Presented by Harford Mutual Insurance Group, Home Runs for the Homeless (HRS4Homeless) is a charity home run derby that raises both funds and critical awareness for Harford County's families and individuals experiencing homelessness.
HRS4Homeless is an exciting event featuring teams of four players competing in a Home Run Derby at Ripken Stadium. Though, while it is a Home Run Derby, points are the defining scoring system of this event, not home runs. Each team member will have 15 swings, with points awarded based on hitting outcomes, ranging from zero points for cage hits, fouls, and misses to 100 points for home runs. Points will vary, with fair infield hits scoring 10 points, while home runs earn 100 points, aerial wall hits secure 75 points, warning track connections yield 50 points, outfield landings gather 25 points, and infield landings amass 10 points. The team with the highest point score will be awarded a prize. Each team receives a score sheet with each batter’s tally. The designated team captain reviews and signs the score sheet before handing it back to the scoring official.
Teams will be scheduled for a batting time when their registration form and payment is received by Harford Family House. Typically, the batting times are scheduled from 7:30 am to 8 pm, with each team taking about 20 minutes. The IronBirds Batting Cage is open for warm-ups while contestants are waiting for their turn.
A registration fee of $1,500 per team grants participants a batter's T-shirt, team photo, swag bag, scoreboard recognition, lunch, and a memorable experience. Most importantly, All money raised through the Home Run Derby stays in Harford County, to continue supporting and serving homeless families with children through Harford Family House’s many social programs.
Our 15th annual event will take place on Tuesday, July 25th at Leidos Field at Ripken Stadium! Don't miss out on the action and register your team today!
Be sure to purchase 2nd Chance Swings when you register your team. Second Chance Swings are like mulligans in golf – each batter who pays $20, will receive 5 extra swings to replace 5 original swings.
Do you have a Golden Arm? For $10, anyone can participate in the Golden Arm throwing contest. During a twenty second period, each participant will make an unlimited number of throws at a target, located approximately 60 feet away. Highest scorer wins 50% of the proceeds raised from this contest.
Take advantage of purchasing each of these opportunities in advance or on event day!
Registration is currently closed but we are leaving the event info up so you can learn details about the event and see the many sponsors that made the event possible. Teams of four will compete for fun for a great cause! Register your team today by clicking the button.
Each player will be announced during the contest with their picture on the scoreboard. Because of this, we are asking all participants to fill out a player profile to provide the event announcer with some fun facts on you! Click the button to complete and submit the form by July 21.
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Thanking Our Sponsors
To thank our sponsors, we have created a page to show off their generosity! Click the button to see an updated list of sponsors and our overall donation total.
Baseball 4 Causes
Baseball 4 Causes uses the great sport of baseball to promote worthwhile causes. This platform is provided for support of this event and Harford Family House!
The 15th annual Home Runs for the Homeless event took place on July 25th, 2022. Click here to read about the exciting highlights of the event.
The 14th annual Home Runs for the Homeless was held on July 28th, 2022. Click here to read about the day of competition.
Harford Family House is a 501(c)(3) organization. Your contribution is fully tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. IRS regulations require we inform you that Harford Family House did not provide you with any goods
or services in exchange for your gift, other than those outlined above. A copy of our current financial statement is available upon request by contacting Harford Family House, 53 E. Bel Air Avenue, Suite 3, Aberdeen, MD
21001 or by calling 410-273-6700. Documents and information submitted to the State of Maryland under the Maryland Charitable Solicitations Act are available from the Office of the Secretary of State.