Apple will Webcast a 24-hour women’s baseball game that’s planned as a fundraising event for combatting AIDS in Africa, according to the
New York Times. Rob Novotny, vice president of American Women’s Baseball, is currently recruiting players for the event, which he plans to schedule sometime this fall.
The National Baseball Hall of Fame has agreed to include the round-the-clock event — which will most likely be the longest game ever played — in its archives, the Times reports. Novotny is hoping to raise up to US$1 million for U.S. Doctors for Africa, an organization that works to stop the spread of H.I.V. from mother to child during birth.
The 24-hour game is expected to attract players at all levels. Novotny hopes to have 132 players sign up, each agreeing to raise at least $1,000 through per-inning donations, the Times reports. Matching sponsorship is being sought, with independent sponsors wanted for event costs. If that falls short, Novotny said he was ready to sell his 1956 Volkswagen.