WOW! Is what I have to say about this season. It has been so awesome to manage/coach/love these boys! Plus a huge honor! There are 13 kids on this All-Star team and I could not be happier with them. They have learned so much and just keep playing better and better. Here is what they have been through over the last couple of months. We are also so VERY proud of Hunter! He is playing great, getting better and better and having the time of his life!
May 12th, 2012 some very adorable and hardworking 5 and 6 year old boys got a big surprise as their names were called out in front of the whole ballpark that they would be apart of,
The Okeeheelee Allstar Tball Team!
Over the last several months, the kids practiced 5(sometimes 7) times a week, 2-3 hours a day. Then, going off and playing in several tournaments around Palm Beach County. These boys played their little hearts out and the parents and coaches worked day in and day out to help fund raise the money to send the boys to Sarasota as apart of the District/State tournament. Arriving on June 20th, the team prepared for the next 4 days of some tough competition ahead. And boy, did they come through. After beating out several teams from our region, the boys had advanced to the Final game. The Winner would move onto State/Regional in Chiefland, Florida and would be named The Champions.
Every single player on Okeeheelee Wolfpack shined that day, making double plays, catching pop flys, stopping line drives, covering the outfield and hitting the ball with all they've got.
After only playing 4 innings in what was supposed to be a 6 inning game, the umpire said it was over. The score, 17-1. The other team could not catch up. They played amazing!
We were crowned The Champs!
The boys look on their faces were priceless and as parents, we could not be any prouder and honored to be apart of this moment. It was so funny, when the umpire called the game I got them in a huddle, and said; "Do you know what you just did?(with tears of joy in my eyes)" and they said, "Yea coach we won!" me, "Yes you did win, but you WON the WHOLE THING!!! You boys are the Champions!!" The look on the faces of these 5 & 6 year olds was awesome! Melted my heart. They were so happy with themselves and thier team mates.
On July 4th - July 9th, we leave for Chiefland to represent Okeeheelee Baseball in the State/Regional Tournament. This leaves us a week to come up with the funds for each child. It looks to be $500.00 per kid.
We are extremely proud of how far Hunter has come from starting Tball just last year. We are asking for your help now as we are told this is what we need to raise for each child to go. Any donation will help. The funds we raise go towards the Hotel, the price to enter each child into the tournament, food, gas, ect.
We are so grateful to all our friends and family who have helped throughout this experience, from helping with fundraisers, sponsoring a banner or coming out to support Hunter at his games, we are forever in your debt.