Lyn/Finch – The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) Champions for Kids (C4K) Foundation hosted the 2nd annual Home Run Derby on May 30 at the Lyn and Finch ball diamonds.
Held from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m., 20 teams of four from across the board competed in the derby. Points were gained by hitting softballs certain distances, through hoops, and to certain locations on the diamond. Organizers say the event was fun because no softball or baseball experience was necessary.
One team at each location won the coveted C4K Home Run Derby trophy. “Not by Design” consisting of UCDSB Facilities Design and Construction staff Steve Holmes, Jason Green, Jennifer Laming and Vicky Kipke walked away with the Lyn trophy, while the “Pigdogs,” consisting of UCDSB staff Martine Pilon and non-UCDSB staff Jason Pidgeon, Steve Tyo, and Jamie Lapansee won the Finch trophy.
“This event has grown from last year with twice as many teams,” says co-chair Phil Dawes who attended the Lyn event. “Everybody had a great time for a great cause. We look forward to the winning teams defending their title again next year.”
Dawes says the event raised just over $1,000.