Softball at Martin Road Park Raises Money for Metro Detroit Youth Clubs

Softball at Martin Road Park Raises Money for Metro Detroit Youth Clubs

(Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 10, 2019)

Ferndale, MI- The softball diamond at Martin Road Park was put to good use with the recent Celebrity Softball Tournament to benefit Metro Detroit Youth Clubs.

The event features local “celebrities” including media personalities like Charlie LeDuff, JoAnne Purtan, Bill McAllister, and Stephen Clark, with Big Al Muskavito serving as the announcer.

Noah Suitt, who was the 2016 MDYC Youth of the Year joined in as well.  Suitt has been following his dreams of being in sports broadcasting. Earlier this year he interviewed Tiger’s Manager Ron Gardenhire in front of an audience of club kids and supporters.  He is currently working as a Fox 2 Sports Intern.  He credits the Club with helping him follow this dream.

The event also was the local debut of Jack’s BBQ, a food truck based in Clarkston started by Garden Fresh Salsa founder Jack Aronson’s son Trevor.  All you can eat BBQ sales raised funds to help with after-school and summertime programming for youth. The programs include mentorship, tutoring, support, and fitness.

Metro Detroit Youth Clubs has has locations in Ferndale, Royal Oak, Southfield and Washington Township. They will soon be adding one in Detroit.

Learn more about Metro Detroit Youth Clubs at


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