Home run derby to benefit boy with leukemia

To help a Franklin youth baseball player as he battles leukemia, Powerhouse Baseball will host a benefit home run derby contest on Saturday.

Trevor Hughes, 7, plays baseball through Franklin’s Little League. He was recently diagnosed with leukemia and has already started treatment.

The event will be from 1 to 4 p.m. at Scott Park in Franklin. Hitters can pay $5 to try to hit as many home runs as they can on a special diamond with a fence about 150 feet from home plate, which will ensure that players of all ages can take their shot.

The person who hits the most home runs before reaching five outs will receive a trophy. All proceeds from the event will go to the family of Trevor Hughes.

Registration will be done at the event.

For more information, or to donate directly to the Hughes family, visit franklinbaseball.net/support-trevor-hughes.

Ryan Trares is a reporter for the Daily Journal. He can be reached at rtrares@dailyjournal.net or 317-736-2727.