(Editor’s Note: The following info is from a press release issued this week by World Series Park.)
World Series Park in Saugus will host a fundraiser for Multiple Sclerosis on Saturday, Oct. 30 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The coordinator for the event is Saugus’s own Dario Pizzano, a professional baseball player and a member of the Saugus Little League team that competed in the Little League World Series in 2003.
Dario has been actively involved in fundraising for Mission Stadiums for Multiple Sclerosis (MS4MS) for the last two years. His mother, Traci, has suffered with multiple sclerosis for several years, and Dario wanted to be part of helping raise money for research and perhaps someday find a cure. MS4MS is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to raise awareness of multiple sclerosis at all sports stadiums while raising funds directly for families with MS Warriors and for the advancement of research at Johns Hopkins Project Restore MS research center as it hopes to find a cure.
The all-day event on Oct. 30 will have a fall theme with pumpkins, corn on the cob and foliage. It will consist of a ceremony on the field including the 2003 Little League Team, all-day entertainment, food, booths, an auction, a raffle, the famous Carpenito Real Estate Lottery Ticket House Raffle, activities for kids, a Halloween costume contest, a display of classic cars, and some surprises. The day will culminate with a softball game between the 2003 Saugus Little League team and a combined team of Saugus police and firefighters.
Volunteers are being requested to help with the event. Also, the event is asking for donations of raffle or auction items. If you would like to help, would like to make a donation to the raffle or auction or need more information about the event, contact Bob Davis at 781-233-4555.