Clifton Park & Halfmoon Emergency Corps. (CPHM EMS) hosted their 1st Annual Charity Softball Classic this past Sunday, September 27th. The event net $3k in funding to benefit Mechanicville community members.


The funding was largely raised by local corporate sponsors including; DeCresente Distributing Company, Fuschino Family Dentistry, Machnick Builders, LTD along with The Connors Agency, LLC and Polyset.

The event also fundraised through Ugly Rooster fried chicken dinners and a raffle.

The tournament teams were made up of local first responders including; CPHM EMS, Hemstreet Fire Department, Hillcrest Fire Department, Mechanicville Fire Department, Saratoga Springs Firefighters Local 343 and NYS Troop G. Hillcrest brought home the winning trophy.

CPHM has been providing emergency medical services to the Mechanicville community since early 2014. In that time, they have come to realize the different needs of the residents. One population that has particularly caught their attention is that of the elderly. Many of the CPHM crews have return from calls to report elderly patients with little to no resources available, some with empty refrigerators or clothing in very poor condition. In those cases our providers have gone grocery shopping or gifted new nightgowns to those patients.

While the City of Mechanicville has many programs in place to help these residents, CPHM looks to raise some additional funds to assist in those efforts.