The EHS vs. CMS charity staff softball game was on Thursday, September 30th at 7:00 PM at Sawyer Park in Kensington, and boy was it a great one to watch. In place of a traditional admissions fee, the Student Senate asked for donations to End 68 Hours of Hunger. All of the donations given went directly to children who experience approximately 68 hours of hunger between the free lunch they receive in school Friday to the breakfast they receive Monday morning. Some of the donations accepted were plastic jars of peanut butter, pop tarts, and granola bars.
To start the game off, a CMS student sang the national anthem and then Michael Morgan, the superintendent of schools in SAU 16, threw the first pitch. Then the EHS staff took the field first as the home team and the CMS staff was up to bat. CMS had the odds against them as EHS won last year, but they still put up a strong fight. They did have the advantage in numbers though—the CMS team had 8 more players than EHS. As the teams took their positions, fans could see silly names printed on the back of players’ shirts, like K$ for Mr. Krauss.
The game was intense. The score was close in the first few innings and some close calls were made, like a CMS player who hit a home run and barely missed being out by the catcher. It wasn’t just the game itself that was intense though; the players were in full competition mode. Señor Heath even brought an ax for his bat!
EHS came out with another win, but everyone was a winner that night, no matter what the scoreboard said. Whether on the field or a fan in bleachers, everyone helped children receive food by donating and bringing awareness to End 68 Hours of Hunger, even if they had to sit or play in 50 degree weather to do so.
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