May 12, 2010
Capital City Youth Services (CCYS) held the first ever Capital City Cup Wiffle Ball Tournament on Saturday, November 7. The fun filled event helped raise money for troubled youth and families in crisis throughout the Big Bend.
As a big surprise to organizers and the youth participants, 11 members of the Florida State baseball team showed their support by volunteering to be guest coaches for the 18 participating teams, which consisted of 3-5 players (minimum age – 10 years old).
The one day tournament, hosted by Home Depot and held in their parking lot, was sponsored by Region’s Bank, American Telephone, Rudnick Development, Ron Sachs Communications, Applebee’s, Livin’ in the Cut Barbershop, Pepsi, Lewis Digital, X101.5, 94.9 TNT, Magic 107.1, WFLA, 1270 The Team, Famous Dave’s and Costco.
Capital City Youth Services operates the areas only shelter (Someplace Else) for runaway, homeless and youth in other crisis situations. CCYS also operates Project Safe Place and the Family Place Program. The Safe Place program partners with local businesses to help get kids off the street and to safety. The Family Place offers counseling and other services to families with troubled children and youth to keep crises from becoming catastrophes. All services are free and confidential.