SEVEN Hills-Toongabbie RSL Diggers Baseball Club and Guildford Owls Baseball Club will go into bat together for a good cause this weekend.
The first exhibition match of its kind between the two teams will raise money for Cure Our Kids — an organisation that helps children with cancer and their families.
The concept was formed after Bailey Franz, the son of Seven Hills-Toongabbie player David Franz, died in 2008.
‘‘It started off as being a fun, friendly game between the clubs and $10 a head went to Cure Our Kids,’’ Diggers president Jeremy Smith said.
‘‘Then a couple of things got donated here and it’s just sky-rocketed from there.
‘‘They came to our help and we are just helping them back.’’
While the match is for a good cause, Owls president Mal Green said the game would still be highly competitive.
‘‘Even though they are the higher team in grade, we are the better players and I think we have the advantage with age,’’ he said.
‘‘Three of the pitchers we may use are aged 58, 55 and 53, and they are still throwing the ball at a reasonable pace.’’
The game will run for up to nine innings with a number of auctions in between.
Money raised from the sale of food will also go straight to the charity.
‘‘Anything that is donated is auctioned off or goes directly to Cure Our Kids,’’ Green said.
■ Details: September 29, Roberts Avenue, Mt Pritchard, at noon.
Visit baileyfranz.com or cureourkids.com.au for more information or to donate.