The Newtown and Pomperaug High School Varsity Baseball teams have been championship rivals for the past few years, and this year they are bringing their competition to another level, making it an event and calling it “A Game to Remember.”
Their regular-season scheduled game this spring will be played as a tribute to honor those whose lives were taken at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown this past December, as well as the first responders who entered the building and stayed with the families throughout the day.
Pomperaug coach Mike Eisenbach, a Newtown native, attended Sandy Hook Elementary School himself and that is just one of the many reasons that he called Newtown coach Matt Memoli to propose the idea.
The two coaches agreed to use a field in Bridgeport, which the Bridgeport Bluefish have approved to cover the cost if more than 1,000 spectators attend.
“Our teams want to give something back to the people of Newtown and remember the many men and women who worked tirelessly that day,” Eisenbach said. We hope the weather is good and many families from throughout Connecticut, including locally, come for a great night of baseball.”
The game will be played in Bridgeport at the Harbor Yard on April 25 at 6 p.m.
In lieu of an admission fee, cash and check donations will be accepted on behalf of the Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire Department.