$20 – $450

Hometown Heroes Festival for Matthew Conley hosted by A Warriors Mind

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Rogers High School

Lauderdale County 47

Florence, AL 35634

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Come out and join us for our first ever Hometown Heroes Festival honoring Cpl Matt Conley on March 25th at Rogers Highschool in Florence, Alabama, hosted by A WARRIORS MIND. Our founder, Mike Woods, is returning to his home town to help raise the funds needed to build a veterans memorial and dedicate the field to Cpl Matthew Conley. One of the most patriotic places in the country is about to show the nation how you support your vets. We will have a co-ed softball tournament, comedy, live music, games and bounce houses for the kids, and a home run derby. Opening ceremonies will be at 8:30am and you won't want to miss it. We only have space for 10 teams so sign up using the tickets link below.

Special guests and groups include:
The family of Cpl Matthew Conley
Mike Woods founder of A Warriors Mind
Comedian Jason E Jones
Sheep Dog Impact Assistance
Coca- Cola
Patriot Guard

  • Double elimination Co-ed softball tournament

  • Home Run Derby

  • Music

  • Family friendly, bring out the kids. There will be inflatables and games to play.

  • Raffles

  • Giveaways

***Field and Event Sponsorship Opportunities are availavble. Contact mwoods@awarriorsmind.org for more details

Ticekt Types:

$450- Team Entry + team shirt (colors are first come first serve)

$30 - Individual Team Member + team shirt (colors are first come first serve)

$20 - Pool Player. You will be assigned a team randomly

$20 - Home Run Derby entry


  • Players: A team may bat 13 players 3 of which must be female and 1 male.

  • A team may start with 6 players, at least 1 must be female.

  • No more than 15 to a lineup card and females must be staggered in the batting order.

  • A forfeit will count as a 7-0 loss.

  • No player will be allowed to play if they are deemed to be intoxicated by an event official.

  • This is a double elimination tournament. Eliminated players can enter their name into a blind draw pool to fill in if a team does not have enough players or a player is injured.

  • Injured players must consent to a pool substitution as they will not be able to play for the rest of the game.

  • A player must have played one (1) game and be on the roster, to qualify to play in Championship game.

  • 3 females must be on the field at all times.

  • A defensive player may not impede a runner’s progress by standing in the baseline, unless the defensive player is fielding a batted ball…. Blocking of the bag without the ball shall result in an obstruction call, a warning to the offending player, and the runner will be awarded the base.

  • There are no set positions for fielders. Meaning, you may play male or female in any fielding position. However, no infielder may play on the grass/infield while a female is batting.

  • Courtesy runners designated or pinch runners will be allowed, but must be the same sex.

  • Injured players: MUST report the injury immediately to the umpire. The injured player will be removed from the batting order and will not be allowed to field for the rest of the game.

  • PROFANITY: Profanity will not be tolerated and may be grounds for players being called out or ejected at the discretion of the umpire. Absolutely no F word. If a player is not playing on the field but is in the dugout or near the playing field and is using profanity toward the team or teams playing, the umpire shall give one warning and WILL start calling an out for every F bomb used against that individuals team, regardless if that team is batting. If that team is not batting the outs will apply when they come up to bat. If there is a spectator supporting a team who becomes abusive verbally towards any player, spectator or umpire, the umpire shall warn the spectator and the team, if the spectator continues, the umpire will start calling outs for the team, the spectator was supporting until the spectator ceases the abuse, regardless if the team is batting or not. If the team is not batting the outs will apply when they come up to bat.

  • Ejection from game: Once ejected a player cannot play in that game. It will be the event officals discretion, if the player will be allowed to play any remainder games. Fighting, wrestling, or pushing will not be tolerated and will result in ejection from the tournament. Verbal abuse of officials or players, fighting, foul language, spitting, kicking of dirt and continued rough play will result in player ejections. If a player is ejected, the team may not replace that player with another player.

  • Running to first base (orange base) “extra base” is being used at first base , players must step on the orange base when overrunning first base, or when there is a legitimate play at first base (ball still in the infield). Players stepping on the white base when the ball is in play in the infield may be called out. Balls that have reached the outfield will allow the runner to touch the white base in an attempt to advance to second base. When in doubt runners should touch the orange base to avoid being called out. Runner may overrun first base, any aggressive attempt towards second base the fielder may make a play on the runner. There MUST be aggression and it umpires discretion.

  • Home plate and bases: All plays at home plate and or a base where the fielder is in possession of the ball, the runner MUST slide to avoid any injury. The player MUST slide or give up, any un-sportsman like conduct will not be tolerated.

  • Stealing: NOT ALLOWED

  • Game time: 45 MINUTES game time, games will start on time. THERE IS NO MAX OR MINIMUM GAME TIME FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME.

  • THROWING BATS: Intentionally throwing the bat in anger or frustration after your turn up to bat is not tolerated and will result in an automatic out for the batter and may result in player’s ejection, upon umpire’s discretion

  • Run rule: If a team is winning by 20 runs after 3 innings, the game will cease and winner declared, 15 after 4 and 12 after 5. This rule also applies to Championship game but no time limit and no Texas tie breaker.

  • PLAYERS: Must be at least 18 years of age unless accompany by parent and signed roster with liability waiver prior to the start of any game. Minimum age is 16 with identification. A player found not to be listed on roster and/or not signed liability waiver WILL be ejected from the game.

  • Guaranteed games: All teams are only guaranteed 2 games. Seed positions will be determined by a blind draw.

  • EQUIPMENT: Each team will be responsible for their own bats and gloves

  • Forfeit time is game time.

  • Arch of Pitch: no less than six (6), not greater than twelve (12)

  • BATS: Legal bats are as defined by ASA rules. The first time a team comes to the plate with an illegal bat, the batter is considered out. The second time the team uses an illegal bat, the batter is out and ejected with

  • NO Metal cleats. A player caught playing with metal cleats WILL be ejected. It is up to the team captain to make sure no metal cleats are worn prior to start time.

  • REFUNDS: once a team has paid there are NO refunds.

Home Run Derby Rules:

Home run derby will start when the championship game starts.

You can enter the derby up to two times
10 swings per entry
Person with the most HR's after 10 swings is the winner
In the case of a tie there will be a second round
You supply your own pitcher and balls
Use any bat and any 12" softball you want (for the guys)
Use any bat and any 11" softball you want (for the girls)
Separate Derby's for men and women
Women hit from second base
$20 entry fee - 50% to the winners, 50% to the charity

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Florence, AL 35634

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