'Step up to the plate,' 24 hours of baseball
Glastonbury - posted May, 11 2012
Players from the Connecticut North Men’s Senior Baseball League (CNMSBL) will join forces on Memorial Day weekend to play for something bigger than league bragging rights. On May 25 and 26 adult baseball players from all over Connecticut will take the field at Riverfront Park in Glastonbury to play 24 hours of continuous baseball for charity. This event, in its sixth year, raises much-needed funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Prostate Cancer Foundation, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation and the Connecticut National Guard Foundation. Approximately one hundred players will participate in this marathon baseball event, which will be played from 7 p.m. on May 25 until 7 p.m. on May 26. Honorary Chairman and local meteorologist Joe Furey will emcee the opening ceremonies which will feature first pitches from each represented charity. Local businesses and players alike are “Stepping Up to the Plate” for charity and volunteers and donations are needed. The founding organization of the event, the Connecticut Baseball Charitable Foundation, Inc. is an IRS approved charity and 100 percent of the net proceeds raised are given directly to the named charities. For more information, or to participate as a player, volunteer or make a donation, visit StepUpCT.org. Also, stop by Riverfront Park to root on the players on as they play 24 hours of baseball for charity. Admission is free, but donations are always welcome.