DFRD going long for Relay

Published 6:50 pm Friday, April 6, 2012

The Demopolis Fire and Rescue Department is going deep for Relay for Life.

Firefighters will hold the first of what they hope becomes an annual fundraiser next Saturday as the department asks the public to settle into their batting stance and swings for the fences.

The DRFD will hold a Homerun Derby at the Old Junior High School baseball field located on Cedar Street and Pettus with all proceeds going toward Relay for Life.

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“The event is open to whoever wants to come participate,” said DFRD Assistant Chief Carl Johnson. “Just come out and see how many home runs you can hit.”

Cost to participate is $10 per batter and a pitcher and bats will be provided, but allowances would be made for the ultra-competitive.

“If you’ve got to have you own pitcher, then bring them down,” Johnson said.

“If you’ve got a favorite bat, bring it.”

The event is sponsored by the Red Barn and Smokin’ Jack’s and is open to all ages. Contestants can sign up at the event.