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May 26: Monitors and Merries Base Ball Clubs host 5th ‘Tallies for Charity’

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(Chelsea Update would like to thank “Honest Jon” Van Hoek for the information in this story.)

Please join the Monitors and Merries Vintage Base Ball Clubs of Chelsea on Sunday, May 26 as the teams’ host their 5th annual ‘Tallies for Charity’ match at 1 p.m. at Timbertown Park on Sibley Road.

This year, the event will benefit the UM Peer-to-Peer Depression Awareness Campaign at Beach Middle School and Chelsea High School.  All are invited to come enjoy the game.

There is no charge for admission, and no obligatory donation, but 100 percent of all donations raised will go to Chelsea Peer-to-Peer.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and any donations to this important effort in our schools will be greatly appreciated.

You may donate via cash or check at the match, or if you are unable to attend and would like to contribute, an easy online giving link has been set up:

The Monitors and Merries play our nation’s pastime by the rules of 1860, and we emphasize hustle and sportsmanship, history and community.  If you haven’t yet made it out to one of our matches, please mark your calendars—we’d love to have you join the fun.

All ages welcome—just bring lawn chairs, blankets and refreshments for yourself, and settle in to watch a lively demonstration of the beginnings of our national pastime, played with spirit by your friends and neighbors. The teams hold weekly practices, open to anyone interested in trying their hand.

Other home matches this year will be June 9, July 28 and Aug. 24 at Timbertown, and June 29 at Chelsea High School. 

For more information on the Tallies for Charity match or any of our 2019 matches, please contact [email protected], visit our website:, or Facebook page ‘Chelsea Monitors.’

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