The Hanover Park High School softball team is hosting the first Ralph Politi Jr. Memorial Walk-a-Thon on Sunday at Lurker Park in East Hanover in memory of the father of twin seniors on the team.
The event is scheduled to run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will feature bobbing for apples, face painting, pumpkin painting, music, and throwing and hitting softball activities for children. Attendees also can wear Halloween costumes, and the best costume in each age group wins a prize.
The event will raise money for Between the Lines Club, and the softball team will donate some of the funds raised to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, softball coach Kristen Hogan said.
Ralph Politi Jr., a Hanover Park Regional Board of Education member, was killed by an alleged drunk driver from Parsippany on Ridgedale Avenue on May 5. His death occurred in the middle of the softball season, and the team, including his daughters Dana and Danielle Politi, went on to win the sectional championship.
"We wanted to do something together that would honor his memory and be good for the community," Hogan said.
The walkathon fee is $20 for adults and $10 for children under 7. Registration is available online at ehsoftball.com and at the park on the day of the event.