Our son and brother Matthew had just graduated high school in 2007. In December of that same year he was diagnosed with leukemia. After 13 months of treatments and a stem cell transplant, Matthew lost his battle to this dreadful ugly disease.
Matt had 3 loves in his life: girls, hunting and baseball, not in that particular order.
Bats for Matt is a softball tournament we hold every year in his honor to raise money to give back to the community. It is our way of “giving back”. Originally, we set out to give one $2000 scholarship to a baseball player from his high school at Downingtown West. Because of the outcome of each year’s tournament, we are able to give a second $2000 scholarship to a girl softball player. Money raised is also given to cancer stricken families in our area to help them deal with their struggles and ordeals of cancer. Each year we gift 3 cancer families $1000 each. Each year we help send wounded/disabled vets and children with a life threatening illness go on their dream “Hunt of a Lifetime”. This is much like the Make a Wish Foundation. Lastly we donate money to the Downingtown Little league to assist with field maintenance and upgrades. 100% of the money we raise every year goes right back into our community!
THE TOURNAMENT IS ON!
The tournament will be held July 23rd and 24th at the Downingtown Little League located at
318 Manor Ave
Downingtown Pa 19335
To register a team please send an email to BatsForMattSoftball@gmail.com
In the email please include your team name, team captain and a contact number for your captain. The deadline to register your team is July 16th. Please remember this is a coed softball tournament. A complete list of our rules can be found here