Home Run for Chelsea

x_chelsea3The 2015 Home Run for Chelsea tournament is scheduled for Sept. 26 through 27 at Mission Sports Park in San Marcos. Baseball and softball teams from 8U to 14U are welcome. The tournament has a one-day, two-game guarantee, with each game having six innings or no new innings after two hours. Teams will be divided into elite, competitive, and recreational divisions. This year’s motto is “Go Big or Go Home,” and the tournament represents the passion and teamwork of community organizers, hundreds of volunteers, and baseball and softball teams from all around the region. A Team Spirit Award will honor the team exhibiting the most team spirit and sportsmanship.

Home Run for Chelsea benefits Chelsea’s Light Foundation, a nonprofit organization working to protect children and inspire positive community change. The foundation is led by the King family, Poway locals whose daughter Chelsea was killed in 2010 while on a training run in Rancho Bernardo. Since her death, the Poway High School student’s love of life has inspired others to join together and make a difference, including the passage of Chelsea’s Law in California.x_chelsea4

Thanks to generous community support, 100 percent of the proceeds from Home Run for Chelsea will go towards the foundation, including entry fees, snackbar sales, merchandise sales, and admission fees. Registration is currently open and closes on Sept. 14; register online at www.chelseaslightfoundation.sportssignup.com. Sponsorship and vendor opportunities are available, and those interested can contact kristie@chelseaslight.org for more information. Learn more about Chelsea’s Light Foundation at www.chelseaslight.org.x_chelsea2