The Second Annual Home Run Derby
- The Goods
- Published on Monday, 14 November 2011 20:50
The Second Annual Home Run Derby benefiting ALYN Hospital will be held at Scarsdale Little League Field on Sunday, November 20, 2011 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The event began last year when Will Eisler, a 14 year old Scarsdale High School student organized a benefit Home Run Derby in honor of his Bar Mitzvah. The Home Run Derby was a fund raiser for ALYN Hospital, a non-profit, non-denominational rehabilitative hospital in Israel which treats children who are physically disabled due to accidents, congenital conditions, terror attacks and illness. ALYN's mission is to treat every child so that they can reach their potential, whatever that might be.
Will was inspired to raise funds for ALYN Hospital after his father Nathan, completed the ALYN Wheels of Love Bike-a-thon in Israel four years ago. ALYN's slogan is "Do something because you can for the kids at ALYN who cannot!" Will loves to play baseball and thought it would be great to hit some home runs for the kids at ALYN. Last year's Derby raised $4,488.00. Will and his family visited ALYN hospital in August and Will was inspired to continue his fund raising efforts for ALYN. Will is committed to making the Derby an annual event and his goal this year is to raise $5,000.
At the event, participates get up to bat and receive pitches until they reach ten outs. Anything that isn't a home run, is an out. The person with the most home runs is the winner.
To participate in this year's Home Run Derby, go to www.alynhospitalfriends.org/HomeRunDerby. Registration is $25.00. 100% of registration fees will go directly to ALYN. Will and the Eisler family are covering all of the costs to run the Derby. Every participant will receive a free T-shirt. Trophies and prizes will be awarded. Walk-up registrations will be accepted the day of the derby for $30.00. Participants may bring their own pitcher or choose one at the event.
Several businesses have sponsored the Derby. They include: The New York Yankees, The New York Mets, Frank's Sport Shop, Seasons Kosher Supermarket, Steiner's Last Licks, Lexus of Manhattan, Houlihan Lawrence Real Estate, Katonah-Lewisboro Physical Therapy and Capital Building Development, Inc. If you can not attend the Derby, please consider making a donation to this worthy organization at www.alynhospitalfriends.org/HomeRunDerby .