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About US



It’s a dream that started over 30 years ago. Springfield native, John Leep, began "Stevie's World of Wiffleball” in 1984 with the hopes of sharing his passion for America's pastime with his newborn son, tournament namesake, Steve Leep. For 6 years, the tournament endured, donating over $20,000 to local Springfield charities serving the children of our community. Leep put down the yellow bat and wiffleball in 1996 to focus on his growing family, and after a nearly 17 year hiatus, with the help and support from his son Steve, the tournament returned, with its inaugural season in 2014. 


Stevie's World of Wiffleball is rapidly becoming an integral part of the Springfield community, as it rallies the people to come together in family friendly fun, and encourages the community to support children facing major medical challenges. We strive to make the weekend a family friendly, engaging, and uplifting event that the entire community can enjoy.

Stevie's World of Wiffleball is vital in bettering the dynamic relationships of our town, as well as continuously encouraging others to do for others as they would themselves. Stevie's World of Wiffleball is a licensed, 501c, non-profit organization with many community businesses donating money, supplies, food, and other goods, as well as time and service, to ensure its existence. It’s through the generous support of many events sponsors, that Stevie's World of Wiffleball boasts a unique wiffleball experience, by replicating six signature fields for the participants to play on. "Together, we make this weekend about much more than wiffleball; we make this weekend about sharing our own love of the game, the joy that it brings us, the memories that we cherish from it, and most importantly, ensuring through the legacy of wiffleball, we can continue to support and inspire the greatest generation of our communinty; its youth. While this isn't Iowa, there is a "Field of Dreams” right here in Springfield.

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