A one pitch softball tournament sponsored by the Manchester Little League and Manchester PBA 246 aims to benefit a 15-year-old battling a debilitating disease.
The all-day "Bat for Matt" event to benefit high school sophomore Matt Michalski kicks off at the township's Little League complex on Route 571 at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, and is being billed as a "day of laughs, fun and competition."
Michalski is battling Dysautonomia, a malfunction of his autonomic nervous system that includes symptoms similar to organ failure. According to WOBM, Michalski "can’t do any of the things that a teenager would like, including going to school, riding a bike, playing baseball or walking around with his friends."
The entry fee for teams is $200, and 100 percent of the proceeds go to the Michalski's family, which includes his parents Tricia and Tim Moore.
"At this point we are looking for Manchester residents to come out to the event and buy a hamburger, hot dog or sausage sandwich and watch the games as well as participate in the gift baskets and 50/50," said Manchester Little League board member Steve Bates.
For more information, contact Pete Mauder at 732-597-0096, PJ Martinez at 732-489-1038, Rich Zingaro at 732-779-3002 or Lew Bruno at 848-333-7855 after 3 p.m.