Students ‘Play Ball’ for Katie!

Wiffle Ball Tourney to benefit 6-year-old cancer survivor
Katie, beneficiary of this year's Charity Wiffle Ball Tournament

CONCORD — In what has become something of a rite of spring at Concord’s Community College, NHTI is holding a Charity Wiffle Ball Tournament on Saturday April 12th.  The school is seeking 10-player teams from other colleges, high schools, business, families – “whoever wants to have a great time and make a difference in someone’s life while doing it,” says Chuck Lloyd, Associate Vice President of Student Affairs.

Games begin at 9:00 am and are scheduled every hour throughout the day, both outdoors on the campus quad (weather permitting) and indoors in the Goldie Crocker Wellness Center Gym. With each team trying to score as many runs as possible in three, five-minute innings, the pace of the tourney is frantic and sure to be a great time. There will be plenty of refreshments for players, and also raffles and a silent auction during the day.

The Wiffle Ball Tournament is an annual fundraiser coordinated between NHTI and Community Bridges, a local non-profit agency that supports people with disabilities and their families.  This year’s tournament will benefit a local 6-year-old girl named Katie who has survived cancer and two brain surgeries, but still suffers from a rare liver condition called Alagille Syndrome.  Funds are raised by team registration fees and a silent auction held during the tournament.  (The registration fee is $100 from the team members, matched by $100 from a business sponsor.)  Local businesses are also contributing food for the tournament, gift certificates and other items to include in the auction, and cash.  The event is open to the public; admission is by donation.  All proceeds will go into an account for Katie’s family.

For more information please contact the Student Life Office at (603) 230-4045.

NHTI, Concord’s Community College, is a fully accredited, public community college serving students, businesses and the community by providing excellent academic, technical and professional education.  NHTI offers 65 academic programs to more than 4,500 students.  NHTI is a member of the Community College System of New Hampshire.