Soulful Softball Sunday
August 25 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Soulful Softball Sundays is an annual gathering at Nicholl Park that brings back the city’s sense of community and togetherness with food and prayer. It’s the kind of gathering desperately needed to help stem the tide of rising crime this year that has taken the lives of young people.
The culmination of almost 5 years has seen larger and larger crowds. Hundreds of free backpacks will be given out for area children to mark back to school, thanks to dozens of donors.
The inaugural running of ‘Soulful Softball Sundays’ at Nichol Park was a home run — filled with much smiling, laughter and friendly competition. An estimated 500 participants from throughout the Richmond area enjoyed themselves.
The games run from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., are meant to unite the community in a positive, fun and active way. The main purpose is to educate the community on important issues such as, health, education and wellness. All adult community members are encouraged to take part in the activities. The only request is that participants bring along a soul food dish to share.
Former Oakland A’s pitcher Mike Norris has been tapped as commissioner of Soulful Softball Sundays. This is a prelude to ensure Mike Norris’ Baseball Summer Travel-Ball League includes Richmond. Mike’s goal is to return baseball into the communities. Richmond has been the home of many baseball major leaguers: MVP, Willie McGee; Tiny Felder; and Ed Miller.
Soulful Softball Sundays is proving to promote unity in Richmond, where long-running neighborhood feuds have for years fueled tensions and violence.
Donors are Pamela L. Jones, Attorney at Law, Lisa Leslie Attorney at Law,Golden Gate Meat Company Jimmy Z, 44 Restaurant Mark Anthony Jones, Tiffany Shields, Ramonn Smith, The GOD Father & Sims Metal, Men and Women of Purpose,Bill @Green Remedy,Channel Lumber, Kind Bars, Davenport Security, Calvin Calvin Andrews N.G.Roadrunners M.C. of Richmond, D.J. Gen Vegas AKA Kim Jones and The Sons of Issachar.