Falls Church Kiwanis Little League: Hit-a-Thon Fundraiser

2014 Hit-A-Thon: May 9-10

 

With extraordinary support from the FCKLL communithy, the 2013 hit-a-thon  raised more than $32,000! 

Let's beat that! 

The Hit-A-Thon is FCKLL's annual fundraising event that highlights our players' hitting skills and encourages community support for their local Little League. This event raises about one-third of the league's annual budget and allows us to keep registration fees low, equipment updated, fields and facilities safe, and coaches' skills up-to-date.

Our 2014 Goal: $1,000 per team

The 2014 Hit-A-Thon schedule will be posted soon.

 

How It Works

The Hit-A-Thon is very similar to a walk-a-thon. Each player solicits sponsors who pledge to make a tax-deductible donation to FCKLL. The amount of the pledge can be based on the total distance each player attains. Each player gets ten hits, and we count the six longest hits. The distance of those six hits is totaled for the player’s score.

Most sponsors will pledge a certain amount per foot, usually between $.03 - $.05. T-Ball players usually hit 400-600 feet. Major leaguers hit 800-1,500 feet. Much of the excitement of our contest centers on the unknown factor of how far a player will hit—and consequently how much they will raise. Other participants find it easier to collect a flat rate.

Prizes are awarded to individuals and teams at each level who hit the longest distances and raise the most funds.

All checks should be made payable to FCKLL.

Individual prize winners receive access code to order prizes through the Little League Official Store or Sports Authority.

 

2013 Hit-A-Thon Notes 

The Single A Mudcats were the top fundraising team with $1,449. They enjoyed a team trip to a Nationals game. The individual winners below also received game tickets:

  Hitting Distance
 Fundraising
 Majors John Putziger, Cubs
Johnny Asel, Red Sox
 AAA Reyn Butterowrth, Angels
Kobe Lum, Angels
 AA William Izdepski, Sand Gnats
Garrett Benson, Redwings
 Single A
Patrick Niehus, Ironbirds
Alex Ilaria,SeaDogs
 Slugger Ian Redding, Leopards
Henry Behrens, Lynx
 Rookies Ryan Latessa, Piranhas
 Sawyer Berrett, Dolphins

 

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