Little Silver will celebrate the life and influence of on Saturday, Sept. 29 at the annual one-pitch tournament.
Known to his friends and teammates as "Hitman," .
"Our aim to make this the best tourney and Family Day ever," said Bitman's friend, teammate and event organizer Peter Roskowinski in an e-mail. "Jon always loved the way the community came out on this day and this one will make him proud."
The festivities, which kick off at 1 p.m. at Borough Field, will include BBQ Chicken, Hamburgers and Hot Dogs, Squeeze Pops and Lemonade and a full day of softball.
A Web site has been created to allow those interested to donate to the Jon Bitman Memorial (PayPal will be available soon). The site also provides a full listing of sponsorship opportunities available. Organizers are also looking for volunteers to help out at the event.