18 & Under Sellersville Belles
18 & Under Sellersville Belles : 2017 21st Annual Fall Classic
Sellersville Belles Gold Paul Koehler
215-808-8034 Fax: 215-257-2548 112 Green St. Sellersville, Pennsylvania 18960
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The Delco Rage Gold shut down the explosive offense of the Valley Forge Patriots Gold in a 4-0 victory in the finals at the 21st Annual Fall Classic held  in Sellersville, PA.  The Rage won 5 games in a row as they worked their way through the single elimination portion of the tournament.

The other bracket winners were the host Sellersville Belles Gold and Nook Gold.

 Thank you to the 36 teams that chose to come to Sellersville for the Fall Classic.  Great weather, well maintained fields, and great competion made for one of the best Fall Classics in recent history.  

Handout: 21st Annual Fall Classic Results

Friday, August 11
21st Annual Fall Classic dates set...

Yes, for over 20 years the Sellersville Belles have been successfully running the Fall Classic.  It is a great weekend of competition and showcase softball.  Saturday play is a showcase format with Sunday being a preset single elimination tournament.  The games are 1 hour and 45 minutes apart allowing 1 hour and 30 minutes and finish the inning - no 1 hour 15 minute drop dead games.  We do field maintenance after EVERY game, including but not limited to relining of lines and filling "hole" at the pitching rubber.  All fields have 200' outfield fences and outfield foul line and out of play lines are spray painted for a true line, not just the umpires "eye."

The tournament is also a fund-raiser for the MPS Society.  The last two years we have donated $3000 with a goal of over $4000 this year.  A big part of this is the Annual Home Run Derby that occurs during the course of play on Saturday. 

Of course the snack stand offers it's usual quality fare, featuring hot foods.  But best of all are the Apple Dumplings.  This year we will feature the original apple dumplings that the Belles starting selling 15 years ago, but have not been available the last three years.  Don't miss out on these!!  

You can register on the Blue Chip Softball website.  Hope to see you in Sellersville on Oct. 21-22, 2017. 

Friday, August 11
Fall Classic to Benefit MPS Society
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Greetings everyone from Sellersville and the 21st Annual Fall Classic. For the past decade the Fall Classic has done something to benefit the local community beyond softball. For the past two years monies have gone to the MPS Society. This year will be no different from the past two. We are supporting the MPS Society – a nation wide but little known organization. The reason for this support is that this hits very close to home for Sellersville Belles Gold Manager and Fall Classic Tournament Director Paul Koehler and his family. Coach K lost his nephew Ryan Mask to Sanfilippo Syndrome (one of 9 MPS/ML disorders) on January 12, 2008. Ryan was an avid baseball and softball fan, and he would frequently attend and cheer for the Sellersville Belles. It is maybe no coincidence that the MPS Society displays a PURPLE RIBBON.

Mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS) is a rare, degenerative genetic disorder caused by the body’s inability to produce specific enzymes. Normally, the body uses enzymes to break down and recycle materials in cells. In individuals with MPS and related diseases, the missing or insufficient enzyme prevents the proper recycling process, resulting in the storage of materials in virtually every cell of the body. As a result, cells do not perform properly and may cause progressive damage throughout the body, including the heart, bones, joints, respiratory system and central nervous system. While the disease may not be apparent at birth, signs and symptoms develop with age as more cells become damaged by the accumulation of cell materials. The average life expectance is early adolescence.

Although there is currently no cure for MPS or related diseases, research is making great strides. Carrier detection, the development of replacement enzymes, and the possibility of gene therapy, are among today’s research themes and treatment options. Bone marrow transplantation has been considered successful for many, though relatively few individuals qualify for this high-risk procedure. We’ve made major advancements in research thanks to the fundraising efforts of the Society and its members. Since 1975 the Society has supported individuals and families affected with MPS and related diseases. We are governed by a member-elected volunteer Board of Directors, many of whom are parents of children with MPS and related diseases. We benefit from the expertise of a Scientific Advisory Board, comprised of world-class physicians, researchers and medical professionals throughout the world. We need your support in helping us teach our mission to others and raising the money we need to support medical research – the key to longer, happier lives with MPS.

Your support during this tournament is very much appreciated. From each entry fee, $25 will be donated to the MPS Society in Ryan’s name. Also, $5 from every tournament t-shirt will be donated to the MPS Society. All proceeds from the Swing For Courage Home Run Derby will be given as well. We are happy your team has entered.

Now you can do two other things:

1. Buy a tournament t-shirt

2. Enter the Swing For Courage Home Run Derby.

See you in Sellersville!!

Friday, August 11
3rd Annual Home Run Derby to benefit MPS Society

In keeping with the support for the MPS Society, this year's Annual Home Run Derby will do the same - all monies raised will go directly to the MPS Society.  This Home Run Derby is unique in that you as the hitter can choose your tosser - just like in the MLB Allstar Homerun Derby.  You pick your tosser.  Your tosser tosses to you.  You get 10 swings for $10.00.  Swing only at the pitches or tosses  you like.  Points are awarded based on the distance the ball travels in the air.  Total your score and hope to win!!  You can enter multiple times.  This year we will have a new Division - for Coaches!!  Coaches compete against coaches!! 

There are trophies for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in the Player Division.  But the winner of the player division wins the bat of her choice!!  Yes, of your choice.

We will start at 3:30 on Field 2 at Druckenmiller Park.  We will end at 7:30PM.  For the most part, every player can get to Druckenmiller if you would like to compete.  Download the attached form and submit it or bring it along.  We will have forms available on site.

Come win your favorite bat and support the MPS Society!! 

Handout: Home Run Derby

Last updated 06/10/18 07:34 PM

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