Stepping up to the plate: Covina’s four high schools; South Hills, Charter Oak, Northview and Covina to play a charity doubleheader to benefit the Ortega Family

Blogger Joe Amat in Freddy’s blog suggested they should charge for admission since fans attending would be more than willing to pay if full proceeds go to the Ortega family. That’s a pretty good idea, and I plan to attend the game.

From Fred Robledo’s blog in the ESGV:

Baseball in January? That’s right, thanks to the thoughtful gesture from Covina coach Pete Loaiza, Charter Oak’s Tom Quinley, Northview’s Darren Murphy and South Hiils’ Kevin Smith, who have scheduled a doubleheader on Monday, January 19, to benefit the Ortega family, who had nine family members tragically murdered in what has become known throughout the country as the Christmas Eve Massacre. There will be a snackbar and donation opportunity for those attending the games with all proceeds going to the Ortega Family.

“Basically, all of us got together and decided to use a day of baseball between the four high schools from Covina as a way to raise money for the Ortega family,” Northview coach Darren Murphy said. “Everyone raised in Covina or teaching at the Covina schools is somehow affected by this unfortunate tragedy, so it made sense for us to do what we do best and that’s play baseball with the fundraiser attached to it.”

The doubleheader will be played on Jan. 19 (Martin Luther King Day) at Azusa Pacific University, and both games will be nine innings with no emphasis on who wins.

Charter Oak vs. Covina, 2 p.m.
Northview vs. South HIlls, 5 p.m.

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