Mount Marion-primarily based Rapper Cranium Chris, also recognized as “Ka Kashi,” performs at the Hope Rocks Festival at Cantine Field in Saugerties, N.Y., on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2022. (Brian Hubert/Each day Freeman)

SAUGERTIES, N.Y. — The Hope Rocks Festival and numerous connected events have been postponed to 2024 as Joseph Defino, the festival’s founder and president, battles well being challenges, the festival announced.

The major festival, previously scheduled to take location at Cantine Field on Aug. 19 and 20, was produced “in response to the epidemic of death from addiction, depression and social isolation,” a news release mentioned.

“I am thankful to the Hope Rocks Board of Directors and Advisory Board for recognizing the physical and mental strain linked with coordinating and organizing these events”, Defino mentioned. “This was a especially hard selection due to the fact Hope Rocks is a service organization produced to enable people today on the road to recovery.”

Hope Rocks also announced the postponement of Hope Rocks Hardball, a higher college baseball tournament scheduled for May possibly 7, and the Hope Rocks Rumble, a motorcycle run planned for July 20.

The baseball games on May possibly 7 will continue as scheduled, but soon after consultation with Saugerties Higher College baseball coach Mike Pugliese, they will concentrate on cancer awareness rather of addiction, depression and service organizations, a news release mentioned.

The games at Cantine Field will begin at ten a.m. Regional teams participating consist of these from Kingston, Saugerties and Rondout Valley higher schools along with teams from Waterford, Tamarac, Shenendehowa and Columbia.

Jordan’s Closet, which gives enterprise and experienced clothes and accessories to these in will need, will nevertheless take location at a variety of events The Hope Rocks 24-Hour Softball Marathon Fundraiser, scheduled for Aug. 19 and 20, will also go on as planned.

“I am extremely thankful for all the assistance and encouragement I have received for the duration of this difficult time,” Defino mentioned. “It has shown me that Hope does certainly Rock.”


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