Kickball for All 2015 was a smashing success! This year’s event was multi-generational with players ranging from toddlers to tutors to T4A supporters! And we hit our goal of being able to fund 1000 hours of tutoring for Boston Youth! That’s definitely a record! If you weren’t able to make it out on Saturday or if you would like to relive the day, here’s a rundown of the event!
The TeamsThis year, we saw a few familiar teams out on the field along with some new ones. The Test-Takers were back and ready for the competition under the fearless leadership of Andy, Shane, and Bryan. The Young Tobins (Youngbloods and Team Tobin) had an incredible representation of four Tobin Tutors thanks to the triumphant leadership of Soriya. The Oldies but Codmans (Oldies but Goodies and Codman Squared) threw us a curveball with two of their players on the field under 5 years old and some wise leadership from Mark Destler and Liam Day. And last, but not least, Team Rainbow brought us many surprises under the shining leadership of Jennifer Zavala and Naomi Muchiri.
Kickball could not have been successful without our hardworking Team Captains. They not only fearlessly led their team on the field, but they also led them through a successful fundraising campaign on Crowdrise. They also brought lots of spirit to the stands and field!
Team SpiritThis year, we wanted to encourage lots of positive energy on the field and in the stands so we introduced the Kickball for All Spirit Award for the first time ever. We asked all the Teams to come up with a cheer and Team Tobin truly blew us out of the water with their cheer and positive spirit throughout the whole afternoon. We were very excited to be able to present the award to their team.
Bridge Builder AwardThis competition may have been the fiercest of the three. The Bridge Builder Award is given out every year to the team that raises the most funds for Tutors for All. The Test Takers were neck and neck with The Oldies but Goodies in the weeks and days leading up to Kickball for All. The Test Takers made an impressive leap on the day of the competition raising $1300 on Saturday and jumping ahead of The Oldies but Goodies to win the coveted trophy!
Tournament ChampionsThe championship game was between The Young Tobins and Team Rainbow
Some quotes from the attendees
“Everyone was in good spirits, and it was really heartening to see how much certain community members care about what T4a does. For some reason I wasn’t expecting that level of excitement and commitment from the older folk” -Maria Cassidy, Tutor Extraordinaire
“Thank you for a good time for a good cause.” -Brian Leblanc
And finally…a word from our sponsors!
We would like to wholeheartedly thank our sponsors who gave at all levels.