The Easton has teamed up with the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs for a benefit to help raise money for the club.
The fundraiser -- called "Play for Kids" -- will be held Saturday, October 6 at Coca-Cola Park.
The idea is to get corporate sponsors -- or individual teams willing to spend $1,000 -- to field teams for the day to play softball on the field. It's the first time the park has hosted an event of this sort.
"I grew up with the Boys & Girls Club," Iron Pigs field operations director Bill Brake said at a press conference Wednesday announcing the event. "It gave me a safe place to be. It's something that's really needed now in our community."
The money will be used to help fund a $48,000 project to put in a new floor at the on Easton's South Side, said club Director Dean Young.
"We're going to make that a reality," Young said.
There are already four teams that have signed up to play, including the Iron Pigs' front office, and the Coca-Cola Bottling Company of the Lehigh Valley. Looking around the stadium, Coca-Cola's Scott Ellmaker pointed out the numerous local companies who had helped make the ballpark happen.
"Hopefully they'll do the same thing here," he said.
The event will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Organizers say up to 20 teams can register, allowing for two games per team throughout the day. The day will also include a sports memorabilia show, silent auctions and raffles, and other activities.
Anyone interested in fielding a team, donating or volunteering can contact Young at 484-239-2075 or at email@example.com.