Registration and Manager's Meeting
Friday, July 27
Location: Herbert C. Young Community Center
101 Wilkinson Avenue, Cary, NC 27513
6:00pm: Team Registration and packet pickup
7:00pm: Manager's meeting begins in gym
Attendance is required by a representative of each team. Please, no more than two representatives per team.
Tournament Pool Play Begins
Saturday, July 28 - Sunday, July 29
Location: Various fields
Charities Chosen for 2012 Tournament
Each year PONY Nationals for the East Zone chooses one or two charities to support during the tournament. This year the food banks in each tournament region of the East Zone and the Champions League, a newer league within PONY that supports softball activities for exceptional children, have been chosen.
In lieu of the traditional gift exchange, each team is encouraged to bring a ball bucket full of non-perishable food items to your first game on Saturday, July 28, where it will be collected and then delivered to the regional food bank for distribution. For more information about the charities and the significance of the ball bucket, download the letter to coaches.
Opening Ceremonies - "Country Comes to Town"
Sunday, July 29
Location: Lake Benson Park, 921 Buffaloe Rd, Garner, NC 27529
Time: 4:00 - 8:00pm
Opening Ceremonies is a great opportunity to exchange team pins, purchase merchandise, and have photos taken. Check the Opening Ceremonies page for more information.
Tournament Bracket Play Begins
Monday, July 30
Location: Various Fields
PONY Night at the Ballpark: Carolina Mudcats
Tuesday, July 31
Game starts at 7:15pm and tickets are only $4 (that's a $6 discount per ticket)! Tickets can be purchased online or over the phone at (919) 269-2287. Download the flyer for ticket information or visit the While You Are Here page for more info.
Tournament Championship Bracket Begins
Wednesday, Aug 1 (12U, 14U, 16U & 18U)
Location: Thomas Brooks (16U & 18U), Bond Park (14U), Garner Rec (12U)
Thursday, Aug 2
Location: Thomas Brooks (14U finals)
*Game locations and times are subject to change; verify complete schedule with PONY
Rain Date (if needed): Friday, Aug 3