The 10th Annual Strike Out ALS Softball Tournament will be held this Saturday, Aug. 1 at 8:00am with all proceeds benefiting the Anthony Senerchia Jr. ALS Charitable Foundation.
Included in the day long event will be kids crafts, food, drinks, raffles of electronics, memorabilia, sporting events and more, and the popular one-pitch softball tournament.
Anthony Senerchia Jr., a lifelong Pelham resident who has battled with ALS for more than a decade now, started this non-profit charity to help those fighting ALS (providing financial assistance to buy wheel chairs, in-home ramps and much more), in conjunction with funding research for the disease. These funds do not go to Anthony and his family, rather they help others suffering with ALS by easing the financial burden and providing much needed medical supplies to make life at home possible. The charity has also made sizeable contributions towards funding research for this disease that is desperately in need of a cure.
Jeanette Senerchia, Anthony’s wife, is credited with sparking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge phenomenon last summer. They raised over $100,000 for their own charity and an unprecedented amount of donations rolled in nationally as a result; 2.5 million people donated $115 million to the ALS Association. The organization says the event was probably the single largest episode of fundraising outside of a disaster or emergency.
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