10th Annual "They Are Worthy"
Benefit Softball Tournament,
San Francisco, July 14 & 15, 2007

SWC's 10th annual "They are Worthy" Benefit Softball Tournament, held in San Francisco on July 14 and 15 at Moscone Recreation Center, was a great success. Approximately $2,700 was raised and hundreds of pounds of sports equipment donations were collected from participating players and teams, all for SWC programs.

A total of 11 coed teams and 9 men's teams participated. The 11 coed teams were divided into a 5-team lower rec division double elimination bracket with special consolation game, ensuring a minimum of 3 games for each team, and a 6-team upper rec division that participated in random pool play with the top 2 teams going to the finals. The D/DD/C men's teams participated in a double elimination bracket, but with a special consolation bracket ensuring a minimum of 3 games. 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 the tournament!

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

Photos from tournament play can be found on our friend's Web site by clicking here.

Coed upper rec division:

CHAMPS: Lucky 13 (Special thanks to Madeline Chun)
(MVP-Tim Low, All Stars-Harry Gong and Michelle Lujan)

Runners up: Batting for SWC
(All Stars-Angela Norman and Neil Sigua)

(All Stars-Misty Malzcon and Rich Goldstein)

(All Stars-Rachel Lee and Max Onoe)

(All Stars-Marcus Feria and Marie Taylor)

FPOL brought to you by First Republic Bank
(All Stars-Eun Sohn and Jen Sze)

Coed lower rec division:

CHAMPS: Rockstar Rejects
(MVP-Heather Knowles, All Stars-Audrey Haworth and Juan Garcia)

Runners up: Technology Credit Union
(All Stars-Bob Koury and Christina Mata)

3rd: Hit & Run
(All Stars-Keo Sar and Stephanie Stoll)

Consolation: Crazy Delicious
(All Stars-Christina Feliciana and Stanley Lam)

Naomi's Ninjas (All Stars-Claragrace Farr and Patrick McCreery)

Men's division:

CHAMPS: Bushwackers
(MVP-Leroy Lopez, All Stars-Dave Baldesseri and Steve Deluna)

Runners up: Excalibur
(All Stars-Brett Goldstein and Nick Langone)

3rd: Kurnonami
(All Stars-Derrick Chan and Mike Wharton)

4th: SF Dragons
(All Star-Joe Nardella)

5th: Rhinos
(All Star-Mat Ringhofer)

6th: The Beat
(All Star-Brian Greenblatt)

Il Pirata
(All Star-Carl Smith)

(All Star-Bernie Schlotman)

Broadway Mechanical
(All Star-Mark Driscoll)

Donors, sponsors, and supporters of SWC's 10th annual "They are Worthy" Benefit Softball Tournament include:

Jack Wolf (Wolf Sports on Wheels)

Chevy's Fresh Mex 3rd Street
Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park
Hornblower Cruises & Events [www.hornblower.com]
Jelly Belly Candy Company
Krispy Kreme
Malibu Grand Prix
Mel's drive-in
Noah's Bagels
Oakland Athletics
Paramount's Great America
Punch Line Comedy Club
See's Candies
Trader Joe's
Winchester Mystery House

Jeff Hazel (volunteer umpire)
Dennis Howell (volunteer umpire)
Dickie Ng (volunteer umpire)
Michael Pineda (volunteer umpire)
Randy Wong (volunteer umpire)

Alex, Hahn's Hibachi
Jesse Alvarez (SF Recreation and Park Department)
Emery Clay III
John Cosmos (SF Recreation and Park Department)
Kellee Fong Illustration & Design
Chris Gaggero (SF Municipal Softball League)
Eric Sun
Frank Tse (Pacific Coast Designs)
Staci White (SF Recreation and Park Department)
Harlan Wong

To see the results from last year's tournament, click here. To see the results from the 2005 tournament, click here. To see the results from the 2004 tournament, click here.

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