More Than a Dozen Teams Raise $11,300 for Local Youth
Sugar Land, TX (May 7, 2014) — Seismic Ventures’ Velocity Raptors kicked their way to No. 1 during the inaugural Sugar Land Skeeters Kickball Classic.
More than a dozen teams participated in the March 29 double-elimination tournament benefiting Deacon’s Dugout Foundation, which raises funds to help local disadvantaged youth in the area. The organization is named after former Major League Baseball player Deacon Jones, who is now a special assistant with the Sugar Land Skeeters.
“We raised approximately $11,300 which is an impressive start for this new annual event,” Jones said. “We will be able to help so many more children through educational and healthy activities thanks to the generosity of these companies and their employees.”
Winning best costume at the event was The Johnson Development Corp. Glam Slams team, who wore team shirts and pink tutus. Best name honors went to the Roberts Market Weinberg Butler Hailey law firm, who played as Attractive Nuisance.
Other companies facing off on the field were Unified Energy; The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Sugar Land; Memorial Hermann Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation; Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital; Trendmaker Homes; Nalco Champion; Sugar Creek Baptist Church, Sienna campus; Solar Craft, Inc.; and the Missouri City fire and police departments.
Sponsoring the event, which also included children’s activities, were Unified Energy, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Roberts Markel Weinberg Butler Hailey law firm, Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, The Johnson Development Corp., Memorial Hermann Hospital; Nalco Champion, Thomas Parr, M.D., and Trendmaker Homes. In-kind sponsors were the Sugar Land Skeeters, Fastenal, Ronn Goodier, Legends Hospitality and Fort Settlement Middle School PALS.
For more information on Deacon’s Dugout, visit www.SugarLandSkeeters.com.
About Deacon’s Dugout
Deacon’s Dugout is named in honor of Deacon Jones, retired Major League Baseball player with the Chicago White Sox and current special assistant for the Sugar Land Skeeters. The foundation promotes education and healthy activities for youth. Funds raised will support youth-related projects of experiences for the culturally, racially and economically diverse population in the Fort Bend and surrounding counties.
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