Public invited to attend Salve Regina softball’s Home Run Derby fundraising event
The Salve Regina softball team will host its first annual Home Run Derby as a fundraiser event on Sunday, Oct. 10, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at Toppa Field. The fundraiser will help the Salve Regina softball team raise money for its spring travel.
The Salve Regina community, as well as the public, are welcome to participate by coming to Toppa Field on Sunday, Oct. 10, to purchase softballs to try to hit for home runs. The cost is $1 per ball or $10 for a dozen balls. Every home run earns a participant a raffle ticket for prizes, and grand prizes will also be awarded for the furthest ball hit and the most home runs. All prizes have been donated by businesses in the local community.
This Home Run Derby will be the first of its kind, according to Shauna Mulkerin, Salve Regina’s head coach of softball. The softball players really took charge, organizing the event, promoting it and reaching out to local businesses for the prizes.
“I’m excited to start this new tradition at Salve,” she said. “I give all the credit to our players. They came up with the idea and took off running with it. … I can definitely see this fundraiser growing into an event that students and the community look forward to every year.”
Niki Vanelli ’22, an environmental studies major and softball player, added, “We’re so excited for this fundraiser, because it’s a great opportunity to get the community together for something fun after all that we’ve been through with COVID-19.”
Featured photo is from a game in 2019.