Ambler, PA‒eXpress Softball Club had a blast at Pickering Park last weekend, when the 12u team held their annual Bat-a-Thon fundraiser. Each player received twenty pitches, with every ball launched into fair territory counting as a hit.
“We were treated to an exciting hitting clinic put on by our players,” said Elise Baker, eXpress Commissioner and assistant eXpress 12u coach. “Not only were they hitting the ball very well, but they were raising money for their team and having a ton of fun at the same time.”
“It was a day full of laughter and joy and it was wonderful to witness the players’ competitive spirits ignite. The atmosphere was electric, and it was gratifying to see their hard work on hitting mechanics pay off,” said eXpress 12u Head Coach Jason Darnell.
The team decided to donate five hundred dollars of their proceeds to cancer foundations. One player is a childhood cancer survivor, and one coach is a breast cancer survivor. The announcement was met with an eruption of cheers from parents and players.
“Watching these two wonderful women, who have fought similar battles and have surpassed every single obstacle, brought me to tears of joy today at the Bat-a-Thon,” said Kelli Schmidt, whose daughter Kendra survived childhood cancer. “I could not be prouder of this team. I want to thank this club from the bottom of my heart for believing in and supporting my Kendra.”