The entire community is encouraged to come out to Stankye Field at Old Tavern Park on Thursday, Aug. 13 at 6:30 p.m. as two teams of Orange Softball moms play a charity game of softball to raise money to support the Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center at Bridgeport Hospital.
After years of watching their kids play, Co-Organizers, Deb Marino and Kara DelVecchio got some people together and formed Orange Hot Moms Softball.
After a little brainstorming among the players, the event grew from a fun game of ball to a charitable mission to fight breast cancer, raise money and donate it to Bridgeport Hospital.
Jim Hassenmayer, owner of the Orange Ale House supports many charitable efforts and offered to sponsor t-shirts in two different shades of pink that will be worn during the game. The teams are planning to go to Orange Ale House for a post-game celebration and they hope the community will join them there too.
Marino and DelVecchio each will be coaching a team.
“Even though we’re all in this together, we split teams and each player donated $20,” said DelVecchio “Breast cancer is so near and dear to our hearts, with it affecting so many moms in our community and that’s what brings us together.”
Admission to the game is free, but organizers are hoping to raise money when they ‘Pass the Bra’ for donations.
In addition, the Orange Community Juniorettes will be hosting a bake sale and snacks will be available for purchase.
To make a donation, contact [email protected] or [email protected].
Originally Published on: Aug 7, 2015 @ 00:05