2021 Hit-a-thon & Home Run Derby!

UpdatedWednesday June 2, 2021 byESMLL.

2021 Hit-a-thon Fundraiser & Home Run Derby


UPDATE:  Saturday 6/12





Dear ESMLL Families,

Back by popular demand, our 3rd Annual Eastport South Manor Little League (ESMLL) Hit-a-thon Fundraiser and Home Run Derby!


We are excited to streamline this year’s Fundraiser by going entirely online!  

You and your player will now be able to reach out to friends and family via text, email & Facebook.

No selling!

No payments to collect!

Donors can support your player with a simple and secure online transaction.


What is a Hit-a-Thon?

Similar to a walk/race for charity; only instead of seeking pledges per lap/mile completed, Players ask friends and family for pledges for the number of hits out of 10 pitches. Sponsors can donate per hit or make a simple flat donation.


We hope that all ESMLL players commit getting 10 sponsors to pledge $2 per hit.


How does it work?

  • You’ll receive an email from 99Pledges.com with a link to your player’s pledge page.  Or find your player’s page at: https://99pledges.com/fund/Eastport2019
  • Share, Share, Share!!! Share your link with family and friends via text, email and social media. (Don’t forget to include a personal message thanking your supporters!) (see Facebook example at bottom of this page)
  • 99Pledges will handle all of the payments and track your player’s progress!  It’s that easy!


What else do I need to know?

  • Pledges can only be accepted online through your 99Pledges player page.
  • Each team will conduct their Hit-a-Thon at practice the week of 6/1 so all players can participate.
  • You can collect pledges through 6/12 (even if your player has already completed their hits).
  • 2 players from each team will get to compete at the Home Run Derby on Saturday 6/12 during the Family Fun Day Carnival! (The team’s top fundraiser, and the player with the longest hit)
  • Prizes will be awarded to the individual top fundraiser in the league & the members of the top fundraising team!


As you all know ESMLL is a non-profit organization run completely on volunteer time and commitment.  Our annual fundraiser is extremely important to our league and is the only time we ask players and parents to solicit donations from friends & family.  


These much needed funds will go toward field maintenance & new team equipment, as well as to help offset the costs of our numerous other expenses, and allow us to continue to offer scholarships for families in need.


The events will also give our players and families a chance to enjoy the camaraderie developed over the course of the season in a fun competition!

Thank you for your participation and support of our young athletes!

General questions, email Jplezz19@gmail.com

Technical questions email support@99pledges.com


**For Detailed Hit-a-Thon & Home Derby Rules please see the pdf file below**


Hit a Thon and HR Derby Rules-4.docx
Hit a Thon Coach Form-2.docx