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Aug 8, 2017

Slow-Pitch Softball Mixer Raised $475 for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

On Thursday, August 3, 2017, more than 30 participants showed up to Lyons Park in Lawrence, Kan., for the Slow-Pitch Softball Mixer for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals!

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Each participant donated a minimum of $5 to play. They were randomly divided onto one of four teams, playing a round-robin slate of three games on the two fields at Lyons Park.

Each team was named after one of the four teams from the movie A League of their Own, though I scarcely remember who was on which team, much less which team actually "won." One team did actually go a perfect 3-0, and they received a printed picture of a prestigious looking trophy featuring a cartoon-style softball with comically attractive eyelashes. (My wife found the picture; I have no idea where.) My team went 0-3, for which I'll take all the blame, but we still got some watermelon and exercise out of the deal.

On an only somewhat related note, my wife and I had planned to bring the Pixelated Batman quilt she made by hand to the event in hopes of selling it for another donation. However, it sold before the event started, adding yet another $125 to the charitable haul! 

To date, this campaign has raised $835 in 2017. With one more grand-finale event in mind, my wife and I believe we may be able to reach $1500 on the year! Look for more details on this Game-Day-related event on the blog soon.

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All money raised goes through my Extra Life fundraising page. Click "Don't Support Me!" to learn more about my campaign and the relationship between Extra Life and the Children's Miracle network