Playing for a greater cause

Three strong local baseball programs will come together this Friday to support a great cause – the Wounded Warrior Project.

The event was organized by Fredonia assistant coach?Tim?Cowan.

“Coach Cowan did an amazing job setting this up and organizing it,” Fredonia coach Vince Gullo said. “He really did a nice job setting this up for the team.”

The Fredonia, Frewsburg and Jamestown baseball teams will play two games at historic Russell E. Diethrick Park in Jamestown. In the opener, Fredonia will take on Jamestown at 4:30 p.m. The nightcap will feature two defending sectional and CCAA divisional champions when Fredonia (Class B, Division I) challenges Frewsburg (Class C, Division II).

Anticipated time of first pitch is 7:30 p.m.

Fans in attendance will be asked to make a $2 donation at the gate. Also, two 50/50 raffles will be held – one during each game. All of the donations collected will be given directly to the Wounded Warrior Project which is a non-profit organization whose stated mission is to “honor and empower wounded warriors” of the United States Armed Forces with a vision to “foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation’s history”.

The Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) works to raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of severely injured service men and women, to help severely injured service members aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs.

Those not able to make it out to the games can make a direct donation online at www.support.woundedwarriorproject.org or by calling (877) 958-2233.