Thank you to all who worked to make Saturday and Sunday, December 17-18, a successful day in memory of Amanda Haxton at the H4H indoor tourney raising funds for the H4H scholarships and for the Easter Seals Rehab Center in Georgetown, DE. Thank you to all the teams (24) and individuals (approximately 200) that expended their energy playing the game- from upstate to downstate and beyond. A special thank you to our volunteer umpires who gave their time to make sure the game were played safely: Jill Fitzcharles, Tina Gooding, Deb Hauth, Stacie Spicer, Kaci Coveleski, Jenna Steele, Faye Smith, Nancy Neeman, Jacki Coveleski, Buster Neeman, Sommer Dorman, Hailey Moore, Emma Moore, Amanda Frampton, Madi Irwin, Sydney Ostroski, and Carey Karl. And thanks to the volunteers who manned registration and the raffle booth: especially Coach Sue Lore, Judy Renken and the chairperson of the event, Danielle Renken Apologies to any I have missed in the above list.
Special thanks to our sponsors: Dr. Eric Stancofski and The Cape Surgical Group, Dr. Ron Sabbagh and The Orthopaedic Associates of Southern Delaware, Kids' Ketch of Lewes, Carrie Lingo's Elite Connection Field Hockey Camp, Ronny's Garden World in Smyrna, Eric Blondin and State Farm Insurance, Klopp’s Lawn Service, County Bank, Crooked Hammock and Brewery, Dietary Connections, Secure Transport, Arenas Deli and The Limo Guy. All of the sponsors can be found on the Delaware Shore website with active links to their individual home pages. Great job by our sponsor chairperson, Carri Davis, bring in a record number of sponsors for this year. Special recognition goes to Danielle Renken, chairperson of H4H, who did a great job of planning for this 11th annual event. And to Dan Cook, for his press coverage and photographs and to Eric Grooch for his candid photos.
Finally, thanks to the set up crew spearheaded by the Westbrook and Lehman families, who spent their pre-dinner (Crooked Hammock, of course) time, setting up the gym. And to the custodial crew at Milton Elementary School for all their help and assistance (George Brown, Doug Mast, Bob Fitzpatrick, Mike Bunting, Joe Austin, and Chad Clendaniel). My apologies if I missed anyone on this crew! You all are so special and have the Haxton spirit.
Congratulations to the Class of 2017 H4H scholarship winner: Alexa Rhodunda of Mt. Pleasant High School. Alexa plans to attend DeSales University beginning in the fall of 2017.