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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

MY COMMUNITY: Help The Kids Play Slo-Pitch Tournament in Tottenham - July 2011

What a great weekend the ball teams had for the Help The Kids Play Annual Ball Tournament in Tottenham. What is Help the Kids Play (HTKP) you ask?? HTKP provides funding for registration and/or equipment that will enable youth (under 18) residing in the Tottenham and surrounding area to participate in organized sports or other activities that will enhance their personal growth and well-being. Pretty awesome, eh?? :) All funds raised at the tournament go directly to HTKP.

The Slo-Pitch tournament was held on July 8-10th, and was based out of Coventry. There were 3 Leagues participating in the tournament: Tottenham Old Timers, Tottenham Men's and Tottenham Ladies Lob Ball. There was also a special appearance by some of the Alumni players at their game on Saturday afternoon.

I had a lot of fun taking photos for Help The Kids Play that weekend. Unfortunately, I didn't get photos of all the teams or all the players, but I think I did capture a decent sampling. Here are a few highlights.  To view larger versions of any of the images, just click on them.

Pitching is an important part of the game. While most pitchers appear to have a similar delivery, you will find that how they stretch, reach, lean, step and release the ball does differ a bit from person to person....

And, of course, hitting is important as well....

Don't forget about the running, catching and throwing too!

Sometimes, as a player, you don't get the ball you want, or balls and players get by you. It's part of the game....

But if you're prepared and you play hard, good things can happen!

Safe or Out??


The diamonds were very dry, which meant A LOT of dust.

Wait for it..........

This isn't all of the teams, I missed getting the Men's League teams except for the All Star team.  You can see that the women's teams have a lot of fun!

What a great weekend!  :)

For details about how the tournament ended up, check out their recap HERE.

If you were playing in the tournament, information about how to get digital copies of your pictures will be coming your way.  Once the download gallery is completed, there will be a link sent and instructions for download.

Thanks for looking! :)

-- Lisa P.


Samantha said...

Absolutely AMAZING photo's Lisa!!! I love them!!

Lisa Piellusch said...

Thanks so much. Glad you like them. :) They were definitely fun to take!

Karen Turner said...

excellent photos, Lisa, thanks for sharing them with us!

Lisa Piellusch said...

Karen, thanks for stopping by to have a look. So glad you enjoyed looking through them. :)