Number of Participants: 62
Hours Donated: 4
Value of Time Served: $2,096
Event Amount Raised: $3,000
Event Type: Health & Medicine
Date: May 11, 2022
Clinton High School
West Boylston Street, Clinton
It was a fantastic community event that was led by our Head Varsity Softball Coach Angela Kaizer and the Clinton Softball Program. Here is the information that was provided before and after the event. Our raffle closes this Friday, May 13th so we will have a total amount that was raised after that date. It was nice to bring this type of event back to the community whereas we were unable to host one for the past two years due to Covid.
All teams were represented in blue t-shirts to help raise awareness. Although the CMS team did not have a game that day, they helped run raffles during the JV and Varsity games.
The CPS Softball teams would just like to thank everyone who supported us in our mission to raise awareness toward Parkinson’s Disease. Saturday was a great day full of softball that kicked off with the youth teams early in the day and ended with the Varsity Gaels under the lights.
Although the game didn’t end the way we had hoped, we would just like to thank everyone who either attended the game, purchased a T-shirt or made a donation to help us raise funds to support Gail as she continues to bravely battle Parkinson’s Disease.
We’d like to give a special thanks again to the Clinton Police and Fire Departments for donating the funds to cover the expense of the team shirts for CMS, JV, and Varsity.
Additionally we would like to thank the following:
- – The administration for allowing us to host the event and for their presence at the games
- – Tim Notaro for designing the logo for our shirts
- – Paul Zapantis for donating his time to being our MC
- – Paul Morrison and the CHS digital media students, StellaBrouillet and Sam Forde
- – 2020 CHS graduate Aine Frisch for singing the NationalAnthem
- – Tony Gannon for donating his umpire stipend for the JV game back to the cause!
- – CYS Board members for helping prep the fields prior to the games
- – Clinton Little League and Clinton Youth Softball for donating $500.00 worth of sales from
the concession stand.
- – Litterio Landscaping for the $100 Donation
- – Susan Notaro and Kate Moran for helping run the raffles
- – The Tahanto Softball teams and coaches for agreeing to play with us again as we bothplayed for a cause, and for being patient throughout the ceremony as well as our Umps Bob Bonci and Lou Macedo
– Moran’s Plumbing for donating 4 box seats to the Red Sox Game
– The Ruggerio family for donating the Bose wireless speaker to raffle off
- – Nancy and Chris Zaffirs for the scratch ticket basket
- – The friends, family, and community members that made any and all of this possible
– And most importantly, Gai Nanof for reminding us that there is more to the game than just the win and being able to honor her and acknowledge how her struggles have embedded character qualities within this program that you cannot get elsewhere
With the help from the community and all the donations coming from various contributions, we were able to raise over $3000.00. (Raffles close May 13th)
At the end of the Varsity team’s tough loss, Gail met the team outside the fence just past first base, and she personally extended her sincere appreciation for honoring her. The impact these kids made on her helped shift their anguish from losing the game to feeling pride in knowing how their compassion and support were truly impactful. We sincerely thank everyone for your contributions, donations and your endless support.
Thank you again, and as always! Go “Gails”
Funds are still coming in as we have left the raffles open until May 13th. Please stay tuned for the winners!!