Softball tournament raises thousands for Next Step

first_img Blurred lines – September 4, 2019 In fashion – October 9, 2019 Latest Posts Jacqueline WeaverReporter at The Ellsworth AmericanJacqueline’s beat covers the eastern Hancock County towns of Lamoine through Gouldsboro as well as Steuben in Washington County. She was a reporter for the New York Times, United Press International and Reuters before moving to Maine. She also publicized medical research at Yale School of Medicine and scientific findings at Yale University for nine [email protected] Latest posts by Jacqueline Weaver (see all)center_img Bio Quimby makes plans to revive Ocean Wood Campground – September 6, 2019 HANCOCK — The first annual “Break the Silence” co-ed softball tournament in memory of three victims of domestic violence was a rousing success June 5-6.The organizers — relatives of the late Christina Sargent and her two children — said $4,200 was raised from team fees, concessions and a home run derby.The games were held at Hancock Grammar School and nearby DeMeyer Field. All proceeds benefit The Next Step Domestic Violence Project.“This is a therapeutic thing for me, and I’m a little disappointed that it’s over,” said Philip Sargent of Hancock, Christina’s brother, who was the main driver behind the event along with his mother, Mary Wooster of Hancock.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textChristina, 36, her son, Duwayne Coke, 10, and daughter, Destiny Sargent, 8, were found dead at their home in Garland on Dec. 20.Her live-in boyfriend, Keith Coleman, has been charged with three counts of murder in the killings.Philip Sargent said those who couldn’t attend the two-day tournament followed it on Facebook and in the news.‘They wanted to know who won,” he laughed. “I’m expecting next year to be even bigger.”The winning team was “Yippi Kiyay,” which declined to accept its monetary prize but will be receiving T-shirts.The home run derby was for hitters who paid $20 a ticket to win a $300 Super Z softball bat.Sargent’s girlfriend, Laura Schimpf, kept a grill sizzling all weekend with hamburgers and hot dogs.The group also raised more than $1,000 raffling gift cards from restaurants and other establishments.Sargent said he is already collecting sponsors for next year’s tournament and the New England Patriots have expressed interest in coming on board.There also was face painting for the children.“Everybody said they had a blast,” Sargent said. “We even have two to three teams coming up from Massachusetts next year.”last_img read more