YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The 11U Yorktown Sluggers emerged victorious in the third annual Kids vs. Cops charity baseball game, held Saturday, June 23, at the Route 202 fields. It was a nail-biter up until the final inning, when the Sluggers broke the game open, winning 11-7 over the Yorktown Police Benevolent Association.
The charity baseball game is organized annually by Dr. Rodd Stein, Sergio Esposito and the Yorktown Chamber of Commerce. Money is raised to send Yorktown children to Camp Sunshine, a Casco, Maine, facility that provides a year-round retreat for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.
Esposito said it costs about $2,500 to send one child and their family to the camp for a week. As of press time, about $13,000 in donations have been pledged or collected, Esposito said, meaning five families can attend the camp. Esposito, who is seeking families to sponsor, can be reached at email@example.com.
Some donors to the game included: $500 from CCM of Westchester, $1,000 from Yorktown Auto Body and $1,000 from NewYork–Presbyterian Hospital. Little Sorrento, Maria’s Pizza and Rita’s also donated food and equipment for the game.
All photos were taken by Deena Bell for Yorktown News.