The Ohio Tiger Youth Organization Fast Pitch will help to support both its program and The Well at Sunnyside with an upcoming “Take a bite out of Hunger” Tigers 5K Run/Walk.
The event will be held on Aug. 26 starting at 10 a.m. at Christman Park in Washington C.H. and to become involved, organizers are asking the community to pre-register by Aug. 15. The price to register is $15 for kids and $35 for adults, and includes a t-shirt. There will be limited t-shirts available for registration the day of the event, but pre-registering is $5 cheaper for adults and could guarantee a t-shirt. Additionally organizers can be contacted via Facebook @ohiotigersfp.
“We are ultimately doing it so we can help to provide for the girls and the Ohio Tigers organization,” coach Boyd Kearns said. “When I first came up with fundraising and started to get my feet wet, you see people doing fundraising to try and better themselves. There isn’t anything wrong with that, but I want to give back as the community shows support here in Fayette County and helps us grow. So we are giving a percentage of the proceeds to Chiquita Nash at The Well. There is no top dollar that we plan on giving, but whatever we get we will donate some to The Well.”
The run/walk will begin at Christman Park and head down the path toward the cemetery. Once arriving, participants will cross Washington Avenue to Clearview Road, travel onto River Road, transition onto Carolyn Road and then will travel down behind the Washington High School Track and Field. Following a right at Willard Street, the group will take a left onto McLean Street and then make two rights, the first onto Washington Avenue and then again on Church Street. Two more lefts, once onto Willard and another onto South Elm Street, will take the group onto the homestretch, ending back at Christman Park.
The Ohio Tigers Youth Organization is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting excellence in girls’ fast pitch softball. According to its website, they strive to encourage fair play, teamwork, healthy competition, sportsmanship, leadership, respect of others, and the love for the game. Coaches said softball is a fun and challenging game that requires players to develop the ability to overcome mistakes and to look forward to their next opportunity. Currently, this group has a 14u and 16u team under coach Kearns, who recently explained a little about the event.
“In the past I used to be with the Court House Cougars, but I decided to expand and help begin another program. We are now in our second year,” Kearns said. “We really hope the community can come out and enjoy. We are going to be handing out prizes and really want it to be a great time. We have our second year coming up and I am hoping to continue to grow our organization and give back to the community.”
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