BRANTFORD – Baseball will be played for the first time at Arnold Anderson Stadium this year when the first annual Brantford Red Sox Alumni game supporting the Stedman Community Hospice takes place on October 3rd.
The charity event has been organized by Brandon Corke, in honor of his father, Jamie Corke, who passed away late last year at Stedman Community Hospice. Corke says he took the role of organizer for the first Homerun for Hospice to support fundraising efforts after his father received outstanding care at the hospice.
On October 3rd at noon, a group of Brantford Red Sox Alumni players will take to the field along with Corke, who also played for the team, was an IBL umpire, and named one of the top 100 players in the league.
Corke says while he would love to fill the stands for the event, COVID-19 restrictions will not allow for fan attendance. A viewing will be available on the IBL website and YouTube. Some local businesses, including Capeesh in Paris, Zanders on King George Road in Brantford, and Hudson Public in downtown Brantford have also committed to playing the live stream.
The game is free to watch, but donations are encouraged. Money can be e-transferred to brantford redsox [email protected] or at sjlc.ca/donations.
Corke is hoping to raise $5 thousand for the Stedman Community Hospice this year and planning to make it an annual event in future years.