Coming together, we can make a real difference

Giving back to those who have touched our lives

Scotia-Glenville softball programs organized a fundraiser for a SGHS teacher and coach, Mrs. Dutelle, who has been hospitalized since the summer.

The varsity team held a school softball tournament at their fields for the Dutelle family. The fundraiser was a joint effort with the youth softball league, and it was heartwarming to see everyone, from the varsity and JV teams to the youth league, working together to make a difference.

Varsity players, Molly Juedes and Keeley Kristel, made an announcement at the event. They expressed their appreciation for Mrs. Dutelle, who has been a loving mother, teacher, and youth softball coach in the community for many years. They highlighted her positive impact on the lives of the Scotia-Glenville High School students and her need for long-term care due to a pulmonary embolism and resulting brain injury. The fundraiser aimed to help offset Mrs. Dutelle’s medical costs and show gratitude for her dedication to the community.

A highlight of the event was when Mrs. Dutelle’s daughter, Zoe, threw out the first pitch before the games started. Seeing her surrounded by the varsity girls in the dugout throughout the game was truly moving. 

Zoe Dutelle
Zoe Dutelle

At the tournament, there were raffles, a 50/50 drawing, and the sale of various snacks and refreshments. Throughout the day, the youth league and JV softball players worked tirelessly to support the cause, while the varsity team played games. The fundraiser was a huge success, raising a total of $4,072.00.

Another inspiring event from the varsity softball team recently was their second annual PINK OUT fundraiser, aimed at raising funds for Breast Cancer Awareness. They organized various activities and games, raising $592 at the event. Fogg’s Automotive in Glenville matched the amount raised, bringing the total to $1,184.00, which will be presented to To Life!, a Capital Region-based not-for-profit organization that focuses on breast cancer support and education. “It was incredible to see Fogg’s Auto doubling the impact of our collective efforts,” said Coach Eric McNulty.

Superintendent Swartz expressed that “these experiences have shown the incredible power of empathy and giving back within our community, highlighting the impact of coming together to support one another.”