RANDOLPH, NJ- Scoring runs did a lot more than just help the Randolph High School softball teams win games this past season. It helped raise over six thousand dollars in donations for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
In memory of a family member lost to cancer, Coach Ashley Kanya decided to do a fundraiser, in which she set out to reach a goal of at least $1,000. With that in mind- donation sheets were given out to the players, and they embraced it whole heartedly, taking on the challenge to help as a group.
“Unfortunately, I lost my aunt this past winter after a long battle with cancer,” said Kanya. “She was one of the most amazing people I have ever known, and her passing was a great loss for our family. In honor of her I decided to do this.”
Donations came in from friends and family in either a lump sum donation or a per-run donation. The per-run donation was for each run scored by the particular team in the program. Once the season started, all three programs ( Varsity, JV, and Freshman ) did extremely well scoring runs and winning games. All three levels this year had a winning record and scored over 300 runs.
“This donation is quite an accomplishment, and our girls are so wonderful for giving back to those who need it,” said Kanya. “We remind our players that they must demonstrate that they are good role models and give back to the community. This was a great way to do it and our coaching staff could not be more proud. We want to thank everyone who participated in this event.”