....WIFFLE© BALL FUN IN PRINCETON KY
Little Busch Stadium is a 1/4 replica of the home of the St. Louis Cardinals. Constructed at the home of Ken and Katie Parker in Princeton Kentucky, the venue has raised over $100,000 for various organizations.
The 2019 Jake Hodge Foundation Wiffle ball tournament saw another record year of fundraising as $58,613 dollars were raised. The event was the largest to date. Rain on Saturday and Sunday did not dampen the community involvement or support for this great cause. The event was highlighted by the addition of our second field "Little Fenway South". Little Fenway was constructed in about 3 weeks and proved to be a hit from players and fans alike. The Crittenden Free Press won in the championship against the 2015 champion McCrew. For the Free Press, it was their first win in the Jake Hodge Tournament. There has not been a repeat champion since the Bone Collectors won the first two events in 2013 and 2014. Other standout performances were from the Joe Vanhooser led Knuckelheads as well as Jakie Sholar's Longshots. In the end, it was the Free Press led by Denis Hodge, Brandon Sigler, and MVP Dono Mcgregor. Brandon Sigler also is now tied with Gordon Dugan for most career home runs at 14.
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Jake Hodge Foundation Money Raised
Our #1 goal at Little Busch Stadium is the three F's, Friendship, Fellowship, and Fundraising. Over the past 5 years, we have experienced communities coming together for a common good. The Jake Hodge Foundation tournament has raised in excess of $100,000 dollars to help further the education of many young people.
Jake Hodge Foundation
The Jake Hodge Memorial Foundation grants educational scholarships to students who display honesty, character and integrity. The foundation rewards students who excel in the classroom and in their chosen field of competition. These students who are singled out for recognition are forever challenged to lead a purpose-driven life and to leave a positive and profound legacy.