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Posted on: May 10, 2019

Play Ball!… Councilwoman Cartright Celebrates the Town’s Senior Softball Opening Day

Softball Opening Day group photo

Farmingville, NY -  On May 7, Councilwoman Valerie M. Cartright (third from right) helped to start off the Town of Brookhaven’s 2019 Senior Softball program at Diamond in the Pines Park in Coram. During the event, the Councilwoman honored the late Rick Marz, the former Senior Softball Program Supervisor who passed away last year. Councilwoman Cartright joined his family and friends to unveil a plaque dedicating the field in his honor.

The Senior Softball program, which was launched in 1982, includes two leagues; “60 and Over” and “68 and Over.” They are considered by many to be the best Senior Softball programs in the entire State of New York. Games are played during the Spring and Summer season on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. at several Town of Brookhaven ball fields.

Councilwoman Cartright said, “Anthony Ciravolo honored his late grandfather, Rick Marz, by throwing the first pitch. The first pitch of opening day is a sure sign that spring is here, and summer is just around the corner. These players have a great enthusiasm for game and it is so inspiring to see them continue to enjoy America’s pastime.”

For more information about the Town of Brookhaven’s Senior Softball Program, go to the Town's program website for scores, standings and detailed program information. For additional information, or if you have any questions, please call 451-6156.

Division of Public Information * Office of the Supervisor
One Independence Hill • Farmingville • NY 11738 • Phone 631-451-6595

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