Monday, September 15, 2008

My Tournament

Nick here,

September 13th my family and I hosted the First Annual Charity Softball Tournament at the Weber County Fairgrounds. It was a really good time and we raised a good amount of money that will go to my two charities of choice, First Descents and Cure Search. The tournament started at 7:30 am and ended around 7:30 pm. It was awesome to see how everyone pitched in and donated. One team mom made all the parents from their team pull out their wallets and give up all their money they had on them to donate. It was cool.
I was busy all day taking photos, handing out pins to the skill contest winners, and taking score of games. I was so tired at the end of the day as well as sun burnt. I have the worst sun glass tan line ever. Ha its funny. We haven't collected all the dontations yet but we so far have raised $4,000. It will be split up evenly between the two charities but $2,ooo will send two people to First Descents camp. I am honored to be a part of that.
I cant wait untill next year when the number of teams will be doubled and I cant even imagine how much more money will be raised. Its going to be huge! Anyways here are some of my favorite pics.


Denise Cummins said...

The soft ball tournament was really a lot of fun. And to think that next year will be twice as big and better as the 2nd Annual...
Great job everyone, for raising funds for two very worthy charities, and Kudos to Lori for coming up with the idea, putting everything into motion and organizing such a great event - in less than four weeks! Next year will be phenomenal. The pictures are great, Nick. Everyone looks like they had a good time. I'm looking forward to keeping score again next year. PS. Jerry has the same sunburn that you do :)

Jay Paterson said...

Who is the skinny kid with the white glasses?
Smilin' Nick, that's who!

Way to go to everyone involved, a real team effort.

Jay & Anne

Chris Ulvin said...

Dear Nick,
I enjoyed the pictures - and it appears that you did too! The numbers show that you raised $1000.00 for each week of planning - so the 2nd Annual Charity Softball Tournament could raise $52,000.00. With Kelsey at the bat, you just need to get someone to pledge $1000.00 a run. May God continue to bless you in health and friendships. Love, aunt Chris