I apologize this is coming out so late. I was waiting on a check from one of the food vendors and the order of T-shirts (and the invoice for them) was delayed slightly due to school starting. The place I order them thru was inundated with football and other back to school orders.
All those excuses aside I have a grand total. Full disclosure, I have held back $500 to help eliminate some of my out of pocket expenses for next year’s event.
All total, the amount we will be donating from this year will be $10,349.90!!! We did $10k, I didn’t think it was possible!
There are literally dozens of folks I owe a THANK YOU to, most notably Kathy Cain-Espeland for organizing and scheduling all my volunteers. To all my umpires, thank you for giving your time to me. Every single one of them gave at least part of their pay back to the cause, many of them working for free. I cannot tell you how grateful I am for that gesture!
Lastly, to Heather Hampel: thank you for putting up with me. The frustration, excitement, joy, and exhaustion of all this adds up. The patience you show throughout is what helps me stay balanced. Love you!
If you ordered a shirt at the tournament, they came in today. I’ll be contacting you to meet up and get them to you in very short order! 💜💚
Stay tuned for the check presentation to Midwest Transplant!!
If I have not spoke to you about your team registration OR you have not paid it as of this morning, please send me a PM/text and let me know your plan to get that completed. Once I have a final team count, I can make a schedule for Saturday and get umpires scheduled as well.
Credit card: I’ll run thru Square
Good evening everyone. If anyone has any contacts for umpires, please send them my way or please reach out to them for the tournament. I still have a few spots to fill. You will not work alone, and the pay is $35/game. To those umpires I already have signed up, thank you! However, I’m also not going to stretch you all so thin you’re not at the top of your game.
Updates from the tournament organizer, Ryan's dad, Matt Hampel, and his amazing wife, Heather.