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Alec Baldwin shows support at West Genesee modified sports fundraiser

(From left) Alec Baldwin, Grace Schnorr, Gil Schnorr and Jane Sasso pose for a photo. Baldwin came out to the West Genesee modified sports fundraiser to show his support. Gil Schnorr and Sasso are members of the modified sports booster club, while Grace Schnorr threw the first pitch at the event's softball game.

(From left) Alec Baldwin, Grace Schnorr, Gil Schnorr and Jane Sasso pose for a photo. Baldwin came out to the West Genesee modified sports fundraiser to show his support. Gil Schnorr and Sasso are members of the modified sports booster club, while Grace Schnorr threw the first pitch at the event's softball game. Photo by Stephanie Bouvia.

— “Thankfully, we have a real professional with us today,” Baldwin said, introducing Schnorr. The crowd erupted in applause as Schnorr approached home plate to throw the first pitch.

Gil Schnorr, Grace’s father, said he was “totally surprised” when Baldwin called his daughter up to throw the first pitch. Schnorr, one of the founders of the modified sports booster club and president of the Camillus Youth Softball and Baseball Association, said it means a lot to have the Baldwin family come out to support the school’s efforts.

“We can’t thank Ms. Sasso enough for being involved, and the Baldwin sisters” he said. “We’re so fortunate to have them in our community.”

The fundraiser was a prime example of how a group of people can come together to help support the community, Schnorr said.

“A lot of people came here, they didn’t want to run, they didn’t want to do it, but they just wanted to come and support the kids,” he said. “It’s just great.”

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