Great Barrington, Mass. — The Community Development Corporation of South Berkshire (CDCSB) will host its third annual Community At Bat, a charity softball game to support new low-moderate income housing in the Berkshires. The event will take place on Sunday, September 8, 2019, at Memorial Field Park located on Bridge Street in Great Barrington, Mass. The game will begin at 1 pm. Participation in the game is open to the public with pre-registration available at www.cdcsb.org/communityatbat. This community event will include a friendly game of softball, free ice cream from SoCo Creamery for the first 25 spectators, and free E-bike demos from Berkshire Bike & Board. The game will be broadcast live on WSBS.
CDCSB is holding a raffle featuring gifts and gift cards from local stores in support of its work. The raffle will be available online from Tuesday, August 27 to Thursday, September 5 and at the game on September 8. Raffle tickets can be purchased at www.cdcsb.org/communityatbat. Winners will be selected during the game but do not need to be present to collect the prize. Look for your free clip out raffle ticket in the September 4th issue of The Shopper’s Guide to be redeemed at the game. The day promises to be fun for the entire family.
Easton Combs Architects, Highfield on Main, Lance Vermeulen Real Estate, Inc., and The Pittsfield Cooperative Bank are the Platinum Sponsors for Community at Bat. Additional event sponsors include Allegrone Companies, Barrington Brewery & Restaurant; Campoli, Monteleone, & Mozian; Cohen Kinne Valicenti & Cook; Fairview Hospital; Great Barrington Land Conservancy; J. Harwood Architect, Lamme and Linscott; Larkin LTD Enterprises; Lee Bank; MountainOne; Toole Insurance; Trinity Church; The Triplex; Berkshire Bike & Board; Berkshire Property Agents, Finnerty & Stevens Funeral Home; Greylock Federal Credit Union; NBT Bank; Smith, Watson + Co.; and The Berkshire Edge.
“This is about bringing the community together for a great cause, having fun and raising awareness about the deep need for affordable housing and creating living wage jobs,” said CDCSB Executive Director, Tim Geller. “Community At Bat was a beautiful and fun event the past two years and we are looking forward to another wonderful game.”
The CDCSB is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating job opportunities, promoting economic development, and building low-moderate income housing in south Berkshire County. In collaboration with other like-minded organizations, CDCSB has helped build over 60 affordable housing units, has 114 affordable units in its pipeline, and has leveraged over $30 million in private and public investment in south Berkshire County.
To register to play in the game, to purchased raffle tickets and for more information visit www.cdcsb.org/communityatbat or call 413-528-7788. Please, no pets at the game. As a nonprofit organization, CDCSB actively seeks support for its many ongoing projects and programs. For more information about the CDCSB or to make a charitable contribution, please visit: www.cdcsb.org.