Thank you to all of the players, volunteers, business sponsors, donors, and fans for your support with this fundraiser. Our mission was to honor our fallen heroes and to help the families they left behind. Together, we were able to raise over $27,000 for families of fallen soldiers!
One of the key ministry aspects of Conquer Athletics is holding community events where our athletes can help give back, whether that's with their time, resources, or even their talents! One of those events is coming up.
This coming Memorial Day, Conquer Athletics Sports Ministry will be hosting a Home Run Derby Fundraiser benefiting families of fallen soldiers! With this Home Run Derby, we will honor those who gave their life for our great country and raise money to help the families they left behind! We will be hitting “Homers for Heroes”!
You may be wondering how a Home Run Derby fundraiser works. If you are familiar with the MLB Home Run Derby, then you will understand the basics of how the contest works. Here is a very simple explanation of how we will run the event:
Participants will be athletes who play “Backyard Baseball” with our ministry. Each participant will get 4 minutes to hit as many home runs as they can. The top four players (and ties) will move on to the second round. Then, the top two players will move on to the Final round to determine the contest winner.
Before the contest, each participant will collect “pledges” from the community. Each sponsor will pledge a dollar amount that they will give for every home run their sponsored participant hits in the contest! For example: Let’s say a player asks his aunt and uncle to sponsor him for the event. They pledge $5 for every home run he hits in the contest. During the event, he hits 16 home runs in the first round and 9 in the second. That’s a total of 25 home runs. His aunt and uncle would give $125 to the fundraiser (25 x $5 per = $125).
Now, imagine each participant collecting 10 pledges. Or 20 pledges. Maybe even 50 pledges! The impact just our athletes and their sponsors will make will be incredible!
The Homers for Heroes Home Run Derby Fundraiser will be a free community event. Bring the entire family and join us Memorial Day morning to cheer on the participants, learn about various Veteran organizations in our area, and help us honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country. There will be food trucks, prizes, activities for the kids, and of course, a ton of homers on the field!
We have multiple sponsorship and volunteer opportunities as well. If you have a business and would like to become a sponsor, click the button below. If you would like to volunteer, please fill out the form at the bottom of the page and a member of our team will be in contact with you with all the details. You can also give a donation to help the families of fallen soldiers by clicking the donate button below!
Homers for Heroes Home Run Derby Fundraiser
Monday, May 30, 2022
9am - 1pm
Big Corkscrew Island Regional Park (near the Collier County Fairgrounds)
Admission is free and all ages are welcome!
Join us as we honor our great American Heroes and their families!
These Heroes laid down their life for our freedom. You can help honor them with a generous donation to bless their families!
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