Apr 02, 2010 staff reports Uncategorized
Proceeds to benefit local ALS Clinic and The ALS Association
Eight (8) high school baseball teams from Central New York have been selected to participate in this annual event.
Why: Several coaches wanted to do something special to highlight the great high school baseball in the area, while raising the necessary funds to benefit The local ALS clinic located at SUNY Upstate Medical University. ALS has impacted many families in this area and what better way to raise awareness and funds to find the cure for a disease
that took away Lou Gehrig much too early from our national pastime. All proceeds from the gate will go to the aforementioned ALS organization. The student athletes from the eight teams will be selling bracelets prior to the event as part of our “$2 for Lou” program. Last year they raised over $5000 on the bracelets alone.
Alliance Bank Stadium on Friday, April 30:
Utica Notre Dame vs. New Hartford -4 p.m.
Bishop Ludden v. Westhill – 7 p.m.
Alliance Bank Stadium on Saturday, May 1:
CBA vs. West Genesee – 1 p.m.
Henniger vs. Baldwinsville – 4p.m.
Highlights: Student athletes are selling ALS bracelets during the months of March & April, Strike Out Lou Gehrig’s Disease Baseball Classic committee members are selling raffle tickets, corporate sponsors are
contributing and all ticket sales at the gate go to the local ALS Clinic at Upstate Medical University. The participating players will each receive a tournament t-shirt, meet an ALS family, meet a member of the clinic and be treated to food and beverage after each game. Last year’s event raised over $10,000 for ALS.
New this Year: Inviting all of the baseball teams in Section 3 to participate in raising funds for the Strike Out Lou Gehrig’s Disease committee by selling bracelets at your home games on Friday, April 30 andSaturday, May 1.
Interested coaches should contact Dave Appleton, Baseball Classic VP ofBaseball Operations at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tom Brown, Baseball Classic Committee Chair, 470-3150 or email@example.com.
About The ALS Association
The ALS Association is the only national not-for-profit health organization dedicated solely to the fight against ALS. As the preeminent ALS organization, The Association leads the way in research, patient and community services, public education, and advocacy – giving help and hope to those facing the disease. The Association’s nationwide network of chapters provides comprehensive patient services and support to the ALS community.
The mission of The ALS Association is to lead the fight to cure and treat ALS through global cutting-edge research, and to empower people with Lou Gehrig’s Disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support.
For more information, call The ALS Association toll free at 866-499-PALS or visit www.walktodefeatals.org. For the
latest information about ALS and what how the local chapter supports patients, advocacy and research, visit www.alsaupstateny.org.