Softball presents Spencer family with Hits for Hope check

Herkimer, NY-- Herkimer softball initiated their first annual community service program named Hits 4 Hope as a fundraiser to support area youth this season.  This year the Generals raised money for a four-year-old girl, Amelia Spencer, a child enrolled in our Children’s Center who has been diagnosed with brain cancer.

According to Amelia’s family, her most recent surgery was a success as doctors said there appeared to be no cancerous cells.  “Our thoughts and prayers are with the family in the hopes that the pathology report comes back clean as well.  Amelia has been a brave trooper through this entire experience and her ruthless courage is an inspiration to all.  Herkimer Softball would like to do their part to help support Amelia and her family in this trying time working jointly with the Hugs for Amelia organization through the Hits 4 Hope initiative,” said Anadio.

The Generals did just that and more raising $5,266 to assist the Spencer family in medical expenses during this trying time.  The Hits 4 Hope program is a fundraiser designed to raise money based on the amount of hits the Generals produce.  This season Herkimer pegged the Clinton Community College doubleheader as their fundraising games.  In two five inning games the Generals earned an inspiring 63 hits.  Pledges based on hits and general donations were accepted.  The Herkimer softball program and the Spencer family are very gracious at the overwhelming support from family, friends, businesses and community members.  Anadio stated, "I couldn't be more proud of my team and the community for rallying around this project.  This is what makes the Mohawk Valley such a great place to live.  Being able to raise this much money for the Spencer family is just as rewarding, and just as important as winning any championship."

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