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2024 SOLES Charity Softball Home Run Derby

July 27 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Benefiting Rhen the Warrior and the Wolfinger Family


About the Home Run Derby Campaign


Saturday July 27th, 2024 at Noon


Trenton Thunder Stadium


The third annual “SOLES DERBY” honors one of our best volunteers, and the most wonderful human being to walk the earth, Mikey “Soles” Vazquez.


Meet The Wolfinger Family from Bridesburg and Pennsauken 

Kids with cancer are often considered heroes, brave, courageous… 

Meet Rhen Wolfinger, WARRIOR!!! The handsome, wide-eyed, precious son of Chelsea Sauerwald and Ryan Wolfinger. The Wolfinger family is from the local areas of Bridesburg, PA, and Pennsauken, NJ., and Rhen needs your help! 

Shortly after celebrating his 1st birthday this February, Rhen was unfortunately diagnosed with neuroblastoma. Cancer… the dreaded word no child, parent, or family should have to hear. After multiple tests within the next week, it was determined that it is a very aggressive gene that is difficult to treat, and surgery is not on the table right now. Rhen will have to endure a year and half of treatments including chemotherapy, followed by an intense surgery, more intense chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy a stem cell transplant and 2 years of medication. 

While facing the emotional strain of dealing with Rhen’s diagnosis, Chelsea and Ryan are facing a significant financial strain as well. Ryan is currently working when he can between stays in hospital. Chelsea is graduating school in June, but due to hospital trips and doctor visits she is unsure if work is a possibility right away. 

Sign up now to take part in the 2024 Homers for Hope “Soles” Softball Home Run Derby. All proceeds will help the Wolfingers pay their everyday household bills while they fight the battle with Rhen.

You can donate directly to this page, and if you would like to PLAY IN THE DERBY, you can register for a fundraising page by clicking the appropriate buttons above.

We will only accept 25 players in this derby so the first 25 who register and raise the minimum $250 will be allowed to participate.

The Rules for the derby are below:

Fundraising advantages apply as follows:

* $250 – 1 point for the short fence and 2 points for the large fence

* $500 – 1 point for the short fence and 3 points for the large fence

* $1,000 – 2 points for the short fence and 3 points for the large fence

* $2,500 – Advance to the semi finals

* $5,000 – Advance to the championship

* $10,000 – Custom Advantage

* Recruitment bonus- recruit a player that raises $500 or more, and you’ll receive credit of 20% of what they raise, added to your fundraising score.

* Fundraising scores are used to figure out the batting lineup and tiebreakers.

* There are (3) Three-minute rounds

* You MUST wait until the last ball you hit lands AND is announced by the PA announcer before you can throw another pitch, or a point will be deducted from your score.

* After three minutes, you get one final swing.

We hope you will consider donating and helping this family in need and playing in our event as we honor the life and legacy of Mikey “Soles” Vazquez.


July 27
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Homers for Hope


Trenton Thunder Ballpark
1 Thunder Rd
Trenton, NJ 08611 United States
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