• gettysburg baseball: providing a sense of community on and off the field

    Take ALS Yard is the Gettysburg College Baseball team's effort to raise money for ALS research. Motivated by the unfortunate diagnosis of Tom Kirchhoff, son of Bill '63 and Jean '64 Kirchhoff, we (the team) have raised over $25,000 for ALS research since the fundraising began in the Spring of 2013, with all proceeds being donated to Project ALS (www.projectals.com). We have also hosted a "Project ALS Day" in each of the last two seasons. Last years' game was featured on the Project ALS website, found here http://www.projectals.org/news/gettysburg-baseball-takes-als-yard-kirchhoff-field/. We can be reached at karaco01@gettysburg.edu or takealsyard@gmail.com. Follow us on Instagram @Takealsyard.

Donate to Project A.L.S.

If you would like to make a donation to Project A.L.S., please see the information below: You may make a check payable to Project A.L.S. and send it to: John Campo Head Baseball Coach Athletic Department Gettysburg College Gettysburg, PA 17325 You may also make an online donation thru the Gettysburg College Baseball Project A.L.S … Continue reading

In Loving Memory of Tom Kirchhoff

We are all deeply saddened by the recent news regarding the passing of Tom Kirchhoff on March 10th, 2015, after a long battle with ALS. This loss certainly strikes close to home to the Gettysburg College Baseball community, as well as Project A.L.S. Tom’s courage and devotion to his family is what originally prompted Gettysburg … Continue reading

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Paying Tribute: Bob Borman

Robert “Bob” Borman, father of Rob Borman ’05, passed away on October 30, 2014, after a year-long battle with ALS. This loss strikes close to home for the Gettysburg College Baseball community. The Borman family—especially in the years’ following Rob’s graduation—have been generous supporters of the baseball team at Gettysburg, and are recognized for their support with a … Continue reading


Still Taking ALS Yard

Despite the inactivity on this website, Gettysburg College baseball has continued its effort to help fund research efforts to find a cure for ALS. Through the 2014 season, and the subsequent ‘ALS Ice Bucket Challenge’ summer, the team was able to raise just under $10,000, which raises its total fundraising total to the $25,000 neighborhood since the start of 2012. Wow! Thanks … Continue reading


Project ALS Day, April 27

Bill & Tommy Kirchhoff with Nate Simon ’14


Post-Season Thanks

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 … Continue reading

Update 4/24

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 … Continue reading

Donations + Project ALS

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. … Continue reading

Take ALS Yard 4/11/2013 Website Launch

http://www.gettysburgsports.com/news/2013/3/1/BB_0301134203.aspx 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 … Continue reading


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