Our long weekend in Guelph was so much fun. We had 9 very evenly matched teams where over half of the games were decided by either 1 or a 2 runs. Being a 2 day tournament it also marked the return of our skills comps. We ran 5 different comps with the hi-lites being Brian Beauchamp holding off Lonnie O'Brien in the pitching comp (preventing Lonnie from taking both the male and female prizes) and Garrett Legge hitting 4 absolute bombs well over 300 ft in the home run comp.
We need to send a thank you Billy Jarvis for his assistance umpiring all weekend. We received many compliments about not only his ability but his sense of humour on the diamond.
During the prize draws we were honored to hear from Michelle Evans, mother of 5 with 2 being Autistic as well as from June and Justin from Sunnyvale who as a team brought in over $3000 in donations. That translates to 6 families of Autism having cheques on the way this week. Fantastic job.
On the diamond, Sunday playoffs were extremely competitive. In the end The Machine defeated Not So Anonymous 13-11 to take home the championship. Congratulations.
Guelph continues to be a hi-lite destination. Thank you to each and every player that showed both great skill and sportsmanship. You made it a pleasure!!
At our Slo-Pitch for Autism tournament in Guelph we were honored to have Tracy Snowdon come and share her families Autism journey with Nollan with us. She shared the amazing progress Nollan has made. Tracy was there on behalf of our sponsor AAA Events who sponsored the Guelph tournament. Nollan was presented with a superhero cape with his name and an Autism puzzle piece on it. Nollan could not have been more excited about his cape in fact he ran into the wind wearing his cape and looked like a true superhero.
We want to thank all of the players, volunteers and umpires. We also want to send a big shout out to Suicide Squad, those tutu's looked amazing! Congratulations to our Tournament winners The Snappers!
Unfortunately we had a camera crash after the tournament and lost most of our photos but below is what we do have. Hopefully we'll see you all in August for the 2 day and we'll get the team photos then.
Guelph's First Sno-Pitch for Autism was a cold yet snow-less day! Outfielders were jumping through puddles to grab those spongy balls while the infield was a a huge sink hole. A big thank you all the volunteer umpires and the fantastic sportsmanship from our teams. When we got to our finals our top 2 teams Mad Quacks and Riding the Pyne decided it was too cold and to call it a tie. Together they shared the medals around and decided they were just happy they could play for such a great cause. Thank you to everyone who bared the cold weather to support
Slo-Pitch for Autism!