Friends, family and fans head to Tony Williams Field in Highland on Sunday afternoon to catch a softball game and raise money for a charitable cause. YNN's Alexandra Weishaupt has more on the first ever “Operation Back to School” fundraiser.
HIGHLAND, N.Y. -- “We share a building, we share a home, work together, basically 365 days out of the year, it's like a family really, the camaraderie is really, really good,” said Highland Hose Company President Craig Welch.
But on Sunday, the Highland Hose Company and town of Lloyd Police Department are stepping up to the plate against one another, taking work to the field for some friendly competition and a worthy cause.
“It’s a charity game to raise some funds for school supplies for the area kids that may be in need of it,” said Lloyd Police Department Chief Daniel Waage.
The “Operation Back to School” fundraiser aiming to help out less fortunate children and families in the Highland Central School District in anticipation of the upcoming school year as folks drop off supplies and enjoy a little ball.
“I actually bought pencils, pens, loose leaf paper, notebooks, binders, highlighters,” said Deana Shelok. “I’m here for the Lloyd Police Department for sure. I’m a fan for them.”
Once all supplies are collected, those involved say they’ll be divvied up between area schools and local churches as part of the collaborative effort between those who make continue to make a difference in the community.
“It's another great example of the partnership between the school district, fire department, the Town of Lloyd Police Department, the Highland Educational Foundation is here,” said Highland School District Superintendent Deborah Haab. “It's a great community effort to support our students who need help.”