Strikeouts for Katie Co-Ed Slow Pitch Softball Tournament & Fundraiser

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Date(s) - 05/24/2014 - 08/18/2018
9:30 am - 8:48 am

Downingtown Little League



MAY 24, 2014 (Rain date: May 25, 2014)


The event itself is starting at 10am. However, team registration for the co-ed softball tournament is 9:30am, and vendor stands will be setting up at 8:30am. The event will end at the very latest dusk (the Downingtown Little League doesn’t have lights).

Team sign-ups (up to 14 players): $300

Individual sign-ups: $25

Register by Clicking Here

Katie Castaldi was an extraordinary young woman. Although she was only 31 years old, through dedication and hard work Katie became a successful master Hair Stylist and Image Consultant over the past 15 years. She worked for Ultimate Image, a hair salon and spa in Jeffersonville, PA. She was a 2000 graduate of Downingtown Senior High School and the Center for Arts and Technology School of Cosmetology. She went on to receive a bachelor’s degree in communications from Temple University in 2005.

She was a diligent person who lived by the motto, “Work hard, play hard.” She was always spending quality time with her family and friends….and Capone (her dog). Even doing all their hair cuts and stylings, including Capones. Katie was known for her smile that could light up a room, and personality and essence that just drew you in. Katie was outgoing, radiant, and extremely loving person who touched the lives of all those that met her.

On March 4, 2014 Katie passed away in a tragic car accident on the Route 30 bypass near Reeceville Road, in Chester County Pennsylvania.

On March 13, 2014 friends of Katie created a Facebook page to organize an Annual Co-Ed (Slow Pitch) Softball Tournament and Fundraiser to be held on May 24, 2014 (Rain Date May 25, 2014) at the Downingtown Little League in Honor of Katie. And thanks to Erin Davis Tuohey, for coming up with the name STRIKEOUTS FOR KATIE.

STRIKEOUTS FOR KATIE proceeds will be distributed by the Castaldi/Yablonski families. A percentage will be donated for a Scholarship(s) at Cat Brandywine for Cosmetology in Katie Castaldi’s name, Lock’s of Love, and the Downingtown Little League. As well as any expenses for the Tournament. Any remaining proceeds will be used toward next years Tournament and Scholarship.

We encourage you to join us on Facebook (STRIKEOUTS FOR KATIE) to stay up-to-date with everything. A website will be up and running in the near future…so stay tuned!

Any questions, please email Lauren Kety at

From the bottoms of our hearts we thank you for any help you can provide to help keep Katie’s memory alive through this Annual Softball Tournament and Scholarship program. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers through these troublesome times.

Meghan Kelly

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