Riverside Minor Baseball Raises More Than $8,000 For Charity

Riverside Minor Baseball raised more than $8,000 for Family Respite of Windsor.

Players took the field at the Riverside Baseball Centre Friday night and all day Saturday to raise money with 100 innings of baseball.

Cash was raised in the form of pledges.

It's the sixth year running for the event and RMBA vice president Cindy Natias says they set a goal of $5,000 every year, but they always manage to come up with more.

She says the fundraiser is a great way to give back to a community.

"We have a pretty strong commitment to Family Respite over the years and now we're going to take that a step further because we're going to have the Miracle field in the coming months. We wanted to do something for the community because Riverside Baseball benefits a lot from the community, so we wanted to be a good community partner."

The money will be put to good use, according to Natias.

"To provide money for respite for families with children with disabilities, they also use it for their Super Saturday's programs and other programs that they run."

Riverside Minor Baseball has raised more than $33,000 for Family Respite over the past six years.