Planning is underway for another Wiffle Ball 24 hour game!
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While some of the money raised went towards our current directives (which you can read about here), the majority went towards our newest community initiative: a weeklong English Language & Computer Literacy Program for women in Alberta's immigrant community.
This ASCEND-sponsored program provided these women with the opportunity to gain English language and computer literacy skills to help them find jobs and communicate with family members abroad. Our goal was to help empower, educate, and inspire these women to reach beyond the barriers they may face. We are proud to partner with the Calgary Immigrant Educational Society, as well as other local organizations, to ensure quality and success for all who attended.
On July 7-8, 2018, ASCEND is hosting its second 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 153 innings!
Through corporate donations and individual player sponsorship, we hope to reach our financial goal of $50,000. Consider sponsoring a player today or email us if you’d like to become a corporate sponsor (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Where will the money go? In addition to supporting our current directives, some of the money raised will support the S.A.I.T. Summer Camp Bursary Program. With your financial support, ASCEND will help fund this much-needed bursary program, sending children to camp who otherwise could not afford to go.