7th Annual "They Are Worthy"
SWC Benefit Softball Tournament,
San Francisco, July 17 &18, 2004

SWC's 7th annual "They are Worthy" Benefit Softball Tournament, held in San Francisco on July 17 and 18 at Jackson Playground and Moscone Park, was a great success. Over $2,000 was raised for SWC programs and some great sports equipment donations were collected from participating players and teams.

A total of 12 coed teams and 3 men's teams participated. The 12 coed teams were divided into a 6-team upper (comp) division and 6-team lower (rec) division. Each team played 3 other teams (randomly drawn) from their respective division. The top four teams from each division made the single elimination finals.

Although the tournament didn't draw as many men's teams as last year, all 3 men's teams agreed to participate to support the charitable cause. The men's division was a double round robin with a guarantee of 4 games, and one final/championship game.

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

Runners up: Sunset Park (All Stars-Julianna Chow and Harry Gong)

3rd: Gamers (All Stars-Doug Wodayezyk and Collin Kelly)

4th: Ballerz (All Stars-Angela Fragomeni and Carrie Tsunemoto)

5th: Bulldogs (All Stars-)

6th: Ballsy (All Stars-Donna Yu and Jason Suey)

Coed rec division champ:
Baby Batter (MVP-Tom Ransbottom, All Stars-Shelley Carlsen and Mike McClure)

Runners up:
Safeway Dragons (All Stars-Mary Hudson and Adam Grasso)

3rd: First Republic Eagles (All Stars-Linda Marousek and Scott Marousek)

4th: Team "E" (All Stars-Kelly Fong and Fred Gomes)

5th: Rocky Point Drakes (All Stars-Linda Sekino and Wilson Chea)

6th: GO BIG or Go Home (All Stars-Rochelle Ileto and Jasen Mun)

Men's division champ:
Buzzards (MVP-Dan McGovern, All Star-Steve Hermann)

Runners up:
NikkeiWest (All Stars-Brian Okamoto and Hernando Galan)

3rd: Kuronami (All Stars-Mike Wharton and Darren Nomura)

Donors/supporters of the 7th annual "They are Worthy" Benefit Softball Tournament include:

Wolf Sports (balls, bases, chalk and field lining, scorebooks)

Robert Arnold (volunteer umpire)
Rennie Owyang (volunteer umpire)
Michael Pineda (volunteer umpire)
Randy Wong (volunteer umpire)
Mosi Abdullah Shango Zuberi (volunteer umpire)

Trader Joe's (snacks for all participants and volunteer umpires, gift bags for prizes and raffle)
Cafe Riggio Restaurant
Chevy's Fresh Mex Restaurant
Hornblower Cruises & Events [www.hornblower.com]
Jillian's Restaurant and Bar
Palio D'Asti Restaurant
Paramount's Great America
Pier 39
Rick's Restaurant and Bar
San Francisco Giants [www.sfgiants.com]
San Francisco Zoo
Scandia Family Center
See's Candies
Six Flags Marine World
Winchester Mystery House

Kellee Fong Designs
Pacific Coast Designs

John Cosmos and Chris Gaggero (SF Recreation and Park Department)
Steve, Dwayne, and Rudy (SF Recreation and Park Department)
Eric Sun, Dave Tilbor and Harlan Wong

Sports for the
World's Children
2346 – 32nd Ave
San Francisco CA 94116
tel/fax (415) 566-3487

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