Northern Lehigh and Northwestern High School students raise funds for Dream Come True
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Northern Lehigh girl's softball players played a benefit game against the Northern Lehigh and Northwestern Lehigh baseball team. From left are, front row, Megan Filchner, Maggie Lear, Payton Marunich, Tamara Stubits, Kristi Seiler; and back row, Julie Wagaman, Erica Bowman, Cassie Toth, Jordan Dardas, Raelah Horwath, Sarah Frantz and Jocelyn Rodrigues.
The 15th annual Dream Come True benefit baseball game, pitting the 15-year-old boys from Northern Lehigh and Northwestern high schools against Northern Lehigh girl's softball players, recently brought in $1,850 for Dream Come True, Blue Ridge Chapter.
The Walnutport Playground Association provided all the food and the facility for free.
The game was all out baseball/softball at its best, with some great hard hits and one handed catches that made the game exciting to watch. The game ended with a tie score, 5 to 5.
"When anyone purchased a soft drink, the entire price of the drink goes to Dream Come True," said Garry Andrews, spokesperson.
Andrews said the event was started when he and Gail Trescott wanted to hold a fundraiser and selected Dream Come True as the recipient.
This year's chairmen were Julie Wagaman, Tamara Stubits and Zach Polanski, seniors at Northern Lehigh High School.
"We had a really good time playing baseball," said Stubits. "We had some auctions and we played dizzy bat to bring in some donations."
Wendy Filchner set up the refreshment stand and organized some student volunteers who ran the stand. Also assisting were Brian Filchner, coach of the Girl's Softball Team and Greg King, a teacher at Northern Lehigh High School and head coach of the junior varsity team.