Jim Sackett Softball Tourney

The Jim Sackett Invitational Celebrity Softball Tournament will take place on Saturday, May 7 at the Okeeheelee Park softball fields beginning at 8 a.m. All proceeds will benefit Friends of Foster Children. This family friendly event will include food, appearances by local celebrities and softball.

Friends of Foster Children is a 27-year-old nonprofit organization serving children in Palm Beach County who have been adjudicated to state care. Proceeds will help support FFC programs and services, such as tutoring, emergency bags, lifebooks, sending children to summer camp or safety patrol trips, buying clothes and school uniforms, providing emergency medical and dental care, and sending children to enrichment programs.

“Jim has been a true community leader, not only on television, but because of his hands-on support of so many local charities,” Friends of Foster Children Board President Laurie Briggs said. “We are truly grateful for his dedication to the 1,800 children in Palm Beach County who are in foster, relative and shelter care. We look forward to hosting this tournament each year, bringing the families and the community together.”

Sponsorships are available from $60 up to $1,500. For more information, call Coleen LaCosta at (561) 352-2542 or visit www.friendsoffosterchildren.com.