EXCEEDED OUR GOAL! THANKS TO YOUR GENEROSITY!
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On July 13-14, 2019, ASCEND hosted the third annual 24-Hour Wiffle ball Marathon! What is Wiffle ball? Wiffle ball is a variation of baseball played with a light, perforated ball instead of a standard baseball. At our event, two teams made up of “Pros and Joes” (both retired MLB players as well as supporters of ASCEND) play for 24 hours straight. Last year’s game raised over $50,000 and ran for a whopping 142 innings!
Through corporate donations and individual player sponsorship, on July 13-14, 2019 we raised $43, 438.00 with more donations still coming. Although there were two rain delays, actually thunderstorms (!), a great time was had by players, volunteers and fans. Thanks for another amazing event!
Where will the money go? In addition to supporting our current directives, some of the money raised will support large technology initiatives with key charitable partners such as Closer to Home Community Services. With your financial support, ASCEND will help fund the need for clients to have technology to enhance their learning and experiences in these programs.