A Hard Hitting Hero’s Benefit Tournament was held in Avilla, IN on October 17th and 18th for two families in need, one of which is Hunter Schermerhorn, a 3rd grader at Avilla Elementary. Cara Smith, a Kindergartener at Avilla Elementary was also a recipient of the benefit funds. The tournament was hosted by Hit the Field Sports, who held softball and baseball tournaments as well as 50/50 drawings, a bake sale and silent auction items. All proceeds were divided among the two families.
Hunter and his family are family friends of David and Carrie Hosted. David, a Superintendent at Fetters Construction, brought the benefit to our attention. We would like to thank all who came and supported these two children and their families. The fundraiser brought in $7,100 for the two families!
Among the sponsors for this benefit was the Purdue Athletic Department. Steve Simmerman and the Purdue Athletic Department donated many items including; a Purdue Basketball autographed by Coach Matt Painter, a Purdue Football autographed by Coach Darrell Hazell, two (2) tickets to the Indiana vs. Purdue Football Game on November 28, 2015 at Ross-Ade Stadium, a Hammer Down Cancer Hat and a Mini-Helmet displaying the Hammer Down Cancer colors worn by the Purdue Football Team on September 26, 2015.
More information about the tournament, results and the organization can be found at the link below: