Finalists announced, tickets now available for Fast Pitch

The Winnipeg Foundation

Fast Pitch 2018 participants
Fast Pitch 2018 participants

Charities to compete for $20,000 in prizes during next week’s Showcase

For immediate release - Thursday, March 8, 2018: Ten charities will make the most of three minutes when they deliver Dragons’ Den-style pitches during the Fast Pitch Final Showcase. The event is Wednesday, March 14 at 7 p.m. at The Met and tickets are $25. Head to to purchase. The event sells out each year!

Fast Pitch is a community competition where everyone wins! Leaders from the charitable community partner with business sector coaches to develop the pitches. Fast Pitch is your chance to learn about the amazing work being done in Winnipeg’s charitable sector and discover how each organization would utilize the grant money to make a difference. The audience will help decide the People’s Choice winner through text-to-vote!

Top 10 finalists are:

  • Winnipeg Optimal Health Early Years Sports Club
  • Holy Names House of Peace
  • Adoption Options Manitoba
  • Nine Circles Community Health Centre
  • Green Action Centre
  • MLPD - Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities
  • Snowflake Place for Children and Youth
  • Islamic Social Services Association
  • North End Women's Centre
  • Candace House

Presenters, coaches, and representatives from The Winnipeg Foundation are available for interviews. Please contact us to learn more. Media is also invited to attend next week’s event.

Fast Pitch Final Showcase
Wednesday, March 14
The Met, 281 Donald Street
Doors at 6 p.m., Program at 7 p.m.

For more information, or to get in touch with presenters and coaches, please contact:

LuAnn Lovlin, Director of Communications
204.781.9336 (cell)
Email LuAnn

Stacy Cardigan Smith, Publications Editor
204.230.2939 (cell)
Email Stacy