Stepping up to the plate


To help his family defray the cost of medical bills, the loved ones of George Schmeider, a longtime coach at Warwick Veterans Memorial High School known for helping others, organized and took part in a rag ball tournament Saturday at City Park where they raised more than $20,000. Schmeider fell ill Aug. 6 and has been in a coma ever since. He’s being treated at Massachusetts General Hospital, but doctors are yet to pinpoint his ailment. Twenty-six rag ball teams, which were broken down to two leagues, 16 competitive and 10 non-competitive, battled one another until dusk. Team Picasso’s Pizza won for the competitive league, while Biki’s Gathering Spot was victorious for the non-competitive league. Pictured here is Schmeider’s family, who all donned T-shirts bearing the Schmeider last name.

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