Niagara Gazette


May 8, 2013

N-W, Ken West play charity game today


Niagara Gazette — “It’s appreciation of the little things in life,” she said. “It’s appreciation of being out on the field and being a part of such a positive team.”

The varsity club isn’t the only Niagara-Wheatfield team hosting a game for a cause this week. The junior varsity team will host a charity game to raise money for autism when it takes on Lew-Port at 4:45 p.m. Thursday.

Head coach Kevin Schucker, a marketing teacher at the school, has one of his classes teaming with his softball girls to raise money for the event. Together, they’re selling donation place cards and wristbands in hopes of reaching their goal of $1,000. The girls will wear shirts and socks that promote autism awareness.

Money will be donated to the Autism Society of Western New York and the People Inc. Young Alternative Life Transitions Program at Buffalo State College.

“Sometimes you take for granted how easy life is for us,” Schucker said. “This is a great chance to reflect on people that don’t have life as easy as we do.”

Sam Zimmer, an autistic man close to the family of one of the girls on the team, will throw out the game’s ceremonial opening pitch. 

“You just love to see good things like that,” Schucker said. “We play this game every day without even thinking about it or about people that can’t (play it). It breaks your heart.”

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