9th Annual "They Are Worthy"
SWC Benefit Softball Tournament,
San Francisco, July 8 & 9, 2006
SWC's 9th annual "They are Worthy" Benefit Softball Tournament, held in San Francisco on July 8 and 9 at Moscone Recreation Center (Saturday) and Jackson Park (Sunday). Approximately $2,000 was raised for SWC programs, and some great sports equipment donations were collected from participating players and teams.
A total of 9 coed teams and 6 men's teams participated. The 9 coed teams were divided into a 4-team upper rec division and a 5-team lower rec division. The DD/C men's teams each had 3 games, and the top four teams advanced to a single elimination finals. ALL teams in ALL divisions were guaranteed 3 games.
Prizes included T-shirts for championship teams, MVP and All-Star prizes, and many others, including raffe prize opportunities for ALL players just for entering!
Congratulations to all champions, all MVPs and All Stars, and ALL participating teams, for making this year's tournament a success. All funds raised will go directly to providing children with much needed sports equipment, skills training, and mentoring programs.
Coed upper rec division:
CHAMPS: Gamers (MVP-Hector Villafranca, All Stars-Catie Blas and Keith Bronis)
Runners up: The Quake (All Stars-Joe Hwee and Joe Tang)
3rd: Lucky 10 (All Stars-Lloyd Chin and Christina Lai)
Consolation: STM Dragons (All Stars-Adam Grasso and Alicia Robinson)
Coed rec division:
CHAMPS: FPOL (MVP-Landis Knorr, All Stars-Isaac Berniker and Kimberly Yamashita)
Runners up: First Republic Bank (All Stars-Joe Bajada and Joyce Wong)
3rd: Baba Louie (All Stars-Billy Bowers and Shelley Carlsen)
Consolation: Credit Union United (All Stars-Ie-Chen Cheng and Carissa Diaz)
A Bunch of Misfits (All Stars-Deborah Brown and Anne Pickering)
CHAMPS: Kuronami (MVP-John Woo, All Star-Brian Iwashita)
Runners up: Excalibur (All Stars-Harry Gong and Nick "Boner" Langone)
Bushwackers (All Stars-Floyd Savoy and Steve Williams)
The Beat (All Stars-Kevin Austin and Derek Rey)
HGH (All Stars-Jordon Green and Chris Hudson)
The Dogs of Summer (All Stars-Gary Macaluso and Dave Tilbor)
Click on SATURDAY or SUNDAY to see more pictures from the event!
Donors, sponsors, and supporters of the 9th annual "They are Worthy" Benefit Softball Tournament include:
Wolf Sports on Wheels
Bonfante Gardens Family Theme Park
Hornblower Cruises & Events [www.hornblower.com]
Malibu Grand Prix
Paramount's Great America
Punch Line Comedy Club
Rick's Restaurant and Bar
San Francisco Zoo
Scandia Family Center
Six Flags Marine World
Mike Domenici (volunteer umpire)
Kristin Glenchur (volunteer umpire)
Rennie Owyang (volunteer umpire)
Michael Pineda (volunteer umpire)
Darryl Wong (volunteer umpire)
Randy Wong (volunteer umpire)
Alex, Hahn's Hibachi
John Cosmos (SF Recreation and Park Department)
Kellee Fong Illustration & Design
Scott and Dave (Moscone Recreation Center)
Staci White (SF Recreation and Park Department)
To see the results from last year's tournament, click here. To see the results from 2004's tournament, click here.