this area, spending countless hours in the woods, hiking every trail in the Great Smoky Mountains and promoting conversation. Jimmy's greatest attribute was the reflection of his heart, he was a dealer of hope who always put others before himself. 

To raise money for this foundation, we hosted a cornhole tournament which started out as a good fun but resulted in $3800 being delivered to the school system! We will be hosting a softball tournament September 8th at the International Sports Complex in Canton, NC. We are seeking corporate sponsors for teams to help promote our fundraising events. 

As a sponsor, you will be helping out a great cause while also promoting your business. Contact Justin Wilson @ (828) 774-7109. $250 Entry Fee and 3 game guarantee, hit your own balls (40-400). $10 gets a player unlimited homeruns for the tournament. Each sponsor will be recognized throughout the tournament either with a sponsor logo sign ($125) or with your company name on the back of our T-Shirts ($250). Sponsorship of teams ($450) includes team being named after your company, logo sign, and T-Shirt advertisement.

We need all sponsorships completed by August 31st to print signs at t-shirts.

If you are a signs sponsor, please send your logo as well. 

To enter or for more information, Contact Justin Wilson @ (828) 774-7109