A stickball tournament is scheduled to take place in June to help out homeless children in the Capital Region area.

According to The Record (Troy, NY), Friends of Little Italy and Joseph's House are teaming up with area businesses for a stickball event to help out dozens of homeless children who live at Joseph's House and Shelter in Troy is being planned. The event will raise awareness for the serious homeless problem in the area. Business man Rocco DeFazio started the Stick it to Hunger tournament in 2009 in conjunction with the nationwide Stamp Out Hunger program, which set a record for collecting nearly 25,000 pounds of food in 2015. This year's tournament will be dubbed the "Stick It to Child Homelessness Stickball Tournament" and DeFazio is looking for eight teams to participate which will happen Sunday, June 10 from 1-5pm at the Little Italy Market Place.

For info on the tournament and to participate, contact Rocco DeFazio via email at rdefazio66@gmail.com or at 518-274-8866.