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At the Plate! 

AHA! Movement’s First Home Run Derby June 22

By Debbie Smith, MM


AHA! Movement is excited to announce we are taking advantage of our baseball connection with the Payless Batting Cages for our First Annual Home Run Derby Fundraiser on Saturday, June 22.It is time we bring awareness to the horrifying hazings that go on in sports.


While fraternities are more frequently in the news because of the number of deaths that occur during their hazing rituals, it is documented that there is a higher percentage of heinous and despicable hazing incidents that occur in high school and college/university sports.


This USSSA slow pitch softball derby garnishes five opportunities for participants to win, with top winner bragging rites for a year. They will not only win the grand prize along with a trophy to take home but will have their name and the year they won etched on our plaque, which will be on display in the Payless Batting Cages office for all to see and with room for winners to be added each year.  


The HR Derby will be held at the Willow Pass Softball Field 2 in Concord. You can register online at or at the Payless Batting Cages, located near the field at 3840 E Olivera Rd, Concord.  


We are looking for youth baseball player volunteers to shag balls in the outfield for the event. Volunteers will be treated to a box lunch and lots of FUN. Must be 12 years and up and preferably in your baseball uniform the day of the event. For more information, please go to or call the Payless Batting Cages at 925-825-7526.  


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