Extend invitation to 'Mom, wanna have a catch?'
To the Editor:
The New Milford Express 15U baseball team is about to embark on a mission that is not only unique, but even historical in nature.
In what was originally to be a fundraising event to help offset the team's expenses to play in the 2013 World Wood Bat Association national championships in Atlanta, Ga., this mission has evolved into a community event to be staged on Mother's Day weekend.
Funds to be raised are largely being directed to a charity organization.
The Express is inviting everyone and anyone to become a world record holder, helping to stage the longest nonstop game of catch with a baseball.
For a contribution of anyone's choosing, he or she can participate by joining in that game of catch and be linked to a world record.
That person will throw and catch the ball for one or more throws and when finished, will sign his or her name on a ledger to prove a share of of a world record.
The event will be held on Mother's Day weekend in New Milford, on the beautiful Village Green.
The ceremonial first pitch will be thrown Friday, May 10 at 6 p.m.
The game of catch will continue from Friday through Saturday and Sunday, culminating in the late afternoon on Mother's Day.
The event will also support the Western Connecticut Health Network and its breast health program.
For those movie enthusiasts who have watched the classic baseball movie, Field Of Dreams, the final scene in that movie contains the line "Hey, Dad, wanna have a catch?"
For the purpose of remaining with our Mother's Day theme, the event will be called: "Hey, Mom, wanna have a catch?"
So bring your glove, loosen your arm and, whether you are a ballplayer or not, whether you are young or not, whether you even like baseball or not, you can become a world record holder.
At the same time, you can contribute to the cause of breast health awareness in a way that is unique and satisfying.
Please join us Friday starting at 6 p.m. through Sunday on the Village Green.
We look forward to seeing you.
For information, call Dan Olson at 203-770-1934.
New Milford Express