Volunteers from Alert played softball, this past weekend in the 7th Annual Bats For Matt Softball Tournament, held at the Downingtown Little League fields. The A-Team participated with 18 other teams from around the Downingtown area in the two-day slow-pitch softball tournament and had a another great time.
The charity softball event, in honor of Matt Ciarlone who played baseball in Downingtown Little League and Downingtown West High School passed away in 2009 at the age of 20 after a battle with Leukemia. Each year the event raises money for cancer research, for local kids who are stricken with cancer, scholarships and back to the local community.
Two years ago, the Alert Fire Co. received a donation from the event and the members decided, without hesitation that we needed to help with this event by fielding a team to participate. The tournament, this year, raised over $7,600. in two days! Congratulations to Swisher Sweats on winning the tournament, this year.
Way to go Downingtown area! This is why we are the Good Neighbor Community!