“Batting for Noah” 2016
Submitted By Jamie Thoroughgood and Larry Deane
The champions and of Noah with his fire fighter jacket.
“Batting for Noah” was an adult coed softball tournament that
was held Saturday November 19th to benefit the family of Noah
Noah is an amazing 5-year-old boy, who like many boys his age
loves super heroes, Disney movies, pizza nights with his family,
kindergarten, playing with his friends and wants to grow up to
be a firefighter like his daddy. Noah’s dad Evan is a
Firefighter/EMT for the town of Allenstown. Recently Noah’s
family had their world turned upside down, their son Noah is
sick. On Saturday October 22nd, Noah was diagnosed with a rare
pediatric brain tumor called DIPG. This type of tumor is located
in an important area of the brain called the Pons. It controls
breathing, heart rate and the nerves and muscles that help us to
see, hear, walk, talk and eat. It is a highly aggressive tumor
and it is difficult to treat, with no cure at this time.
Noah will require daily radiation therapy and lots of love and
support from his family and friends. His parents need and want
to be with him as much as possible to enjoy the time they have
left with their precious little boy. Even with radiation therapy
the time left for Noah is extremely limited. There is no way to
know how much time, but statistically children with DIPG live
between 6 to 12 months.
total 11 teams came out to play for Noah. Amazing that so many
people came out to play for a little boy most had never met in
34 degree temps that morning.
would like to thank the following members of the community: PYBA
for use of the fields for the day,Carroll Hodgdon Jr. for
donating softballs, Brenda Hodgdon and Tracy Roode for donating
the food for concessions, Linda and Buddy Bedell for cooking all
day, Crown Trophy, and the Globe for the donation of a fire
fighter suit for Noah. To the community members of Barnstead,
Alton and Pittsfield, thank you to those who donated Christmas
gifts to Noah. A special thank you to Steve Drause and Terry
Hannigan for umpiring games for us all day.
Thank you to the following coaches and their teams for playing.
The “Slammers” coached by Carroll Hodgdon Jr., Morse Crew”
coached by Luke LaFreniere, The “Mizfitz” coached by Larry Dean,
“NOAH” coached by Matthew Smith, “DILLIGAF” coached by Kirk
Levesque,”Tims Truck Capital” coached by Ashley Cleasby,
“November Reign” coached by Jess Lievens, “Post 79” coached by
Brian Levesque, “Dirty Dogz” coached by Scott Gillis, “Roode’s
Crew” coached by Tim Roode, and “VH Energy” coached by Joe
Congratulations to the “November Reign” for taking home the
championship, “Mizfitz” for coming in 2nd place, and the “Post
79” for coming in 3rd place!
are happy to say the the tournament was a HUGE success and
raised $2,815.00 to help Noah’s family. We also donated $275.00
to the PYBA as a thank you for letting us use the fields.
Again, we thank you. It is an amazing feeling to see people come
together and do such a positive thing for a family in need. To
all involved be proud to be a part of an amazing community!