Home run derby helps fight drug addiction in Franklin County

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GREENE TOWNSHIP, Pa.--  Bats were cracking in Franklin County on Saturday, as men and women stepped up to the plate for a special home run derby.

The derby was hosted by the Franklin County District Attorney's office and held at Greene Township Park to raise money for the fight against drug addiction. People across the entire county are working together to help those who are living with and battling addiction, and helping them overcome it.

Money raised at the derby will benefit Noah's House in Chambersburg.

John Lloyd, the founder of Noah's House says, "My son's name is Noah and I'm in recovery, and he was the catalyst for me changing my life, and doing the next right thing. Noah's House is a life recovery program, it's more like a transitional house, it allows men to come back into the community, we transition them back into the community safely. It's the first one of its kind in Franklin County."

The District Attorney's office hopes to make the home run derby an annual event. Each year a different community organization that is dedicated to addiction prevention, treatment and recovery will be chose as the beneficiary.

For more information on Noah's House, click here: http://www.noahshouse.org/

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