Sparks Goes to Bat for a Local Charity

FORT SMITH, AR (April 26, 2013) – Sparks Health System is once again stepping up to the plate to host a fundraiser benefiting a local children’s charity.

Staff from area hospitals, fire departments, police stations and emergency response teams are gearing up to participate in the third annual ER Softball Challenge. The tournament will take place beginning at noon Saturday, April 27 at Ben Geren Regional Park, 7200 Zero St., Fort Smith. 

All funds raised during this year’s event will benefit Inter-Faith Preschool in Fort Smith. The non-profit provides pre-kindergarten care, education, meals and medical exams for 80 low-income students annually.  The facility has operated solely on donations since its inception in 1967. The preschool’s director also works in the Emergency Department at Sparks.  

Besides the action on the field, emergency vehicles and helicopters will also be on display for children to explore. 

Last year’s “battle of the ERs” raised almost $1,000 for the Gregory Kistler Treatment Center. The Sparks Sparkans are the two-time champs of this softball square-off.

Sparks Health System includes Sparks Regional Medical Center, Sparks Clinic (an employed multi-specialty physician group), Sparks PremierCare physician-hospital organization, Sparks Home Health and the fully hospital-integrated Marvin Altman Fitness Center.