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Matthews Athletic & Recreation Association

Matthews Athletic & Recreation Association

MARA Spring Raffle

(All raffle proceeds will go towards the batting cage renovations for baseball and softball.)

Make sure to get your tickets so you can be in the running 
for a FREE Fall Sport Registration!

$10 = 1 Ticket
$20 = 3 Tickets

Tickets will be available to purchase on Saturday, April 20 between 10am and 3pm at the
MARA Popup Spirit Store near the main concession stand.  More dates to purchase will be announced!

The drawing date is TBD.

If you have any questions, email Dana at [email protected].

Matthews Athletic & Recreation Association (MARA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit youth sports recreation association established in 1956.  Based at Arthur Goodman Memorial Park in Matthews, MARA offers the following sports: baseball, softball, tackle & flag football, cheer and basketball. MARA also offers Bambino Buddy-Ball for young athletes living with special needs.

MARA is a volunteer organization that provides a fun environment, quality facilities, expert instruction, and the highest level of coaching to ensure every child has an enjoyable learning experience with the opportunity to reach their full potential. MARA has been a home for countless young athletes, fostering teamwork, leadership, and a lifelong love for sports.

There are over 1500 baseball, softball, and football games played each year at MARA; this includes high school games, recreation, travel and challenge games for both baseball and softball, as well as numerous football competitions.  In 2023, MARA had over 2200 players registered to play across our leagues.

MARA Sponsors play a tremendous role in our ability to provide a quality, affordable, safe, and FUN youth sports program for all of our youth. If you are interested in learning more about sponsoring at MARA, click here


Kannapolis Cannon Ballers vs. Fayetteville Woodpeckers

Saturday, May 18, 7:00pm
Section 112
Atrium Health Ballpark, Kannapolis
$14 per ticket

If you are interested in attending the game and would like to purchase tickets, please email Dana at [email protected].


Academy Sports & Outdoors
2314 Matthews Township Pkwy., Matthews, NC 28105
(980) 262-6160 |

Connolly Orthodontics
Ballantyne (704) 521-7121 | Matthews (704) 321-5965

Cantina Louie
2225 Matthews Township Pkwy. Suite C, Matthews, NC 28105
(980) 339-3007 |

DICK'S Sporting Goods
10530 Northeast Pkwy., Suite J, Matthews, NC 28105
(704) 841-3959 |

Jersey Mike's Subs
1909 Matthews Township Pkwy., Matthews, NC 28105
(704) 847-0410 |

2024 Sponsorship Opportunities with MARA

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Dana Bouque
Director of Sponsorship
[email protected]
(704) 491-6857


Matthews Athletic & Recreation Association
Kathy Duncan MARA Administrator, PO Box 1023
Matthews, North Carolina 28106

Phone: 704-847-0752
Email: [email protected]

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