MADISON COUNTY, N.Y. -- The Canastota community rallies to help three victims who were seriously injured in an accident that happened on May 19th.
A fundraising softball game was held at the Junior Senior high school Sunday where students played against parents and coaches in honor of their teammates Emily Simmons and Christie Rinaldo.
The 12 and 13-year-old girls were in a car with Emily's mother, 36-year-old Heather Simmons, when they were hit by a vehicle that ran a stop sign on Route 18 in Plainfield. Heather and Christie suffered serious injuries but have since been released from the hospital. Emily is at the Upstate University Children's Hospital where she remains in a coma.
Jo-Vanna Collins, the JV softball coach said, “We just thought it was important to come together as a community to do something to show our support for them and to let them know what we care and that we're thinking about them and that we're praying for them to get better."
The softball event included a bouncy-house for kids, food and drinks for sale and a 48-basket raffle. Girls from the J-V and Varsity softball teams also sold ribbons to raise money for the girls.