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Going to bat for CASA

September 05, 2002|by KEVIN CLAPP

The Hagerstown Suns may have swiped their final base during the 2002 season, but this weekend ball fans with a yen for softball can ready chants of "run, jane, run."

Saturday and Sunday, at fields in Williamsport, the 11th annual "run, jane, run" women's slo-pitch softball tournament takes place. Proceeds will benefit Citizens Assisting and Sheltering the Abused (CASA).

During last year's 10th anniversary event, tournament co-director Paula Keser says more than $20,000 was raised to support CASA programming for women and children.

This weekend, 24 teams will vie for the chance to be ladies of the diamond while raising money. Local teams will be joined by entrants from Delaware, Pittsburgh and southern Maryland.

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"What's neat is these people who come from southern Maryland, Delaware, Pittsburgh, from wherever, have some sort of equivalent to CASA in their hometown and are sympathetic to the cause," Keser says. "People from all walks of life come together for a common goal and have fun doing it."

Games will take place at Pinesburg Softball Complex along Md. 68 in Williamsport, beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, 8:30 a.m. Sunday. The championship game is scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

"I think it's one of those things that's in everybody's back yard but people don't want to talk about it," Keser says about the importance of supporting CASA "It's a lot more than just a shelter for abused women."

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