Nick McWilliams reporting – An upcoming softball tournament will be held to benefit the Friends of the Homeless of Tuscarawas County.

Held at Midvale Park on September 16th, the Homers for the Homeless event will be a co-ed, slow-pitch, double-elimination tournament. The champion team will receive a $500 prize.

Refreshments will be available, and gift-basket raffles will help raise money for the organizations daily operations.

The Friends of the Homeless operate a 24-hour a day shelter with 36 beds, and provide programming to help those who stay find permanent housing through counseling and employment services.

Each year, the shelter fundraises for their operations, which costs around $475,000.

They are also seeking donations for gift baskets, as well as sponsors.

To donate or to sign up a team, contact Organizer Becka LeMasters at (234) 228-3273.

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