Batter Up! St. Lucie County Education Foundation Celebrity Softball Game Benefits Scholarship Fund

Education Foundation, St. Lucie County will be hosting a celebrity softball game to raise money for public school teachers and students.

The game will feature an all-star lineup of St. Lucie County firefighters vs. St. Lucie County public school educators.

The first annual All-Star Softball game will be at First Data Field on May 12. Activities will begin at 3 p.m. with a variety of sponsors and vendors who support education. The softball game will begin at 4 p.m. and will be followed by a St. Lucie Mets game at 6:30 p.m. and fireworks after the game.

“We’re excited to bring St. Lucie County fans the first annual softball game between local firefighters and educators,” said Thom Jones, president of the Education Foundation. “The money we raise from the game will be used to fund student scholarships and provide grants to public school teachers.”

St. Lucie County Public Schools, St. Lucie Fire District, St. Lucie Mets and the Education Foundation have teamed up to create this fun and exciting new event.

“We hope the community will come out and support this event,” said county Fire Chief Nate Spera. “The more money we raise, the more that will be available to fund scholarships for our students and to help teachers with classroom expenses.”

Education Foundation, St. Lucie was created in 1990, to support the St. Lucie County School Board. Its mission is to advance public K-12 education through partnerships with local businesses and organizations.

It sprang from legislation that was passed in 1984 allowing school districts to create local foundations to raise money for programs to support students, teachers and public schools. Since its beginning, Education Foundation, St. Lucie, has provided millions of dollars in student scholarships and teacher grants. The grants allow educators to increase and create opportunities for student success by providing the funds to support innovative teaching methods and programs.

Education Foundation, St. Lucie is a community wide organization. If you would like to get involved as a sponsor, volunteer or supporter, contact Jones at 772-429-5505 or visit