SOMa Sport & Social is it again with the annual home run derby!   It’ll be different this year to make it safe for everyone, but we’ve also got some exciting changes as well.

 

WHEN: Sat, 10/10 10am-3pm (Rain date: 10/17) 

 

WHERE: Meadowland Park Field 3, South Orange, NJ 

 

MAIN CHANGES THIS YEAR: 

  • Players will compete in team consisting of 5-8 hitters. 

  • Each team will be able to choose a non-profit of their choice to support.

  • Once you have your team, make sure EACH PLAYER fills out the google form by 9/26!

 

GAME PLAY

  • In order to aid with physical distancing, teams will be allotted a specific time slot 

  • Each time slot will consist of 2 teams (the non-batting team will field EXCEPT for the position of pitcher which should be provided by the hitting team) 

  • Each player will get 2 x 90 second at bats to hit as many home runs as they can 

  • As in years past, we’ll have additional targets in the field that will count as home runs

 

FUNDRAISING: 

  • Participation in the derby is free, but we’re asking each individual to try to raise $100 for their team’s charity. 

  • Anyone can donate to a team/individual by: 

    • Making a 1-time donation to a specific team’s non profit

    • Make a pledge based on the number of home runs hit by a team or individual

 

ENTERTAINMENT

  • MD Music & Entertainment will be returning once again to provide walk up music and all-around good time. 

 

LEMONADE FOR ADELAIDE: 

  • Everyone’s favorite stand will be back this year raising money for CURE! 

  • To help everyone stay a little safer this year, we’re going to swap out cups of lemonade for bottles of Gatorade so come thirsty and bring some cash! 

 

FANS/SPECTATORS: 

  • Family and friends can come watch their favorite hitter during their time slot (We just ask that everyone adhere to social distancing rules) 

 

RECOGNITIONS: 

  • Individual winners based on total number of home runs

  • Team that raises the most money for their charity of choice 

Team with the most AVERAGE home runs per player on that team (For example: Team of 8 scores a total of 48 HRs making their average 6 runs/player; meanwhile a team of 6 also scores a total of 48 HRs making their average 8 runs/player)