Zionsville Little League will host the inaugural Zionsville 24-Hour Softball Classic, a single, continuous, slow-pitch softball game played for 24-hours straight.

Starting at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2, the crack of the bat will be heard at Lions Park all through the night, morning, and afternoon until 6 p.m. the following day.

“We’re looking for several teams that will each play at least two hours,” said organizer John Shertzer, a member of the ZLL Board of Directors. “New players and teams will come onto the field all throughout the event and when it’s all said and done, we’ll have played one marathon of a softball game.”

Teams representing the Zionsville Police Department, local churches, and community organizations are already starting to assemble. All skill levels are welcome.

Proceeds from the event support Zionsville Little League’s baseball and softball programs.

“We are proud that over 700 kids play in our league each year and learn character and leadership skills because of it," said ZLL President Rodney Benner. “This is a fun way to raise funds that can provide for scholarships, better equipment, better fields, and help our teams be accessible to any child who wants to play ball.”

Players in the Softball Classic are asked to donate $10 for every hour they play. More information on how to register can be found on the Zionsville Little League website www.zionsvillelittleleague.org.

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