Bill & Tommy Kirchhoff with Nate Simon ’14
The 2013 Gettysburg College baseball season is over. It is sad to acknowledge, but there is plenty to be proud of. The 2013 team…
-Won 30 games, which surpassed the old school record of 28
-Finished 2nd in the regular season and won Gettysburg’s first Centennial Conference playoff game since 2007
-Had 7 All-Centennial Conference recognitions and Coach Campo won Coach of the Year
-Raised $15k for Project ALS and ALS research– also held “Project ALS” day
It is at this time the team would like to thank all of the supporters of the 2013 team and its efforts to raise money for ALS. There would not have been as many “Ws”, or as much money donated to ALS research if it was not for each and every one of you. We could not thank you enough. With that being said, the team owes a special thank you to a few people:
-Firstly, the Kirchhoffs. This fundraiser would be impossible without the prescence and support. The whole “gang” came out to “Project ALS” day and just demonstrated what a beautiful (inside & out) family they are. We wish them a healthy and happy summer!
-The second is Project ALS. The organization came out to Gettysburg on April 27 and put on a presentation that was really great. We are planning on coming out to their game at Citifield on June 7 (details here: http://fundraise.projectals.org/new-york/events/the-11th-annual-night-to-believe/e24754)
-The third are all the people that made this fundraiser possible: Kelly Jones, who helped us order the hats; Coach Campo, who provided abundant President Riggs, who came out to Project ALS day and made a speech; David and Deborah Simon, who were very supportive and “manned” the hat stand at home games.
Please continue checking in for the next steps. Have a great summer!
The Team is greatly appreciative that Tommy, and Mr. and Mrs. Kirchhoff attended Monday’s home game against Johns Hopkins. They must have been a talisman as the Bullets knocked off the #2 ranked Blue Jays for the second time in a week, 7-1. The win streak now stands at 10 after beating McDaniel College 3-1 at Kirchhoff Field yesterday. The Bullets record to 11-4 in conference play with three games remaining.
The Team has also began ‘going yard’ itself as Juniors Alex Posch, Tommy Lenior, and Ben Roessle have all connected for home runs (two for Lenoir) in the past two weeks.
As a reminder, the Bullets matchup on Saturday at Kirchhoff Field against Haverford will not only be “Senior Recognition Day” but it will also be “ALS Awareness Day,” as the team welcomes the Kirchhoff family and Project ALS to the ballpark in between games of the doubleheader.
If you cannot make it to this game, but feel inclined to support the cause, you can donate via PayPal below. Keep the Kirchhoff family in your heart and Go Bullets during this weekend’s playoff push.
The Gettysburg College baseball team is pleased to announce that it has launched this website to further its attempt to raise money and awareness for ALS. The team has experienced great support from family, friends, and others thus far, and would like to take this opportunity to thank every one who has helped make this project a reality.
The team would also like to announce that it has decided to donate all proceeds to Project ALS (http://projectals.org/index.html), and people can now donate money via this website using the donation box at the bottom of this post. Project ALS plans to attend “ALS Day” on April 27 as the team takes on Haverford College at Kirchhoff Field beginning at 12:30pm.
The Gettysburg College baseball team will hold a season-long fundraiser as a project to raise money for ALS research.
Organized by junior third baseman Nate Simon, the Bullets have dubbed the project “Take ALS Yard.”
Specifically, the Bullets are raising ALS support for Tommy Kirchhoff, son of Bill ’63 and Jean Kirchhoff ’64. The Kirchhoff family has been a generous supporter of the baseball team, and Gettysburg’s home field is named in their honor.
Gettysburg fans will have the opportunity to support the initiative throughout the season at select home baseball games. The Bullets will take donations and sell “Take ALS Yard” hats, with all proceeds going to ALS research. The team will also hold an “ALS Day” during the team’s twinbill with Haverford College on April 27.
“The Kirchhoffs have been steadfast in supporting the school and the team,” noted Simon. “The ‘Take ALS Yard’ fundraiser is simply a gesture to reciprocate that support. We want Tommy to know that he is far from alone in this battle, and he will always have support at Gettysburg.”