Our Story

Fastpitch Cares was formed in 2012 after two members of the softball community were diagnosed with severe E. coli. As friends, family, coaches and fans came together we saw a huge opportunity to not only help our two girls, but all kids. We joined together and did what we do best. “Play Ball”.

We held our first annual “Fastpitch Cares Tournament”, where all proceeds went to helping kids that need a hand. From this event, Fastpitch Cares was able to:

-Raise and donate $28,000
-Fund four Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitors and Software for the Doernbecher Nephrology Department
-Fund three Free-Standing Manual Blood Pressure Machines
-Fund one Doppler Blood Pressure Machine (used primarily for infants)
-Donate $5,000 to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit for communication equipment

Since then, Fastpitch Cares has continued to hold an annual fundraising tournament and has so far raised and donated over $320,000 for Doernbecher Children’s Hospital!

Our Mission

Fastpitch Cares believes in the value of state of the art medical technology and research. We provide the softball community with the opportunity to serve as a bridge between Doernbecher Children’s Hospital and philanthropists like yourself. Our goal is to help Doernbecher maintain their ability to provide the best and broadest range of pediatric treatment to children in the pacific northwest.

Kids helping kids is at the heart of Fastpitch Cares. Fastpitch Cares in a community based nonprofit organized exclusively for charitable purposes.

The Fastpitch Cares Tournament is made possible by our amazing volunteers and the softball community in Oregon and Washington.  Because of their participation and generosity, we have been able to make substantial contributions to Doernbecher Children’s Hospital.

100% of your donations to Fastpitch Cares go directly to charity.