PFD boot drive benefits Challenger League

Larry McGuire
Staff Writer

The Punxsutawney Fire Department raised $2,775.99 during a boot drive to benefit the Challenger League, a baseball league in Punxsutawney that was created for kids and adults who have special needs. The league plays most of its games in July at the Groundhog Little League fields. Pictured (front, from left) are Mason Knopick and Jillian Petroff, Challenger League players; (back row) Bryan Smith, Elk Run Volunteer Fire Company captain; Anna Rugh, Challenger League vice president; Tami McFarland, Elk Run Volunteer Company firefighter and president of the Punxsutawney Fire Department; and Ken Bishop, Lindsey Fire Company Fire Police captain.