8th Annual "They Are Worthy"
SWC Benefit Softball Tournament,
San Francisco, July 9 & 10, 2005

SWC's 8th annual "They are Worthy" Benefit Softball Tournament, held in San Francisco on July 9 and 10 at Moscone Recreation Center, was a great success. Almost $3,000 was raised for SWC programs, and some great sports equipment donations were collected from participating players and teams.

A total of 10 coed teams and 8 men's teams participated. The 10 coed teams were divided into a 5-team upper (comp) division and a 5-team lower (rec) division. The DD/C men's teams were divided into two pools of 4 teams each, and the top two teams from each pool advanced to the single elimination finals. ALL teams in ALL divisions were guaranteed 3 games.

Congratulations to all champions, all MVPs and All Stars, and ALL participating teams, for making this year's tournament our most successful one yet. All funds raised will go directly to providing children with much needed sports equipment, skills training, and mentoring programs. 

Coed rec division:

CHAMPS: SF Dragons (MVP-Denise Curry, All Stars-Adam Grasso and Colin Kelly)

Runners up: First Republic Bank Eagles (All Stars-Jill Whitby and Joyce Wong)

3rd: Dukes (All Stars-Lindsay Kauffmann and Sean Williams)

Consolation: Bean Counters (All Stars-Greg Reyes and Alex Teekell)

PNH (All Stars-Michelle Levynh and Vard Silver)

Men's division:

CHAMPS: Kuronami (MVP-Doug NIshijima, All Star-Paul Rossi)

Runners up: Bushwackers (All Stars-Ben Calibjo and Mark Hamanaka)

Magilla's Guerillas (All Stars-Ron McCambridge and Steve Stopt)

Buzzards (All Stars-Derek Rey and Peter Wenner)

The Beat (All Star-Kevin Austin)

Il Pirata (All Star-Bryce Lynn)

Hyenas (All Star-Tony Brown)

Almega's MisFits (All Star-Jason Schultz)

Coed comp division:

CHAMPS: Hiyamoto (MVP-Charlie Pennes, All Stars-Brad Permenter and Tapa Tualaulelei)

Runners up: Hukilau (All Stars-Melinda Loo and Ed Ng)

3rd: Gamers (All Stars-Katie Cassidy and Hector Villafranca)

Consolation: Lloyd of the Rings (All Stars-Ken Tokutomi and Michelle Youn)

The Blown Wads (All Stars-Regina Exum and Chris Mann)

Click here to see more pictures from the event!

Donors, sponsors, and supporters of the 8th annual "They are Worthy" Benefit Softball Tournament include:

Safeway, Rawlings, and Wolf Sports on Wheels

Bonfante Gardens Family Theme Park
Harvest Festival
Hornblower Cruises & Events [www.hornblower.com]
Krispy Kreme
Malibu Castle
Noah's Bagels
Oakland Athletics
Palio D'Asti Restaurant
Paramount's Great America
Pier 39
Punch Line Comedy Club
Rick's Restaurant and Bar
San Francisco Giants [www.sfgiants.com]
San Francisco Zoo
Scandia Family Center
See's Candies
Trader Joe's
Winchester Mystery House

Robert Arnold (volunteer umpire)
Jeff Hazel (volunteer umpire)
Tony Huey (volunter umpire)
Rennie Owyang (volunteer umpire)
Michael Pineda (volunteer umpire)
Randy Wong (volunteer umpire)

Alex, Hahn's Hibachi
John Cosmos (SF Recreation and Park Department)
Kellee Fong Illustration & Design
Ron (Moscone Recreation Center)
Eric Sun
Frank Tse, Pacific Coast Designs
Harlan Wong

To see the results from last year's tournament, click here.

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World's Children
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