Winter Softball helps Miracle Field

ROCHESTER, NY (WROC-TV) - The Monroe County Deputy Sheriff's Association will host the third Winter Softball Tournament on Saturday, March 4 at the Webster Recreation Center to benefit construction of the Challenger Miracle Field of Greater Rochester.

Ron Kampff, Webster Challenger Baseball Coach and a leading force behind the effort to build the Miracle Field, Scott Farina of the Monroe County Deputy Sheriff's Association, and Challenger Baseball player Kaelyn Bondy discussed the softball fundraiser Wednesday on News 8 at Noon.

"we are about fifty percent completed with the actual field," said Kampff of the massive fundraising effort.  "However, that being said, we have other things that we have to work on.  The restrooms are a key factor in this, the concession stand, pavilion and everything else, so, yes we have the money to basically get the field built but we still are in fundraising mode.  We probably need another three to four hundred thousand dollars to complete the first phase of this project, and then after that happens we will move on to the fully barrier free playground."

The Winter Softball Tournament is a double elimination event.  The registration fee for each team is $250 and the games will go on snow or sun.  "I remember three years ago when we had it, we actually had to cut baselines in with the snow blower because we had over two feet of snow," Farina said.

Bondy, who enjoys playing Challenger Baseball, was part of the winning team a year ago in the Winter Softball Tournament, and she is looking forward to this year's event as well.

There's still time to register your team to swing away for a great cause, click here.

 
 

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