FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sept. 2, 2010
Coleman’s vs. Kitty Hoynes “Bad News Bars” softball game to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central New York
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The fourth annual Coleman’s Authentic Irish Pub vs. Kitty Hoynes Irish Pub “Bad News Bars” softball game will take place Sunday, Sept. 12 at 1 p.m. on the lower field at Burnet Park in Syracuse, N.Y. Each year, the game benefits a local charity and for the third consecutive year, proceeds from the game will help support Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central New York. Last year, the event raised more than $2,000 for the organization.
The annual event will feature food, raffles, music, prizes and much more.
Cara Blake, of Syracuse, will sing the national anthem and Chow Downey, of Syracuse, will announce the game. A local celebrity will throw out the first pitch, but the person will remain a surprise until the day of the game.
One spectator will also have the opportunity to watch the softball game from “the best seat in the house.” The winner of “the best seat in the house” raffle will sit in a full living room set in right field and be served by a personal waitress throughout the game.
For the first time, the game will also feature a shepherd’s pie eating contest as well as the annual mascot race during the seventh-inning stretch.
Coleman’s and Kitty Hoynes are currently selling $2 raffle tickets to enter to win a $500 cash prize. The drawing will take place during the game on Sept. 12.
About Coleman’s Authentic Irish Pub: Coleman’s Authentic Irish Pub is located at 100 S. Lowell Ave., Syracuse, N.Y. For more information, call 315-476-1933 or visit www.colemansirishpub.com.
About Kitty Hoynes Irish Pub: Kitty Hoynes Irish Pub is located at 300 W. Fayette St., Syracuse, N.Y. For more information, call 315-424-1974 or visit www.kittyhoynes.com.
About Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central New York: Ronald McDonald House Charities of CNY operates the 16-bedroom CNY Ronald McDonald House 24-hours a day, year-round as a “home away from home” for families whose children are hospitalized with serious illnesses or injuries. RMHC of CNY is planning to build a new, larger Ronald McDonald House that will allow the organization to help keep even more families with seriously ill children together. For more information or to donate, visit www.cnyronaldmcdonaldhouse.org.