On 17 March, the Pine Rivers Rapids Baseball Club in Bray Park, Queensland, hosted their annual President’s Cup fundraising for a charity event. As one of their members, Mark Coates, died of cancer last year, the club dedicated the 2018 event to Mark and proudly nominated the Australian Cancer Research Foundation as their charity to support.
The night was kicked off by the youngest players in T Ball & Rookie Ball playing a match against their coaches and managers; it was a very funny game that saw coaches batting blind and taking a lot of spills. The main event was a match between the President’s Team – junior league players joined by the club’s Division 1 little league players – against a team made up of the club’s major sponsors and community supporters. The President’s Team came out on top this year, perhaps due to a bit of leeway from the umpire!
“We had a wonderful night,” said Club Treasurer Alexa Warren, “and all of us are very happy about supporting ACRF and the great work they do.”
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