Olympia Crimestoppers Sponsors Area FastpitchTeams in Oso Mudslide Fundraising Game



Submitted by Olympia Thurston County Crime Stoppers

SoftballOlympia Thurston County Crime Stoppers is helping to support a great effort by local softball teams to raise funds for the victims of the Oso Mudslide.

The Pacific Northwest was recently taken aback by the devastation of the Oso mudslide. This disaster took many loved ones and shook the foundations of the Oso community. Thankfully, there are people working around the clock to help the victims of this tragedy. Right here in Olympia, Washington, local fast pitch coach Erik Riske has decided to make a difference. This Saturday, April 12 from 3- 6 PM a charity fast pitch game will raise funds to help the Oso victims. Coordinated by the 16U Panthers White fast pitch team, a scrimmage will take place against the 18U Gold Illusion as we work together to help the survivors through this trying time.

2014 Lakefair Queen Madison Murphy told Crime Stoppers, “Our hope is to use the game we love to share a bit of love. Our primary goal is to help the Oso survivors as they rebuild their community as well as to raise awareness in our area. We intend to prove that sometimes the greatest tragedies can also bring about the greatest compassion. So if you’re available this Saturday from 3-6 PM stop by Dream Team Park or visit our Facebook event “Oso Victims Charity Fastpitch Game” to help our community make a difference.”

When Madison was asked what she thought about the scrimmage she replied, “I am so excited to have an opportunity to play the game I love while helping others. It has been amazing to see the community come together as sponsors, like the Olympia Thurston County Crime Stoppers, as well as generous community members have donated resources and time to make this fundraiser a possibility. Our event is unique because 100% of proceeds will be going to the Oso Victims. Each player is bringing a donation, the local ASA Umpires are volunteering their time, and Dream Team Park is donating a turf field to play on. Our community is truly amazing and it’s inspiring to see how many people are willing to help if you only ask.”

Please come out and help the Olympia Thurston County Crime Stoppers and local ASA Umpires support these wonderful young ladies raise money for the Oso Mudslide victims and watch some

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