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Softball marathon to be held at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport

By Bridgeport Bluefish

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Bridgeport, CT - The Bridgeport Bluefish have partnered up with Treasured Time, Inc. to host the second annual Extra Innings Softball Marathon, in memory of former Bluefish general manager Ken Shepard, starting on Saturday, June 27th.

"Treasured Time is so excited to be partnering with the Bridgeport Bluefish once again to put on this fundraiser,” said Suzanne Major, Founder/CEO of Treasured Time. “The money we raise from this event will assist our newest families and we can’t wait to have everyone come down and join us at the field for two days of fun.”

This two-day event at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard begins at 7:00am on Saturday, June 27th and continues until 9:00pm that day, which includes an exciting Home Run Derby, which commences at 7:30pm. The fun will pick up again at 7:00am on Sunday, June 28th and conclude at 8:00pm. Sign up is limited to the first 40 teams consisting of at least 10 players per team as each squad will play a one hour game. Out of the 20 winning teams, the team who scored the most runs will be crowned the champion and win a night in the Treasured Time Suite and food/drink included (no alcohol included) at a Bluefish Game. The Home Run Derby Champion will take home a Trophy and Dinner for 2 at Vazzy’s Cucina.

The entry fee to participate is $250 per team. Any interested Home Run Derby participants can enter for a $25 fee. All of the entry fees from the teams and individuals will go towards making a difference in granting a wish of the one of the families that works with Treasured Time. All proceeds raised from the Extra Inning Softball Marathon will benefit Treasured Time, whose mission is to grant the wishes of parents with life threatening illnesses to create a lasting memory with their children.

Tickets to attend the softball portion of the marathon are $5.00. Activities taking place throughout the event including corn hole, DJ’s, raffles, a kids area and much more. Concession stands will be open Saturday and Sunday all day.

“It’s a pleasure to work with Treasured Time, especially in honor of our good friend, Ken Shepard,” said Bluefish general manager Jamie Toole. “This organization is unique in its noteworthy mission of providing the gift of memories to families facing the loss of a parent to a life-threatening illness.”

To register your team or for more information about the Extra Innings Softball Marathon, please contact Jenn at (203) 446-1068 or To learn more about Treasured Time, visit

Treasured Time, Inc. is a CT based 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to grant the wishes of parents with life threatening illnesses who want to create a lasting memory with their children. With your help, Treasured Time, Inc. can provide families with the “Gift of Moments”. To see how you can help them make a difference, visit us at

The Bridgeport Bluefish are members of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball and play their home games at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard. For further information, call 203-210-BLUE (2583) or visit

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