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Verduga-Timmerman Halloween Classic Baseball Game Announced

August 26, 2014 at 2:25 PM

RANDOLPH, NJ- Two Varsity Baseball Players from Randolph High School, Brandon Lopez and  Andrew Hafner, have announced that they will be running a Halloween Costume Baseball Charity game in honor of their late friends, Calvin Verduga and Jack Timmerman. 

The two students from RHS were killed tragically in a car accident on July 26, 2014.

"We believe this event will not only raise a lot of money but will bring this community together.  We would like to celebrate their lives in a comical baseball game.  This game will be one memorable event that can change many lives. "

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According the to memorial fund's website, "The concept of this game is to have a comical but yet competitive High School Baseball Game to celebrate the lives of Calvin Verduga and Jack Timmerman. Randolph High School will be challenging a solid travel Club Baseball team located in Cedar Knolls, the Locked In Expos. We are very fortunate to have the opportunity to play an elite program in a very special event at RHS."

A special Umpire will be calling the game, "an internet sensation", ESPN featured, Eddie The Ump. He has recently gained some fame for his enthusiastic and theatrical strike -out calls.

All of the players will pay a fee to participate in the game, and will wear costumes as well instead of uniforms. Spectators are also encouraged to wear costumes.

The money raised from this event will be distributed to a Scholarship Fund, and it is hoped to have a few years in reserve so that this scholarship fund continues beyond the class of 2015.

RHS Principal Debbie Iosso said, "We are incredibly proud of our senior baseball players for putting together an event that will hopefully provide a small amount of comfort to the families of Calvin and Jack. The school community at large will continue to do what we can to honor the passing of two of our seniors."
 

The Scholarship selection process will be as follows:

Name: Verduga-Timmerman Scholarship Fund 

Requirements: Leadership, responsibility, school spirit, high energy, and being well respected by peers/staff.

Application Process: ONE staff/coach Recommendation & ONE peer Recommendation to highlight these qualities. 

Selection Process: The RHS Guidance Department will Review these applications and pick the top 10.
 
 *Pending Approval*  5 Applications will be read by the Verduga Family, and 5 read by the Timmerman Family. One winner will be chosen by each family creating two winners of the scholarship ($1000*)
The plan is for 20 percent of the proceeds to go to each family and 60 percent will go to the scholarship fund.
 

The Baseball game :

T-shirts will be on sale:  $10 per shirt

Admission: $3 per person with costume/ without costume $5

To play: $20 per player (players already set)

Donations:

Sponsorship packages are available for local businesses, see the website below for more information.

Gold Sponsors:  $300+

Field advertisement, Program advertisement, Randolph High School advertisement

Silver Sponsors: $ 150

Program advertisement, Randolph High School advertisement

Bronze Sponsors:  Under $150

Program advertisement

 

The Game:

Who: Randolph High School Baseball vs Locked In Expos / Verduga-Timmerman Halloween Classic

What:  Charity Costume Baseball Game

When: October 5, 2014 @ 1:30pm (Rain Date Oct 19-tentative)

Where:  Randolph High School Varsity Baseball Field, 511 Millbrook Avenue

Website: http://verdugatimmermanscholarshipfund.webs.com/

Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/VTHalloweenClassic?ref=hl

Twitter: @vt_scholarship

 

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