Delhi Skirt Game Fundraising Effort Growing Strong

The Board of Trustees are excited to again partner with the Delhi Skirt Game Committee at the 7th Annual Delhi Skirt Game Tailgate Party scheduled at Delhi Remke Market, on Thursday, August 3, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., to kick off the 40th Annual Delhi Charity Softball Game aka Delhi Skirt Game.

The Tailgate Party has grown over the past seven years and has expanded the Delhi Skirt Game’s fundraising effort into a two-day community celebration.  In 2013, the Skirt Game Committee invited Delhi Township to join in the festivities by incorporating Delhi Night Out into its Thursday evening festival.

Tailgate Party Delhi Night Out 2013

The Committee has planned this year’s Tailgate Party festivities including entertainment by the Bourbon Road Band, featuring hits from top artists in country music.  Food, drinks and beer will be available for purchase.  In addition, as tradition goes, participants of the charity softball game (men dressed as female characters), will be there revealing their identities to the public.

Delhi Township will return to the Tailgate Party to present the 5th Annual Delhi Night Out.  This event is meant to increase awareness about local government and to promote community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie.  This is a great opportunity for residents to meet and mingle with elected officials and members of the Delhi Township Police and Fire Departments and to learn about the safety services and programs that are offered.  Police and fire vehicles and equipment will be on display.

“The Tailgate Party and Delhi Night Out, being combined into one larger event, has been a great addition to the Delhi Skirt Game,” said Will Oswall, Trustee.  “With the gaining popularity of this collaborative effort, we look forward to its continued success for many years to come!”

“Sharing this venue with the Skirt Game Committee has allowed us to connect with the residents in a casual setting,” said Rose Stertz, Trustee Board President.  “This is a great opportunity for us to share information and receive input from the citizens.”

The Delhi Skirt Game is scheduled on Friday, August 4, 2017 at Delhi Park, 5125 Foley Road, from 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.  A special celebration has been planned in recognition of its success over the past forty years.  The players, who will be dressed as characters from previous years, will take the field around 6:00 p.m. with television and radio personalities Bob Herzog and Amanda Orlando, and Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Judge Patrick Dinkelacker, who will serve as emcees.  A special appearance will be made by radio personality Bill Cunningham who will throw out the first pitch at 7:00 p.m.  Other festivities and special guests will include: a parade of past recipients, presentation by the Delhi Township Veterans Association Color Guard, and the Skirt Game’s 2nd Home Run Derby with Bob Herzog, Randi Rico and Frank Marzullo.  After the game, Model Behavior will perform the best dance and party songs from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s and current top 40 hits.  Queen City Pyro Production’s will end the evening with a spectacular fireworks show.

This two-day community celebration is a huge task which requires months of planning by the Committee and support from the community.  The Board of Trustees approved a resolution at their June 14, 2017 meeting entering into an agreement with the Delhi Skirt Game Committee in connection with its 2017 Annual Charity Softball Game and related events at Delhi Park.

“It is a year-long effort on the part of the Delhi Skirt Game volunteer committee members to produce these activities,” said Cheryl Sieve, Trustee Board Vice-President.  “This event is an example of how the Delhi community cares for its neighbors in need! We are happy to assist where we can.  Congratulations on your 40 year anniversary!”

Please join us at Delhi Night Out, in conjunction with the Skirt Game Tailgate Party, as we kick off the biggest fundraiser event on the West Side!

The Delhi Skirt Game Committee is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization made up of volunteers from the community.    Proceeds from these events are used to help needy families in Delhi Township.  http://delhiskirtgame.org/.