Play United Softball Tournament Raises $1,064 for United Way
Darke County United Way with the help of Stebbins Field/GGSA put on the Live United, Play United Softball Tournament on Saturday, July 7, on one of the hottest days of the year. Four coed teams competed for 1st place participating in a 2-game round robin with single elimination tournament. “All participants were wonderful and braved the heat to help so many in need. The board and staff at United Way are so appreciative that they came out to help the 28 local non-profit partner programs of Darke County United Way. Their competitive play help us serve over 19,000 members in the community every year including our at-risk youth, those in crisis, those seeking self-sufficiency and our seniors,” said Lauren Henry, Executive Director at United Way. The United Way was honored to have teams sponsored by Greenville Federal, Scoreboards, Second National Bank, and Whirlpool playing in the charity tournament. Scoreboards came away with the very close victory over Greenville Federal in the championship game. The final score came in at 5-3. The United Way had a wonderful staff at Stebbins Field helping for the day donating their time and would like to thank Shawn Shaffer, Justin Washington, Lindsey Beatty and Jason Leach, and the rest of the crew. We had many businesses donating items for the day including items for raffle, and much needed bottles of water. Thank you to CJ’s Highmarks, The Marketplace (Marsh) in Union City, McDonalds, Taco Bell, Doug Shields Financial Services for the trophy, University of Dayton, Wright State University, Cincinnati Reds, Cincinnati Bengals, and Hot Head Burritos. The Darke County United Way would also like to thank Melissa Mansfield and Debby Folkerth for helping with the event. The day was a fun team event raising $1,064 for the Darke County United Way. On behalf of the board of directors and staff the
United Way would like to extend a very gracious thank you to all of our participants, umpires, sponsors, spectators, Stebbins Field and the GGSA, and all of our volunteers.