DE PERE (NBC 26) — The sound of the crack of the bat filled the air this weekend at Legion Park. The annual Pink Flamingo festivities brought residents out to enjoy food, games, and many softball games.
The tournament consists of an 18 team invite-only bracket. Teams included businesses and organizations from around the community.
All of the proceeds from this weekend's events go towards dozens of local non-profits and charities to support the community.
For long time residents in the area, the weekend is a tradition passed down through generations of family.
Michelle Dahlke enjoyed the event as a kid growing up. Now she's able to bring her own kids to experience the festivities.
This year was extra special for Dahlke. Her organizations, hands across De Pere and hope squad, were first time invitees.
Hands across De Pere assists area students and families to fulfill their basic needs. The organization provides food, shelter, and more to the those in need.
"I just feel so great giving back to the Pink Flamingos too, like just being here to show my support for them but also to show we're all in this together," said Dahlke.
Since the inaugural Pink Flamingo weekend, the event has raised over $1,300,000.