Truckee High softball team raises funds |

Truckee High softball team raises funds

With the help of a few local volunteers, the Truckee High softball team held a successful fundraiser at Truckee River Regional Park last week.

Eight teams traveling from as far away as San Jose and Vacaville played in the Truckee Women’s Slow Pitch Tournament, which raised $2,200 for the Truckee High softball program, Wolverines softball coach Mitch Brown said.

“It was amazing. It exceeded my expectations,” said Brown, who served as one of the umpires in the tournament.

Truckee High girls basketball coaches Angelo Tenorio and Geoff Stephens umpired, as well, Brown said, and the Wolverines softball players kept score. Mike White, assistant coach of the Truckee softball team, also volunteered to help at the tournament, Brown said, as did parents John Raber and the Womacks.

The money was raised via a $250 entry fee per team, a 50-50 raffle and a home run derby that cost $10 to enter, Brown said.

The Truckee coach said he got the word out about the tournament by handing out as many flyers as he could at a number of slow pitch softball tournaments in the region.

Leilani Grinton, a player on the Vacaville-based team Hit-n-It, donated $40 of the $100 she earned by winning the home run derby to the Truckee High softball program, Brown said.

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