At 2:30 this afternoon the three-day Michael Napoleone Memorial Baseball Tournament begins at the ball park on State Street in Batavia. It promises to be a fine time for families to enjoy the Great American Pastime and help a worthy cause. There will be lots of baseball games, food, kids' activities and on Saturday, the Lions Club will offer free cancer eye screenings at the Main Tent on State Street.
Also, don't miss The Awareness Ceremony which will be at 1 o'clock at the Little League Field on Saturday.
Game starts today are at 2:30, 4:30 and 6:30 for Little League and Minor League.
On Saturday, games are at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 2:30 p.m., and 4:30 p.m. for Minor League and Little League.
Sunday Little League and Minor League:
10:15 a.m. -- Playoff
12:15 p.m. -- Playoff
3:15 p.m. -- Championship
Friday -- 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m. (under lights)
Saturday -- 10, 2:30
Sunday -- 10, 12:30, 3:30 playoffs and Championship
The Michael Napoleone Memorial Foundation, Inc., was founded in 2007 in memory of Michael C. Napoleone, the eight year old son of Mark and Laurie Napoleone from Batavia, who passed away from Burkitts Lymphoma/Leukemia, an aggressive form of blood cancer. During Michael's illness, the community rallied around the family to assist with food, gas, medical bills, and other necessities. The not-for-profit Foundation, a 501(c)3, organization, was created to give back to those who cared, to give forward to those in need, and to support research efforts to find a cure for childhood cancer.