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Posted Sunday, July 28th, 2019

 Pits Teams from Corporate Neighbors, Bayer and Wegmans –and Offers Kid Fun and Concert, Too 

 Hanover Township invites Morris County residents to the second annual Charity Classic softball game on August 10 in Cedar Knolls for an afternoon of family fun and a show of support to benefit the Morris County Interfaith Food Pantry.

2018 Charity Classic features Hanover Mayor Ron Francioli calling balls and strikes

2018 Charity Classic features Hanover Mayor Ron Francioli calling balls and strikes

Wegmans, the reigning champion, will face Bayer in a seven-inning contest for this year’s winning trophy.

The Hanover Township business neighbors each will donate $5,000 to the Interfaith Food Pantry, (IFP). Proceeds from the sale of 50/50’s, hot dogs, and beverages will go to the IFP.

The non-profit organization, which is located in Parsippany, works to feed financially struggling families throughout Morris County.

In addition to the game, kids will get a chance to learn the physics behind a baseball pitch by doing their own catapult launch at the Bayer, Making Science Make Sense booth.

Wegmans' Ready For Prime Time Produce Players

Wegmans’ Ready For Prime Time Produce Players

Other kid-friendly aspects include photo ops with Wegmans’ “Ready for Prime Time Produce Players,” who will distribute free fruit roll-ups; a chance to meet “Sting the Bee,” who is Hanover’s warm and fuzzy mascot; fire trucks on display by the Cedar Knolls and Whippany Fire Departments; and the Whippanong Library’s story time for younger kids and craft opportunity for pre-teens.

The event will end on a high note with a concert by The Shots with the Bergen County Firefighters Bagpipes.

The game will be held at Malapardis Park (for GPS: 191-225 Malapardis Rd, Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927) from 1-3 p.m., with an Aug. 11 rain date. The concert starts at 4 p.m. Admission is free, but attendees are asked to help their Morris County neighbors in need by bringing a canned good or other non-perishable food item for the Interfaith Food Pantry

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