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23rd Annual Softball Marathon to benefit Easter Seals slated for August 10-12

2007 Softball Marathon Sponsors Sponsors include, in front Tommy Edwards (ROCKY 104.9); Sam Barber (Easter Seals Youth Ambassador) and Kellie Goodman (WTAJ-TV) and in back: Bill Richard (Roaring Spring Water) and Jeff Fellinger (Inco Beverage/Coors Light). (Courtesy photo)

The 23rd Annual Softball Marathon to benefit Easter Seals Central Pennsylvania runs Friday, August 10 through Sunday, August 12, at eight ball fields in Blair County, including Tyrone’s Ferner Field.
The marathon is sponsored by INCO Beverage, Inc., Roaring Spring Water, ROCKY 104.9 and WTAJ-TV.
Teams of 12-20 players may register to participate in the divisions of co-ed, male or female.
The team registration fee is $450 to play a 3-hour softball game to benefit the local children and adults of Easter Seals.
Each team will receive commemorative Softball Marathon T-shirts and more. Top fundraisers have a chance to win even more great prizes.
The first pitch will be thrown-out at Eldorado Seitz Field in Altoona on Friday, August 10 at 5 p.m. The kick-off game between WTAJ-TV and ROCKY 104.9 follows at 5:30 p.m.
Funds raised will allow Easter Seals to fulfill their mission to provide exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities have equal opportunity to live, learn, work and play.
To register a team and schedule a date, time and field location for the Softball Marathon, contact Lynne Mondock at 814-944-5014.
The Awards Party will be held on Wednesday, August 15, at the 4D\’s Lounge to award team trophies and top fund raising prize packages.
Various fields throughout the county will be used, including Ferner Field in Tyrone and Columbia Field, Eldorado (Seitz) Field, Garfield Field, Greenwood Field, Leopold Field, Prospect Field and Williamsburg Field.
According to its website, “Easter Seals has been helping individuals with disabilities and special needs, and their families, live better lives for more than 80 years. Whether helping someone improve physical mobility, return to work or simply gain greater independence for everyday living, Easter Seals offers a variety of services to help people with disabilities address life\’s challenges and achieve personal goals.
“Easter Seals assists more than one million children and adults with disabilities and their families annually through a nationwide network of more than 450 service sites. Each center provides top-quality, family-focused and innovative services tailored to meet the specific needs of the particular community it serves.”
Easter Seals Central Pennsylvania services include: outpatient therapy; physical therapy; occupational therapy; speech and hearing therapy; audiological services; child development/child care; early learning centers; before and after school programs; summer camp; recreational programs; horseback riding; Rotary swim program and summer camp.
For more information, visit www.centralpa.easterseals.com.