Ohio Tigers Fastpitch to benefit from car show

By Martin Graham - mgraham@civitasmedia.com

The Ohio Tiger Youth Organization Fast Pitch, out of Grove City, will benefit from a classic car show and muscle car showdown being held at the SugarCreek Packing showroom on Sept. 11.

Presented by SugarCreek, this fundraiser for the Ohio Tiger Fast Pitch will help the newly-formed group start their career. Currently the group has a 14u and 16u team. Coach Boyd Kearns explained a little about himself and the team, as well as talked about the Ohio Tiger Fast Pitch.

“I used to be with the Court House Cougars for the past two years, but I decided to move on,” Kearns said. “SugarCreek is allowing us to do this and it will help to show what they do for the community. Once we see how much we raise, I want to then give a percentage back to John Richardson, SugarCreek CEO, for his diabetes foundation for the Children’s Hospital. This is our first year with our program. With this money and future support, we are hoping to get a 12u and 10u team. “

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. 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.

This is the first time the car showroom has been open to the public. Richardson has held events for the Children’s Hospital, has allowed the Washington Shriners to hold events there and has let car clubs hold meetings and more. According to Kearns, SugarCreek does a lot of positive things for the community.

“There are so many that don’t know this building exists,” Kearns said. “Out of trust and knowing we are doing it for a good cause, John has allowed us to hold this event here. Admission to the building is $10 and inside are a bunch of vehicles that have been built, bought, rebuilt or found. The car show is registering between noon and 1 p.m. and will cost $20 a car. We will be handing 10 trophies out to the top cars and also will be awarding the Tiger Special to one special car selected by the girls.”

Kearns said it would be nice for the community to come out and help them get off the ground and said it is going to be a beautiful day.


By Martin Graham


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