Thomas Brandle (left)

Thomas Brandle (left)

Batters up to hit and win

Funtastic has partnered with Vernon Volkswagen and A&W for the Hit It and Win contest

Polish up your bats and work on that swing because this year’s Funtastic home run derby can have you driving away in a new 2013 Jetta.

Funtastic has partnered with Vernon Volkswagen and A&W for the Hit It and Win contest Saturday.

Ten lucky Funtastic players will have the chance to Hit It and Win, and it isn’t just about the number of home runs, it is all about accuracy.

“There was a slight challenge to bringing the event to Funtastic,” said Jim McEwan, executive director of Funtastic. “Insurance providers couldn’t find any example or contest like it. As far as we can determine, no other slo-pitch tournament in North America has ever given away a car at a home run derby.”

Home run contestants will take their best shots Saturday from 11:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at diamond five at DND at a barrel in centre field that measures 175 feet.

Ten names will be drawn for the chance to win the car from the 80 registrants in the Combat Sports Funtastic Home Run Derby and the rest will compete to win a Combat Bat.