It’s officially baseball season, right?!
I cannot be more excited to share this post with you all!
The 4th annual Ryan Grace Memorial is all set and ready to roll! We will be playing at the recently renovated Fountain Bluff Sports Complex August 8-9th this year!
In years past, our number of fields have limited us on the quantity of teams we could host without either pushing into Friday evening or late Sunday night, neither of which I’m a fan of. However, with 9 fields to use at our disposal, I am hoping to have a bracket for each age group from 7u-14u…and that still leaves us 2 fields!! Based on years past, we have a couple age groups that tend to fill quickly, therefore we may have 2 brackets of the same age (based on competitive levels and/or number of teams.) Please reach out to me (if you haven’t already) and I’ll get you put down for your age bracket.
All of the critical details are listed on this flyer (thank you Michele Howard and Pin-Up Marketing!) Please share this on your personal FB pages, with your child’s coaches, the organization your team is affiliated with, and/or any business owner who would like to be a part of this incredible event. We will have a raffle with cash, prizes, signed memorabilia, and more. We will also have sponsorship opportunities for businesses to participate with advertising.
To all of the coaches who have played in this event in the past: you are my biggest cheerleaders. I hope you all have enjoyed playing previously and are planning to participate again this year. I also please ask you share your experience(s) with other coaches and invite them to partake this year alongside you!
Finally, but most importantly…and you’re going to hear this a lot…THANK YOU to everyone who has either helped me along the road of planning; convinced me to continue to do this; extended their connections and/or talents to me; and so much more…I know I owe it all to coolest 3 year old guardian angel some of you had the opportunity to meet. And for those of you who didn’t get that chance, know this: she was the best, she was the funniest (just ask her!,) and she was the most loving angel. She’s worth every hurdle and obstacle along this journey, and together we’re going to raise a whole lot of money ($19,000+ over the last 2 years!) to positively affect people’s lives and families!! 💚💜
Planning for the 4th annual Ryan Grace Memorial Baseball Tournament is underway! Registration will open soon; in the meantime mark your calendars and get organized!
August 8-9, 2020
Fountain Bluff Sports Complex
2200 Old State Highway 210 Liberty, MO 64068
(*based on your FALL 2020 classification)
7u-8u MP - $300
9u-12u KP - $375
13u & 14u KP - $400
High School - $550 (Updated 04/17/2020)
This is an open roster event. Put a team together and come enjoy a fantastic weekend raising money for an incredible cause! Specific rules, pitching limits, etc. will be shared with coaches as the event nears.
50/50 raffle, autographed memorabilia, gift cards, and so much more will be available to enter to win!
*ALL PROCEEDS WILL ONCE AGAIN BE DONATED TO MIDWEST TRANSPLANT NETWORK IN HONOR OF THE ORGAN DONOR AND 3-YEAR-OLD GUARDIAN ANGEL, RYAN GRACE HAMPEL. Help us to beat last year's donation: $10, 349.90!
Updates from the tournament organizer, Ryan's dad, Matt Hampel, and his amazing wife, Heather.