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Elkville baseball community remembers coach with fundraiser

ELKVILLE, IL (KFVS) -

After a well-known figure in Elkville's baseball community tragically died, family and friends are making sure he is never forgotten.

Darren Coffel, 45, was killed earlier this month in a car crash along Elkville Road.

Coffel was a well-known coach in southern Illinois.

Family and friends are putting together a weekend of baseball to help fundraiser for Coffel's 13-year-old son Chase.

Twelve teams from Coffel's Wooden Bat League will play in a tournament starting Saturday at 9 a.m. at Miners Park in Dowell.

There will be a silent auction, raffle, T-shirts and "D.C. Memorial Bats" for sale.

All proceeds from the event will go toward a fund set up for the family.

Donations can be sent to Murphy Wall State Bank and Trust in Elkville.

At 1 p.m. Saturday, the baseball field where Coffel coached hundreds of games on will be named after the him.

The tournament will continue into Sunday starting at 9 a.m.

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