14th Annual "They Are Worthy"
Benefit Softball Tournament,
Daly City, July 9 & 10, 2011
SWC's 14th annual "They are Worthy" Benefit Softball Tournament was held in Daly City on July 9 and 10 at Westlake Park. Approximately $3,000 was raised, and many donations of sports equiment were collected from participating players and teams, all for SWC youth programs.
A total of 8 men's teams and 3 coed teams participated in the weekend event. The men's teams were divided into two 4-team pools with four teams advancing to the finals on Sunday. The coed teams participated in a round-robin bracket. ALL teams in ALL divisions divisions were guaranteed 3 games.
Championship teams were awarded T-shirts and MVP prizes, and All Stars from every participating team were also awarded prizes ranging from gift certificates and gift cards, gift bags, and local attraction passes/tickets. In all, more than $1,200 worth of prizes were awarded to teams and players!
The event raffle is ongoing until July 24, with a Grand Prize of a 4-day, 3-night, fishing trip in Mexico (courtesy Baja Pirates)! Other prizes include complimentary dinners, a DVD home theater system, local attraction passes, a billiards party, live musical theater tickets, a San Francisco Giants autographed baseball (Jeremy Affeldt), SF Giants tickets, and other gift certificates and gift cards. The raffle allows us to raise even more needed funds for our kids!
Congratulations to all champions, MVPs and All Stars, and thanks to ALL teams for their participation and support. All funds raised will go directly to providing deserving children with much needed sports equipment, skills training, and mentoring programs (see where we've worked here).
Action-packed photos from the weekend's tournament play can be found on our friend's Web site (thanks E!) by clicking the following link(s):
Saturday / Sunday
CHAMPS: Yoppi Yogurt
(MVP-Rob Villegas, All Stars-Annie Goldsmith and Diana Ramirez)
Runners up: GAMERS
(All Stars-Krista Donnenwirth and Marcus Lares)
3rd: Hitting is Fun!
(All Stars-Harry Gong and Ashley Hallsted)
CHAMPS: 12 Angry Men
(All Star-Ed Lewis)
Runners up: Backwards K
(All Stars-Greg Goodell and Chris Smith)
Other All Stars, listed alphabetically by team:
(All Stars-Greg Chong and Larry Toy)
Mud City Head Agents
(All Stars-Marv Florence and Hector Perez)
(All Stars-Marc Lai and Mathew Ringhofer)
(All Stars-Lawrence Lo and Tim Low)
The City RUCKUS
(All Stars-AJ Smith and Armando Torres)
Yoppi Yogurt Men
(All Stars-Matt Attaway and Matt Harrison)
Donors, sponsors, and supporters of SWC's 14th annual "They are Worthy" Benefit Softball Tournament include:
Jack J. Wolf (Wolf Sports on Wheels)
A Thinking Body
Baja Pirates of La Paz
Elephant Bar Restaurant
Hornblower Cruises & Events [www.hornblower.com]
Pearl's Deluxe Burgers
San Francisco Giants
San Jose Earthquakes
Scandia Family Center
Westin St. Francis
Winchester Mystery House
Mike Esola (volunteer umpire)
Mark Gong (volunteer umpire)
Tony Hoover (volunteer umpire)
Rennie Owyang (volunteer umpire)
Michael Pineda (volunteer umpire)
Spencer Shulz (volunteer umpire)
Randy Wong (volunteer umpire)
Kellee Fong Illustration & Design
Jamie and Dan Hayes
Anna Louie (San Francisco ASA Commissioner)
Eric Sun (tournament photographer)
Lori Tokutomi (pretzels and prizes)
Frank Tse (Pacific Coast Designs)
To see results, photos, acknowledgements, and prize donors from previous years' tournaments, click on the year below:
2010 results / 2010 photos
2009 results / 2009 Saturday photos / 2009 Sunday photos
2008 results / '08 photos - Coed Sat Sun / Men's Sat Sun
2007 results / 2007 photos
2006 results / 2006 Saturday photos / 2006 Sunday photos
2005 results / 2005 photos
Past SWC tournament and other T-shirts are available by visiting our Support page, or directly by clicking here.