Home Run Derby will benefit CHOP and scholarship fund

The 10th an­nu­al An­drew Far­rell Spir­it of Cour­age Fund Home Run Derby will take place on Sat­urday, May 17, at George Wash­ing­ton High School. Re­gis­tra­tion starts at 9:30 a.m., and the con­test be­gins at 10. The cost is $25.

Pro­ceeds go to Chil­dren’s Hos­pit­al of Phil­adelphia and to a schol­ar­ship for a Wash­ing­ton base­ball play­er who best ex­em­pli­fies Far­rell on and off the field.

Far­rell died in 2004 at age 21 after a long battle with leuk­emia. He was a pop­u­lar pitch­er/first base­man on Wash­ing­ton’s 2001 base­ball team that went un­defeated in the reg­u­lar sea­son. His No. 25 jer­sey was later re­tired.

In ad­di­tion to the Home Run Derby, the fund raises money at an an­nu­al golf out­ing and at a beef-and-beer, which is sched­uled for Novem­ber.

Over the years, the fund has paid more than $30,000 to CHOP and more than $20,000 to schol­ar­ship re­cip­i­ents.

To re­gister or for in­form­a­tion, go to an­drew­far­rell.org ••

You can reach at twaring@bsmphilly.com.

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