The third annual Jonathan Scribner Memorial Baseball Tournament, held Aug. 9 to Aug. 11, 2013, at Mt. Nebo Park, raised more than $3,000 for a scholarship fund in the name of the fallen Manchester High School student.
Scribner, who played in the town's youth baseball leagues, died in the summer of 2011 in a tragic dirt bike accident while preparing to enter his senior year at Manchester High School. Joe DeDominicis, a former coach of Scribner’s in the town’s Babe Ruth League, organized a charity baseball tournament and hitting competition that year, and has continued the event each August since.
DeDominicis told Patch that this year's event - which lost all Friday games due to a rainout - was the best attended of the three so far. He estimated that during the course of the weekend "a couple of hundred people" participated.
"The most out of our three years so far," DeDominicis said. "The most people, the most participants and they most money raised for sure."
DeDominicis wanted to thank everyone in the community who participated or helped organize the event, and said he definitely plans to continue the tradition next year.
Proceeds from the tournament are donated to the Manchester Scholarship Foundation for a scholarship under Scribner's name.
"The Scribner family were very happy," DeDominicis said when told of this year's turnout.
"Probably make it a little bit bigger next year," he said.
DeDominicis said he also has memorial t-shirts and hats from the event still for sale, and that all proceeds from the sale will again go toward's the Scribner scholarship. T-shirts are $10 and hats $20. Those interested can call DeDominicis at 860-338-3042, or email him at email@example.com.