Softball Raises Over $9,000 for Marathon Bombing Charities

Softball Raises Over $9,000 for Marathon Bombing Charities

The Crimson sold t-shirts and raffle tickets to raise funds for the marathon bombing victims (Harvard Softball).

During its season-ending doubleheader against Dartmouth Sunday, the Harvard softball team sold t-shirts and raffle tickets, raising over $9,000 to help victims of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings.

Two victims of the bombings had close ties to members of the Harvard softball program, and funds will be split between those two individuals’ funds, the One Fund and the New England Patriots’ Vince Wilfork’s marathon fund. Wilfork is matching all of the donations made to his marathon relief fund, and donated a number of signed memorabilia items to Sunday’s raffle. Other items raffled off included signed baseballs by the Red Sox’s Dustin Pedrioa and Clay Buchholz, Red Sox tickets and Harvard athletic apparel.

Both the Harvard softball and baseball teams wore special commemorative shirts during warmups before Sunday’s contests and had a moment of silence prior to the start of play. Prior to the start of the softball action, Caroline and David Costa, residents of nearby Watertown, threw out a ceremonial first pitch.

Below are links to the charities that Harvard softball will give to:

Remy Recovery Fund

Help For Patrick & Jess

One Fund

Vince Wilfork Fund