RFH Home Run Derby Raises Over $3000 for Charity

May 12th, 2016


RFH “Home Run Derby” Raises Over

$3,000 for “Change A Life Uganda”

The first annual Home Run Derby fundraiser for Change A Life Uganda, hosted by the RFH baseball teams and the Global Women Empowerment student organization, raised over $3,000.



Rumson – The first annual “Home Run Derby” was held at Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School on Saturday, April 30th. Organized by Global Women Empowerment and the RFH baseball teams, the event raised over $3,000 for “Change A Life Uganda.”

Students and community members competed in age divisions for those six years old through adult, and trophies were distributed to the top scorers in each division. High schoolers receiving trophies included Madison Maguire, while Bill Brindise won in the adult division. The “Home Run Derby” also featured items for sale made by Ugandan women, with proceeds benefiting Change A Life Uganda – a charitable organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and their families through quality education, healthcare, and income-generating programs.

“A great time was had by all, and we were so excited and grateful to raise a large donation for such a worthy cause,” said Global Women Empowerment Co-Advisor and RFH English teacher Hilary Strauch. Co-Advisor and English Teacher Alexis Marinov said, “We would like to congratulate all of the participants and we are really looking forward to next year.”

Global Women Empowerment student officers are Claire Caroli, Taylor Glassman, Madison Maguire, Kiley Pearman, Shoshanna Swell, Kelsey Swikart, and Avery Wall.

Coaches Kevin James (Varsity) and Alex Componile (Freshman) organized the participation of RFH baseball team members in the event.

For more information on Change A Life Uganda, visit changealifeuganda.org.


Mary Ann Kampfe, RFHRHS Press Release Writer

mkampfe@rumsonfairhaven.org or 908-347-8885