Community gets kicking & helps HomePlate raise $27K!

The weather was near perfect for an amazing day of kickball competition, fundraising, and community support! We had 24 teams playing, and for the first time ever, 5 of those teams were made up of youth. Teams played in either the competitive or recreational divisions and trophies were given out for both sets of champions. 
 
Competitive Winners
1st Place: "ADAPT or Die" (ADAPT Training)
2nd Place: "Potato Sackers" (Resers Cares) 
3rd Place: "Carpet Baggers" (Koeber's Interiors)
 
Recreational Winners:
1st Place: "YAC Attack!" (Hillsboro Youth Advisory Council) 
2nd Place: "Side Kicks" (FirstTech Federal Credit Union)
3rd Place: "Learning to Kick" (Learning.com)

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Other Awards:
High Five Award: "Stop, Drop & Rollers" (TVFR Volunteers)
Team Spirit Award: "Daj Mahbal" (Metropolitan Land Group)
Best Cheer Squad: "New Kicks on the Block" (Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center)
Sweetness Award for the most funds raised by a team: "Just for Kicks"
 
As in years past, Mayor Doyle from the City of Beaverton and Mayor Callaway from the City of Hillsboro opened the day with remarks and the song, "Take Me Out to the Ballpark". ADAPT Training lead everyone in stretches on Ron Tonkin Field to warm up for the games. Play.Fit.Fun provided activities for children including a kids game during lunch. Players and fans enjoyed getting their faces painted. We had the addition of a pirate ship photo booth thanks to Windermere West volunteers, and 15 minute massages provided by Pamela at Sanosoma Professional Massage. 
 
We are very grateful to our supporters and sponsors who made this event possible! Thanks to Windermere West, LLC for hosting the Beer Garden and  Golden Valley Brewery for providing the beer and cider. Thanks to Nike for providing such awesome shirts! Thanks to OnPoint Community Credit Union for sponsoring our referees. Thanks to SureID and Jesuit High School for being Banner sponsors. Virtual Dug Out sponsors included GLISS-General Labor & Industrial Staffing ServicesPacific Continental Bank, PrintSync, IncResers Cares, and Simply Whole by Devi Health Coach. 
 
Because of our very special raffle prizes, we were able to raise over $1,000 in raffle ticket sales alone! Thanks to Lisa and Tom Genereux for the "Coolest Cooler", which was a real hit! Thanks to CycleBar Tanasbourne for providing the Private Ride prizes. Thanks to Tillamoook Cheese FactoryNothing Bundt Cakes Beaverton, ADAPT Training, Sanosoma Professional Massage, Bennett Urban Farm StoreHillsboro Hops, Westside Fitness, Beaverton Civic Theater, Regal Cinema, Farmer's Insurance, Beaverton Farmers Market, City of Beaverton and the City of Hillsboro for their contributions to the raffle.
 
A HUGE thanks to our many, many fantastic volunteers including teams from Sunset Presbyterian Church and from Windermere West, LLC. Thanks to Purple Sail Creative, LLC for graphic design and photography support. Thanks to Buzz Strott, Strott Photography, Ruben Bautista, R.B. Photography & Video, Donna Leathers, Captivate Photography, Angela Scorcio, For the Love of Hazel Photography and Tristen Leck Sweet T Photography Portland for the game-day photos.
 
And finally, thanks to the community who came out, supported the work we do with youth experiencing homelessness, and cheered us on! We couldn't have done it without each of you!!