This August 19th-21st the Celebrate Life Through Softball will be hosting a charity softball tournament for the fourth year in a row. The tournament will be held at Harry Ball field in Beverly. Each year this tournament honors a specific cause and helps raise awareness and money towards this charity.

Our first tournament in 2013 honored Nancy Borders and donated money to Dr. Yi-Bin Chen’s Leukemia Research Fund. The 2014 tournament honored Deb Debski, who was diagnosed in 2009 with Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis. In 2015 we honored the Moscariello family to help raise awareness for autism and made donations to Hunters Haven Farm. This year we are helping raise awareness to domestic violence by sponsoring HAWC (Healing Abuse Working for Change.) HAWC is the oldest and and most comprehensive domestic violence agency on Massachusetts North Shore. HAWC’S mission is to create social change by taking action against personal and societal patterns of violence and oppression. HAWC provides services and support to victims of domestic violence. These services include 24-hotline, emergency family shelter, individual one-one advocacy and safety planning, support groups, legal advocacy, parent-child Trauma recovery program, and community outreach and education.

This year will be the tournaments biggest weekend with 14 teams registered to play in a weekend full of softball. There will be over 34 games played in a round robin play Friday and Saturday and single elimination on Sunday. Towns that are included in the tournament are Beverly, Topsfield, Danvers, Salem, Gloucester, Malden, Lynn, Everett, Peabody, and Rowley, to name a few. This tournament will consist of softball Friday-Sunday, home run derby Sunday at 1:00 p.m., pony rides on Saturday from 10-5pmdonated by Hunter’s Haven. There will be face painting, DJ, balloons and a dunk tank. We are asking for all Police, fire fighters, emergency personnel and all public officials to attend our opening ceremony Friday August 19, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. for the first pitch and the National Anthem. Any public official interested in putting a table up during the weekend please contact the event organizer Jenn Carter. We are also encouraging all public officials to sign up for a time in the dunk tank throughout the weekend.
We are asking to get your full support by helping out by volunteering your time and or donating to our cause.

Thank you for your time and support. Contact Jenn Carter at carterjjk@yahoo.com or 978-836-8017.

About HAWC

HAWC (Healing Abuse Working for Change) is the oldest and the most comprehensive domestic violence agency on Massachusetts' North Shore. HAWC's mission is to create social change by taking action against personal and societal patterns of violence and oppression. HAWC provides services and support to victims of domestic abuse residing in 23 cities and towns on Massachusetts' North Shore. These services include a 24-hour hotline, support groups, individual, legal and hospital advocacy, children’s services, a shelter program, community education and a Parent-Child Trauma Recovery Program. For more information please visit www.hawcdv.org or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Media Contact

Paula Herrington
Interim Executive Director
paulah@hawcdv.org
978-744-2299 x112