Softball team to host charity doubleheaderBy Jay Turner
The Canton High School softball team invites the entire Canton community to a special charity doubleheader against nonleague Randolph beginning at 1 p.m. this Saturday, April 14. Pizza, baked goods, bracelets, and raffle tickets will be sold throughout the afternoon, with all proceeds going to the nonprofit organization Cops for Kids with Cancer.
Just as its name implies, Cops for Kids with Cancer raises money for pediatric cancer care and research and also provides financial support to families of children with cancer. Founded by John Dow, a retired Boston Police captain, CFKWC brings together law enforcement officials from the Greater Boston area and the National Police Service of Ireland, An Garda Siochana, for an annual charity golf tournament. The organization’s current president is Canton’s own Helena Findlen, a Canton Police lieutenant and a CHS graduate.
Canton High softball coach Ed Amico, who organized a similar charity game to benefit Haiti earthquake relief while at Mt. Alvernia, has put much of the responsibility for planning the event onto his players, led by Bulldog captains Cady Kelly and Samantha Sullivan.
Amico is proud of his players’ efforts and is hoping for a big turnout on Saturday. “The girls’ goal is to reach out to others in need and to be winners on and off the field,” he said.
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