CM and Foxborough to do 'Hits For Hope'

Foxborough High head baseball coach Billy Sittig and the rest of his Warriors program has set up a fundraiser, "Hits For Hope", canvassing for pledges and sponsorships from friends, family and local businesses, all of it to be donated to charity. All of it will culminate on May 28, when the Warriors play host to Sittig's former team Catholic Memorial at Payson Field.

This year, Sittig has chosen Curt Schilling's "Curt's Pitch for ALS" charity, and has thus far raised $550 towards its goal of $1,000. Sittig has set up a website for donations, which you can find here, and he can also be reached at sittigbilly@yahoo.com with any questions.

The game should be full of reminiscing for Sittig, who previously coached basketball for four seasons at CM with close friend and current Knights skipper Hal Carey before taking the Warriors job last January. He has sent out a release explaining the event, which is copied below:

On Saturday, May 28, 2011 at 11am, the Foxboro High School Varsity Baseball team will be hosting Catholic Memorial, in Foxboro’s final regular season game. This will mark the first annual “Hits for Hope” game at Foxboro High School. “Hits for Hope” will be an event in which the Foxboro Baseball team works to raise money for charity by garnering pledges and sponsorships from friends, family, and local businesses. For example, a friend of the program could pledge $5 per hit by the Foxboro Baseball team vs. Catholic Memorial. If the team has six hits on the day, that would mean $30 for charity.

This year’s charity is Curt’s Pitch for ALS, a charity founded by former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling and his wife, Shonda. Together, the Schillings have raised and donated over $9 Million for ALS as part of Curt’s Pitch for ALS. The Foxboro Baseball community thought this would be an excellent charity to donate all proceeds from our efforts to the Massachusetts Chapter of ALS, with the obvious ties to baseball in Massachusetts.

On the day of the game, we will be holding a raffle featuring tickets to Boston sporting events, as well as gift certificates to local businesses and restaurants with all proceeds going to the ALS Association. We hope that you will choose to participate in our fundraiser and support a worthy cause!