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First Annual WNY Athletics Baseball Day to raise funds for Depew High School coach battling ALS

WNY Athletics is pleased to announce the inaugural WNY Athletics Baseball Day on Saturday, April 30th at Niagara Falls High School to raise funds for Depew High School Varsity Baseball Coach Dennis Crawley, who was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), last year.

Dennis is the 27th member of his family to receive the diagnosis. He has had the pleasure of coaching hundreds of young men in baseball including at Depew High School, with the Aces Travel Baseball program, as well as many other teams and programs, all of which he has had a huge impact on. His love for the game began when he was coping with the loss of his mother from ALS when he was seven years old.

The day-long event will feature 16 high school baseball teams from Western New York competing in eight games on the two fields at Niagara Falls High School.

All proceeds will go to Dennis Crawley and his family.

Schedule of Events:

10:00 AM        Opening Ceremonies

10:30 AM        Depew vs. Gowanda                           Field #1

     Niagara Falls vs. Nichols                    Field #2

1:00 PM          West Seneca West vs. City Honors    Field #1

     Hamburg vs. St. Mary’s                      Field #2

3:30 PM          Orchard Park vs. St. Francis               Field #1

     Canisius vs. Portville                          Field #2

6:00 PM          St. Joe’s vs. Williamsville East          Field #1

     Williamsville North vs. Iroquois        Field #2

We would like to invite friends, family and local companies to be a part of this incredible event. Throughout the event, we will be selling basket raffle tickets as well as have a 50/50 drawing during each set of games. There are several ways you can help.

-Donate to our basket raffle (items such as a themed basket or gift card)

-Make a monetary donation

-Become an event sponsor

If you would like to be a part of this great event, please contact Heidi Guenther at WNY Athletics (  / 716-343-5579)

Basket raffle items/donations can also be sent/dropped directly off at our office at 405 N. French Rd. Suite 108 Amherst, NY 14228. Please make checks payable to 300 Level Media, LLC.

Thank you in advance for your contribution and helping us honor Dennis!

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