2003-09-26 / Sports

Monahan Softball Tournament A Success

By Heidi Monahan
Monahan Softball Tournament A Success By Heidi Monahan

The Roxbury 26 Heads won the John J. Monahan Softball Tournament.The Roxbury 26 Heads won the John J. Monahan Softball Tournament.

The 8th annual John J. Monahan Softball Tournament was held this past Saturday in Broad Channel. The tournament was a success, raising $3300.00 for the BCAC, which is great with Hurricane lurking upon us; we were worried that we wouldn’t be able to play. It turned out to be a gorgeous day! Thanks to all who came out and showed their support.

Roxbury’s 26 Heads came out victorious again winning the championship against the Daggers. Congratulations to both teams for their great play throughout the day. Congratulations also to MVP of 26 Head’s Craig Stathis and Golden Glove of the Daggers – Joey Doyle. I would also like to thank all the teams & players that came down to play.

I would also like to thank all of our generous sponsors. Charlie Howard from Call-A-Head and the Bay Gull Store donated the jackets for the winning team. Here are our other sponsors: All American Deli, The Kutting Edge, Channel Oil, Channel Grocery, Omac’s Grocery, Century 21, Grassy Point, Sports Depot, Prima Pasta, the 70th Precinct, the Wave, Crown Trophy, JKS Printing, Dr. Rohrs & Dr. Lanter of Sands Point, Dr. Reisner, Pat Hanning of Prudential and The Cardinals. There were also individuals and families who sponsored signs, they include: the grandchildren of John (Poppy) Monahan, the Hanning Family in loving memory of Claire Hanning, the Glade Family in loving memory of Hans Vetter, The Chavanne Family and Peter Ward.

Special thanks goes to Kenny (Da Rat) Monahan, John (Bubba) Hanning and Kenny Grey for umpiring and organizing the tournament.

Personally, I would like to thank my friends and family who helped the months before and the day of. It’s a lot of hard work but when the day is over, we all have something to be very proud of, thanks! This year we lost a dear friend of the community and the BCAC in Vito Lopresti of Tommy’s Pizza. His continual generosity and support of the BCAC was endless. He is sorely missed and remains in our thoughts and prayers.

Next year we will be introducing our very first Kid’s Day of Fun while the tournament goes on. Thanks again and hope to see you all next year!

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