SEATTLE – (Oct. 31) On the heels of wrapping up their fall practices and games, the Seattle University baseball team spent some quality time giving back to the local community during the month of October, culminating with their Fifth Annual Halloween Charity Game.
PLAY BALL! pic.twitter.com/yYHXBPCHw7— Seattle U Baseball⚾️ (@SeattleUBase) October 31, 2017
The annual charity event was the brain child of former Redhawk Brock Carpenter, who initiated the event as a way to raise money for the Seattle Children's Hospital. Carpenter concluded his career with Seattle U last spring after being drafted in the 20th round by the LA Dodgers, but his event lives on.
This year, seniors Dalton Hurd, Jack Reisinger and Curtis Perrin took on the event with the support of the Seattle U Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. The players devide into two teams and play a softball or whiffle ball game at SU Park. Donations were made on-site during the event with all procedes going to the Seattle Children's Hospital.
"The charity game was a big success," said Hurd. "I am very proud of the Seattle U community for helping grow the event every year. This year was our best turnout during my four years here. It is very special and means a lot to our program to be able to host a fun event and have it give back to an important cause like Seattle Children's. We are excited to see how much more we can do with this in the years to come."
As part of the 11th Annual Seattle University Dance Marathon, donations can still be made online by clicking here.
Happy Halloween from SU Baseball! pic.twitter.com/HZJFrCHbAp— Seattle U Baseball⚾️ (@SeattleUBase) October 31, 2017
Happy Halloween! We had a BALL⚾️ at the @SeattleUBase Halloween game last night. Thank you to everyone who came out to support SUDM in our efforts to raise funds for @seattlechildren! pic.twitter.com/rv6pOHzkLs— SU Dance Marathon (@SeattleuDM) October 31, 2017