Warsaw Softball Helping #prayforpayton
The Warsaw softball program is getting involving in helping one of Warsaw’s own.
Warsaw’s home softball contest on Wednesday, April 14, against Fort Wayne will have a local spin as the team is looking to raise funds in the continued battle for Payton Slaymaker. The #prayforpayton tag has been in play for a couple years as Claypool’s Slaymaker has continued her battle with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), a type of cancer that begins in the brain stem.
The softball program is getting involved, bringing out Payton’s sister, Avery Slaymaker, to throw out the first pitch. The team is also selling T-shirts, taking general donations, and WCHS athletic director Matt Binkerd noted half the gate receipts from the game with Fort Wayne Carroll will be donated to the Slaymaker family.
The Warsaw community has been very responsive to supporting the Slaymaker family, which has since become a national movement, including a phone call from Peyton Manning and several other charitable organizations becoming involved.
Grace Prepping For Parkview Appearance
Grace’s baseball team is primed to play at a premier facility on Wednesday.
The Lancers will take on Indiana Tech at Parkview Field on Wednesday with the doubleheader to start at 4 p.m.
Parkview Field is the home of the Fort Wayne TinCaps, a single-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres. The stadium is nationally recognized as one of the top facilities in the nation. The Stadium Journey has voted Parkview Field to be the best ballpark experience in all of minor league baseball six times.
This marks Grace’s first time competing at Parkview Field.
The doubleheader will be livestreamed for free at www.gclancers.com/live.
Tickets are for sale for $6 online.