Softball and More to Fight Drunk Driving

August 11, 2012 Updated Aug 11, 2012 at 11:25 PM EDT

By WKBW News

August 11, 2012 Updated Aug 11, 2012 at 11:25 PM EDT

WEST SENECA (WKBW) It was all about softball for a cause on Saturday in West Seneca, as the Crusade Against Impaired Driving, or C.A.I.D. held its annual "Family Day in the Park."

"It's all in the name of raising awareness about drunk driving. Drunk driving, drugged driving, texting while driving, we just want to make sure we keep people safe and promote awareness," Deanna Russo of C.A.I.D. said.

The event raises money for education against impaired driving, but also is held in memory of recent victims of DWI.

"We do this in memory of my sister as well as Alix Rice and Bryce Buchholz," Russo added.

Richard Rice, Alix's father, was one of the supporters who came out for Saturday's event.

"It makes me feel wonderful that so many people are in tune. It just tells you that more and more people are getting involved instead of just sitting on the sidelines, saying somebody should do something. These people are all those somebodys who are doing something," Rice said.

But there was plenty of fun on the diamond as well, while supporting a good cause at the same time.

"We can come out here, play some softball, have some fun with it, but at the end of the day it is all about the cause. It is about hopefully preventing drinking and driving, hopefully we can save some lives," Michael Mule of Designated Drivers of Buffalo said.

To see more of Saturday's event or see Channel Seven's Jason Gruenauer attempt to hit a softball while wearing impairment goggles, click on the video link.

For more information on C.A.I.D., click on this link: