By Mike Deak
NORTH WEBSTER – The summer baseball and softball seasons are rapidly coming to a close for the Wawasee Summer League, and a new year-end tradition is on the horizon.
The second running of the Home Run Derby and Coaches Softball Game will take place on July 1 at the North Webster ball diamonds. The event is scheduled to get underway at 5:30 p.m. and is free to attend. The league is putting this on for the second year in a row to not only signify the end of the season, but to also help raise proceeds to give back to the community to which the league serves.
All money raised at the event will be given back to support families in the Wawasee area communities that are facing hardships. Part of the events will be raffles for baseball and softball gear, a 50/50 drawing, raffle for a kids Major League Baseball jersey and a chance for kids to purchase water balloons to throw at their coaches.
Kona Ice and Warrior Nutrition will also donate proceeds to the fundraising efforts.
The Home Run Derby and softball game are free to watch and will be held at the North Webster diamonds.
For more information on how to become involved in the event, contact league commissioner Jamie Beer.