Easter Seals Central Pennsylvania recently announced that its 26th annual Softball Marathon raised more than $55,100 for local children and adults with disabilities and special needs.
Taking place over a three-day period on nine softball fields, more than 1,100 participants on 62 teams played softball throughout Blair County in support of Easter Seals Central Pennsylvania.
Placing first in fundraising were the Rowdy Boys from the Cove, who raised $13,600.
Second place was the team from Albemarle with $3,000 and coming in closely with $2,736, the third place fundraising team the Jamnuts.
Sponsors for this year's event included Albemarle, Inco Beverage, Roaring Spring Bottled Water, WRKY and WTAJ-TV.
Field sponsors were Ambucs, Ashville VFW, Home Health Resource, Long's Outpost, Murray-Appleman American Legion, Randy Moyer Auto Glass and R.J. Glass Inc.
The pre-party and awards party were sponsored by The Swiss Club and Zach's Sports and Spirits, respectively. The money raised through Softball Marathon will help make a difference in the life of a child or adult with a disability.
The mission of Easter Seals is to provide exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities have equal opportunity to live, learn, work and play. For more information regarding Softball Marathon, to register your team for 2011 or for information on future Easter Seals events, call Kristy Replogle at 944-5014 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.Courtesy photo
Sponsors and planning committee members for Easter Seals Central Pennsylvania's 26th annual Softball Marathon were (from left): front row - Brittany Dillier, committee member; Addison Smith, 2009-10 Easter Seals youth ambassador; Tim Cassidy, committee member; and Kristy Replogle, Easter Seals Central Pennsylvania; second row - Bill Richard, Roaring Spring Bottled Water; and Jeff Fellinger, Inco Beverage. Absent from the photo are Tommy Edwards, WRKY; Amber Miller, committee member; and representatives of Albemarle and WTAJ-TV.