LANCASTER – A foundation against violence in youth sports formed by the parents of a teenager killed after a youth baseball game will hold a celebrity charity softball game. The first annual Jeremy Rourke Charity Softball Game will help raise funds for the National Foundation Against Violence in Youth Sports. “It’s a fundraiser to raise money to support the foundation and to expand what we need to put out the videos and pamphlets and get some of these programs up and running,” said Brian Rourke, Jeremy’s father. The game is scheduled from noon to 3:30 p.m. April 29 at Clear Channel Stadium, home of the Lancaster JetHawks minor league baseball team. Jeremy, 15, was killed April 12, 2005, when another boy hit him in the head with a baseball bat while the two were standing in the snack-stand line after a Palmdale PONY League game. Greg Harris Jr., 13, was convicted of second-degree murder in Juvenile Court and sentenced in July to confinement in the California Youth Authority until he is 25. Brian Rourke said organizers of the planned baseball game are looking for more sponsors for the event before announcing ticket prices and where they can be bought. Anyone interested in becoming a sponsor can contact Rourke at (661) 722-1993 or at [email protected] Celebrities who will be attending will be announced in late February. The foundation’s goal is to educate the public about continued violence in youth sports. “We are trying to educate parents, kids, officials and youth sports organizers about the effects of sports rage, how to recognize the signs, how to deal with it and how to prevent it. We have experts in behavioral science involved in our organization to guide our educational tools,” the foundation’s Web site said. The foundation also is developing a video for parents and their children, discussing how to prevent violence in sports, and a seminar for parents on how to deal with sports rage. Karen Maeshiro, (661) 267-5744 [email protected] AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
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