First-ever Dallas High School Wiffle Ball Classic benefits post-graduation lock-in event


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Lock-in volunteer Pat Musto cooks burgers to feed hungry players during the Dallas High School Wiffle Ball Classic in Dallas Township on Sunday, May 15.


Seven-year-old Ella Feeney, of Dallas, bundles up in a long jacket to protect herself from the cold winds during the Dallas High School Wiffle Ball Classic held in Dallas Township on Sunday, May 15.


Ron Santora, of Dallas, runs across homeplate during the Dallas High School Wiffle Ball Classic held in Dallas Township on Sunday, May 15.


Jonathan Andrews, 17, pitches to Andrew Santora, 22, both of Dallas, during a wiffle ball game for the Dallas High School Wiffle Ball Classic held in Dallas Township on Sunday, May 15.


Back Mountain Regional fire chief Harry Vivian pitches to deputy fire chief Jay Wilkes for a warm-up practice before they start their game for the Dallas High School Wiffle Ball Classic held in Dallas Township on Sunday, May 15.


Staff reports

Lock-in volunteer Pat Musto cooks burgers to feed hungry players during the Dallas High School Wiffle Ball Classic in Dallas Township on Sunday, May 15.
http://mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_TDP052216WiffleBall5-1.jpgLock-in volunteer Pat Musto cooks burgers to feed hungry players during the Dallas High School Wiffle Ball Classic in Dallas Township on Sunday, May 15.

Seven-year-old Ella Feeney, of Dallas, bundles up in a long jacket to protect herself from the cold winds during the Dallas High School Wiffle Ball Classic held in Dallas Township on Sunday, May 15.
http://mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_TDP052216WiffleBall4-1.jpgSeven-year-old Ella Feeney, of Dallas, bundles up in a long jacket to protect herself from the cold winds during the Dallas High School Wiffle Ball Classic held in Dallas Township on Sunday, May 15.

Ron Santora, of Dallas, runs across homeplate during the Dallas High School Wiffle Ball Classic held in Dallas Township on Sunday, May 15.
http://mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_TDP052216WiffleBall3-1.jpgRon Santora, of Dallas, runs across homeplate during the Dallas High School Wiffle Ball Classic held in Dallas Township on Sunday, May 15.

Jonathan Andrews, 17, pitches to Andrew Santora, 22, both of Dallas, during a wiffle ball game for the Dallas High School Wiffle Ball Classic held in Dallas Township on Sunday, May 15.
http://mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_TDP052216WiffleBall2-1.jpgJonathan Andrews, 17, pitches to Andrew Santora, 22, both of Dallas, during a wiffle ball game for the Dallas High School Wiffle Ball Classic held in Dallas Township on Sunday, May 15.

Back Mountain Regional fire chief Harry Vivian pitches to deputy fire chief Jay Wilkes for a warm-up practice before they start their game for the Dallas High School Wiffle Ball Classic held in Dallas Township on Sunday, May 15.
http://mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_TDP052216WiffleBall1-1.jpgBack Mountain Regional fire chief Harry Vivian pitches to deputy fire chief Jay Wilkes for a warm-up practice before they start their game for the Dallas High School Wiffle Ball Classic held in Dallas Township on Sunday, May 15.

DALLAS TWP. — Despite chilly temperatures, nine teams competed in the first-ever Dallas High School Wiffle Ball Classic on Sunday, May 15 on the Dallas School District campus.

According to Donna Kon, a Dallas High School Lock-In committee member, proceeds from the wiffle ball tournament will help offset costs of the annual post-graduation lock-in event. Following graduation Friday, June 10, students will gather in the Dallas High School gym for a “locked in” night of various activities, refreshments and entertainment. Students are unable to leave the all-night party once they arrive, and it is a drug and alcohol-free environment.

Kon said it’s a safe way for students to celebrate and burn off the adrenaline rush afer receiving their diplomas.

“I like to see (the graduates) have a good time and be safe, and it’s an opportunity for them to say goodbye to all their friends,” she said.

Kon said the committee is seeking adults over the age of 25 to volunteer during the night in shifts. For more information, call Kon at 570-760-3048.

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