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Homeruns For Hope

This Little League Season, the Golisano Children’s Hospital is teaming up with Pittsford Little League for the Homeruns for Hope Campaign. Campaign sponsors are asked to make a monetary pledge for each homerun hit during Pittsford Little League’s regular season. Proceeds from the Homeruns for Hope Campaign will benefit the Golisano Children’s Hospital and the Pittsford Little League Russ Smith Scholarship fund.

The Golisano Children's Hospital at the University of Rochester Medical Center treats kids from across the 17-county Finger Lakes region for everything from helping them take their first breaths to treating them for chronic pain, surgical procedures and much more. Donations help children in need, and their families, on the miraculous journey to health.

Each year, Pittsford Little League offers up to two $500 college scholarships in memory of Russ Smith. Mr. Smith was a tireless volunteer who served the community for over 40 years. In his honor, Pittsford Little League awards these scholarships to students who have played in Pittsford Little League and who have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to community service and volunteerism during their high school years.

Please consider sponsoring the Homeruns for Hope Campaign at one of the following levels:
  • "Homerun" level
  • "Triple" level
  • "Double" level
  • "Single" level
  • "Other" level
   $50 / homerun
$25 / homerun
$10 / homerun
$5 / homerun
you specify

For information about how to get more involved with Golisano Children’s Hospital, please contact Michael Fahy at (585) 276-5176.


Following are answers to some questions about the Homeruns For Hope campaign.

Homeruns for Hope campaign sponsors agree to make a donation in a set amount for each homerun hit by a Pittsford Little Leaguer during PLL’s Spring 2012 Season.
Pittsford Little League (“PLL”) will donate half of the proceeds to the Golisano Children’s Hospital at the University of Rochester Medical Center. The balance of the proceeds will benefit the Russ Smith Scholarship Fund sponsored by the Pittsford Little League.
Pittsford Little League and / or the Golisano Children’s Hospital will acknowledge and thank all sponsors in local media and at PLL events throughout the season.
Only "over the fence" homeruns will count -- i.e. "inside the park homeruns" will not count. Each homerun hit on Pittsford Ford Fields A and B (Baseball), Haebecker C (Baseball) and Haebecker D (Softball) will count.
A game coach and the presiding umpire must witness the homerun. The homerun will be clearly marked on the scorecard and initialed by the umpire. Scorecards will be collected by a PLL official.
Pittsford Little League will invoice Campaign Sponsors for the final pledge amount due from respective Campaign Sponsors by July 15, 2012. Payment will be due thirty days thereafter.
Yes, the pledge form lets you specify a minimum and/or maximum total amount.
Pledges will be accepted any time prior to May 15, 2012. PLL and the Golisano Children’s Center reserve the right to extend this deadline.
PLL’s Spring season starts at the end of April and runs through June (end of school year). Historically, the league averages approximately 40 – 50 homeruns per year but the actual number of homeruns hit by PLL will vary in a season.
This particular campaign will end when PLL's Spring season ends, at the end of June.
PLL will publish, on its home page, a running total of home runs hit.

For more information about Homeruns for Hope, please email .