Success At The Monahan Tournament
By Heidi Monahan & Helen Hanning
This past Saturday, September 22nd was the 6th annual John J. Monahan Tournament in Broad Channel. All of the proceeds are going to the World Trade Center Disaster Family Fund. Thanks goes out to the BCAC President, Margaret Howard and all of the BCAC members for donating the proceeds to such a great cause. An outstanding amount of $3150.00 was raised for the families of victims in the World Trade Center disaster. The Roxbury’s 26 Heads was successful in winning the tournament. Most Valuable Player, Mike Parisi, came up with a huge hit in the 6th innings to score the tying and eventual winning runs against the Grassy Point team in the championship game. It was a very exciting finish to a great day for softball. The Grassy Point team consisted of Muggers, Mudsharks, and Cardinals. The Golden Glove award went to Marty Feeney of the Grassy team for his outstanding defensive play throughout the day. Other teams on hand to join in the fun were the B.C. Firehouse, The All American Deli, The Brewers, and Captain Ray’s Team. And certainly cannot forget The Freak Show from The Blackwater Inn, who set up shop early and stayed throughout the day. On behalf of family, friends, the BCAC, and ourselves, we would like to thank of all our generous sponsors, who continue to support the community: Grassy Point, Call-A-Head Corp., the Bay Gull Store, Channel Oil, O’Mac Grocery, Channel Market, sports Depot, The Beach Club, Century 21, All American Deli, The Royal court, crown Trophy, The Raisins, Elf Tattoo, The Wave, Plum Tomatoes, Jilly’s Sports, Claire Hanning, Pat Hanning, Margaret Glade and Family, Tommy’s Pizza and J.K.S. Printing.
A special thanks to Jerry Scanell and Chopper for umpping, Brian Courtney for helping us run the tournament, and The Wave for running our previous ad and also this article. There are many other individuals that kindly helped out. They know who they are and for their assistance, we are very grateful! Their help is vital in having a successful tournament and as always, is appreciated. We would also like to extend our most heartfelt sympathies to all the families and friends affected by the recent World Trade Center disaster. Amidst all of the horrible events going on, it’s comforting to know that our community can respond in such a caring and generous way. This really is the greatest city in the world! Thank you again to all involved, we hope to see you at the Tournament next year. Be safe and God Bless America!