Monday, August 3, 2009

Scottish Rite Softball Tournament Update

Lines and bases were set upon the damp grass as vehicles approached the softball field. Players with purpose; hands filled with the usual sports paraphernalia...bats, softballs and gloves, left their cozy transportation behind to answer the call of "play ball"! It was a stupendously gorgeous West Texas day, sunny skies and gentle breezes, a perfect day for all to gather and play for a good cause.

All in all, the First Annual Scottish Rite CO ED Slow Pitch Softball Tournament played out with just a few minor snags. Thirteen of the Fourteen registered teams showed to participate that day with players arriving from around the great state of Texas...Dallas, FT Worth, Odessa, Midland, Monahans, Kermit, Wink... and even a team from Jal, New Mexico. The tournament started a little late, but was under way by 10AM and the final championship game ended the tournament early Sunday morning at 3:30AM.

Tournament champions were FTB, a team whose members came from Midland, Odessa and Monahans. Runners up were Last Call. Both teams received printed tee shirts and group photos. After everything was said and done, $1950 was collected from team entries and $109.50 taken in from the concessions and raffles, for a grand total of $2,059.50.

The following businesses and people were instrumental in aiding in the success of the Scottish Rite Softball Tournament:
Lowe's Market Place
Midland RockHounds
Monogram Shop
The Odessa American
Robertson's Grocery
Vicky Wall
Kathy Lovell
Jim Mayberry
Ratliff Electric
Raymond & Lee from team FTB
The Young Guns

Bud and Wendy Medina would also like to thank everyone who helped to make this tournament a success!

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