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New booster club kicks it into high gear

March 4, 2012
By J.T. Whitehouse , Town Crier

The Canfield Softball Boosters Club is up and running and ready to get the ball rolling. They have wasted no time is setting up their first fundraiser.

On March 18, the newly formed club will host a cornhole tournament at St. Michael's Family Center on North Broad Street. The event will be open to all ages and the club plans to have enough cornhole boards to accommodate a large number of contestants.

"We have no idea what to expect, but we'll be ready," said club chairperson Beth Stanko.

She said last year parents held small fundraisers to help support the Canfield High School girls softball club. This year, she said many of those parents wanted to get better organized and so they formed the booster club and are ready to play ball.

"We have all of our paperwork done and we're trying to establish it and grow it," Stanko said.

To kick it off, anyone wishing to participate can pay a small fee of $5 for eight and under and $10 for high school students and adults. Teams will be formed at the event unless a person wants to team up ahead of time. Pre-registration can be sent to Canfield Softball Boosters, care of the new club's president, Dominic Prologo at 60 Westchester Drive, Suite 4, Austintown, Ohio, 44515. For information on the event, contact Stanko at 330-533-4825.

Stanko said proceeds from the event will be used towards Canfield High School softball team's uniforms and equipment.

"We have a new season, a new coach, and now a new boosters club," she said.

The CHS girls softball team is having tryouts this week and the teams have not yet been selected. Stanko said the boosters didn't want to wait, but wanted to jump in and start supporting the team whoever ends up on it.



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