Community Board 15’s coach, Tony Scavo, husband of Chairperson Theresa Scavo, was already grumbling when I showed up an inning or two into the charity softball game, in which the Board faced off against the Manhattan Beach Neighborhood Association.
Donning a black CB15 baseball cap, Scavo turned and spat, “This isn’t a baseball game. What is this? They got all the ringers!”
I waited for him to chuck the cap on the ground and start kicking it in the clay, but he never did.
And, indeed, Manhattan Beach Neighborhood Association – which organized the event to raise funds for Bay Academy Junior High School – had a roster of stars that stole the game.
MBNA scored 20. Community Board 15? Just nine.
Of course, they all were winners, having helped raise between $1,200 and $1,500 for the neighborhood school. The group will present a check to a Bay Academy rep at their next meeting.
The game ain’t just about money, though, said MBNA spokersperson Edmond Dweck.
“It serves many purposes; bringing together the community, friends and family. It gives everyone a good chance to enjoy the day. And more people seem to be attending,” he said. “It’s good to see that we’re akcnowledging good contributions back to the community, and, of course, the ultimate goal of providig more benefits for the children in our neighborhood schools.”