AUBURN, Mass. – An Auburn youth baseball team has been raising money to support adult and pediatric cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Now adults are joining the effort.
The Auburn Little League 10-year-old Jimmy Fund Tournament Team is inviting adults to “play some softball, hit some home run bombs, hang out with some buddies, and earn/lose a few bragging rights” in the Battle of the Dads tournament on July 28.
All proceeds from the softball benefit event will go to the Jimmy Fund.
“It’s going to be our big event,” said Auburn Little League Coach Dave Picard. “We’re hoping to get as many teams together as possible and have a great time while supporting a great cause.”
The softball games at Auburn High School will go from about 2 to 8 p.m., depending on the amount of interest in the tournament. The home run derby will take place from 4:30 to 5 p.m.
Entry fee for the one-day tournament is $20 per person, and the home run derby entry fee is $5.
Checks should be made payable to the Jimmy Fund. Go online to Auburn Battle of the Dads.
For more information about Battle of the Dads, call Kathleen at 774-312-0902 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Picard said the 10-year-old team has already raised about $4,000, which has far surpassed its initial goal of $1,500. He said it has raised the money in several ways, by asking for donations outside Walmart and Shaw’s in addition to selling wafer cookies and T-shirts.
Last summer, more than 5,000 children throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire took part and raised more than $250,000 for the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber.