The 4th Annual Swing4Scoot Baseball Game will be held on Saturday 23 September 2017 at Holloway Field, Newmarket. Home of the Windsor Royals and Brisbane Bandits.
Registration now open please visit the Swing 4 scoot website (www.swing4scoot.org).
The schedule for this year’s event will be:
- 9am to 11am– Friends and family.
- 11am to 3pm – Open registration.
- 3:30pm to 6:30pm – QBACS (Queensland Baseball Alumni of the Claxton Shield).
- 7pm to 10pm– Trent Baker Angels vs Paul Mutch All Stars.
We’re excited to host an event that caters to everyone in our community and also have some fun, competitive games through the afternoon and evening.
Please share with your friends, follow us on Facebook and click that you will attend our event so we can keep you updated.
If you’re interested in sponsoring the event or donating a raffle prize please call Steven Richards on 0425 693 222.
We look forward to seeing you all at the ballpark again. #4AS4S #S4S2017
Richo, Buck, Ryan and Apples
ABOUT SCOTT CARRINGTON
Scott Carrington was diagnosed with a Stage 4 melanoma at the age of 15. Being diagnosed with cancer in high school would ordinarily be a lot for a teenager to live with. Scott took it in his stride. He excelled in athletics and scholastically, despite heavy bouts of chemotherapy in the years of high school that followed. He competed at a national level in both athletics and baseball during this time, and graduated high school having achieved a high standard of academic excellence.
During the years following high school, Scott went on to study a Bachelor’s degree at university. In 2004 he was diagnosed with Bowel Cancer and endured countless surgeries and chemotherapy sessions during the years that followed. His outlook on life never changed. He continued to live a normal life outside of his medical issues. He met and fell in love with the girl of his dreams, Ashleigh. He competed in A-grade baseball with the same vigour and intensity that he always did (and finally won that elusive A-grade premiership in 2011). He worked numerous managerial positions in hospitality. In 2008, he and Ashleigh travelled to Canada and worked abroad for 8 months – a time that he thoroughly enjoyed and looked back upon fondly. On his return to Australia in 2009, it was discovered that the cancer from his bowel had now spread to his lung.
As always, he never let any issue pertaining to his health hinder his spirits, as he and Ashleigh were married in November the same year. In November 2012, Ashleigh gave birth to their beautiful daughter Zara.
Anyone meeting Scott for the first time could be forgiven for not knowing the extent of his medical problems. Nobody ever heard him complain, or express any form of sorrow relating to the state of his health. His attitude toward life and the courageous battle he fought for so many years is a truly inspirational story that will live in for many years to come, through groups like Swing 4 Scoot, his family, friends and teammates, and of course through his beautiful daughter.
The Swing 4 Scoot concept was created by Andrew Buckley, Aaron Applefield, and Ryan Thwaites – three close friends of Scott. The motive behind the concept is to honour their late friend’s memory, maintain his legacy, and to organise two main events each year to raise funds for community charities, as well as provide financial assistance to his young family. Two of Scott’s passions outside of his family were Baseball and Golf.
For the past four years Scott organised an annual golf day for a large group of friends at Victoria Golf Club, where all of the money raised was donated towards cancer research. On the day of his passing, the three S4S founders made a pact to keep running his yearly golf game. The following day Andrew presented the idea of adding a baseball game that ran continuously for 100 innings to the event calendar.
I want to get involved – how can I help?
You can get involved in a bunch of ways:
- Play – whether it’s one inning or 100 innings, you’re welcome to join in.
- Umpire – we can cater for all levels of experience, don’t worry if you’re not confident. It’s a fun game.
- Volunteer – we will need a hand running the event over the weekend. Anything you can do will be appreciated!
- Sponsor – if someone you know is playing, sponsor them on a ‘per-inning played’ basis! Or if you’re a Corporate Sponsor we have an option to accommodate you.
- Donate – if you you’d like to just donate to the cause, we’d appreciate the support!
- Promotion – help us to promote the game by sharing on social media and spreading the word.
Why does it cost to play?
Running the event itself incurs costs that we need to recover. Apart from this aspect, the objective of the event is to raise funds. We hope to achieve this through the participation of players and corporate entities. The cost is relatively small, and could easily be subsidised by asking a few mates or even a local business to cover your entry fees to show their support for you.
How can I raise the funds to play?
As mentioned, put the call out to family and friends to support you by donating a couple of bucks per inning that you play. Local businesses can also get a tax deduction by donating, so ask your employer to pick up the tab.
How can we stay warm?
Naturally we can’t have any heating equipment on the field (so rug up), but outside of the lines we’ll have gas heaters and braziers inside and outside of the dugouts.
I’ve never played baseball, can I play?
Of course! In fact, we insist. It’s a fun game, we’re not taking it too serious.
Where do I pay the entry fees?
If you’d like to claim your fees as a tax deductible donation, then you’ll need to pay through the Couee portal (click on Donate in the top menu). If you don’t need a tax deduction, you can pay on the day of the event at the registration table by cash or card.
I don’t have any baseball gear. Is that a problem?
Not at all. Just let us know when you register that you may need to borrow a glove/bat/helmet/everything. We’ll have a bunch of spares on hand.
I’ve got more questions, how can I contact you guys?