Charity Partners

Play NC is a 501(c)3 non-profit based in Durham, North Carolina. Play NC was founded in 2018 with a “Play for Charity” concept, hosting games and sports to benefit local 19+ local charity partners, including the Durham Softball League and Durham Cornhole. is a “Play Anytime” Charity Golf Tournament. Since 2018, we have raised more than $15,000 for our charity partners and donated more than $20,000 worth of items to local causes, just by playing more than 1000 games.

This “Play Anytime” format was developed by the Play NC founder, Ryan Mentock, with the intention of making competitions and fundraising opportunities easier to access, especially within the restrictions of COVID on large gatherings. We still wanted to host a large tournament, but couldn’t have everyone at the course at once, so we have extended the available times you can enter by an entire month to accommodate all players. While we don’t quite have the excitement of a same-day leaderboard or result, we hope the simplicity of the registration process, ease of scheduling, and the final anticipation of the results to be posted at the end of the month is just as enjoyable of an experience.

In addition to the general competition, at least 50% of your contribution will directly benefit two charities each month:

  • SwingPals builds a foundation of health and strong character in children facing adversity. Every month, 50% of the proceeds will be donated to this outstanding organization.
  • Current Month’s Featured Play NC Charity. Each month will benefit 1 or 2 of the 19+ Play NC partners, so you can help out a new charity every month!

Play NC currently partners with more than 19 different local charities, including the following: