Kickin’ It Out of the Park! $26,000 Raised for HomePlate! THANK YOU!


Thank you to our generous sponsors, teams, players, volunteers, and spectators for making the fifth Home Runs for Homeless Youth tournament the best yet! The competition between our 22 teams was even hotter than the unseasonable weather! Two new teams this year, “ADAPT or Die” and “Planet Kick-ness” won first and second place respectively. The “Rec’n Crew” claimed third place. “Sir Kicks-A-Lot” won the High-Five prize, the “Carpet Baggers” won the Best Cheer-Squad prize, and “In It to Wing It” (HomePlate’s team) won the Team Spirit prize. Hillsboro Mayor Willey and Beaverton Mayor Doyle sang a duet of “Take Me Out to the Ball Park” to open the games. Mascots Barley the Hop and Billy the Beaver joined the teams for photos. Thanks to all the players who came out with their teams and made it a great community day! Click HERE to see photos of teams in action! 
We are grateful to our presenting sponsor, Lanphere Construction and Development, for supporting this event for the past 4 years! Thanks, too, to sponsors Nike, Friends of Wings, Jesuit High SchoolSureID, and First Tech Federal Credit Union. A big shout out to our community partners who contributed their time and talent to make the event awesome: Purple Sail Creative, LLCPlay.Fit.FunGolden Valley BreweryADAPT TrainingBear It Designs, and the City of Hillsboro. Raffle prizes were provided by ADAPT Training, the City of Beaverton, the City of Hillsboro, the Hillsboro Hops, Golden Valley Brewery, Sunset Lanes Bowling and Yoga OMazing. The raffle alone brought in almost $950!
In addition, we had incredible volunteer support from Sunset Presbyterian ChurchOregon Kickball ClubHands on Portland: Team Works “Discovering Washington County, Purple Sail Creative, LLC, and Prince Peace Church. In total over 90 volunteers made sure we had a fun and safe event. Thank YOU!! We couldn’t have done it without you!!
With funds raised from this event we can reach more youth experiencing housing insecurity and homelessness throughout Washington County and connect them with vital services, resources and their community. Thank you!