Harvesters Team of the Month Food Drive

14 Mar

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Hit the Court 4 Harvesters & USSSA Harvesters Shootout Kid Hunger

Team of the Month Food Drive Competitions

We are excited to announce 8 teams that have won the Team of the Month Competition for March and one grand prize winner.  As our commitment to help Harvesters fight childhood hunger in our community we challenged teams to donate kid friendly food items.  The top 8 teams between both tournaments that donated the most food items for Harvesters  will play in an exhibition game at the Historic Municipal Auditorium in downtown Kansas City next weekend as part the NAIA Div. I Men’s National Championship kick-off!

Congratulations to our Team of the Month Winners:

  • Dragons-2nd Boys
  • KC Elite-8th Boys
  • Northland Warriors-8th Boys
  • FH Comets 7th Girls
  • Team Make it Take It
  • Eclipse Black-6th Girls
  • KC Jazz-8th Girls
  • MBC-5th Boys

Grand Prize overall Team of the Month Winner: Dragons 2nd-Boys

The Dragons win a free tournament registration and bonus certificates from Dick’s Sporting Goods

Together we made a big difference to help Shoot out Kid Hunger, when we Hit the Court for Harvesters!!!

Reminder-Future Harvesters Food Drives:

Agape Hoops wants to help Harvesters fight childhood hunger in our community.  Harvesters provides food to more than sixty-six thousand people each week, more than 43% of them are children.  Agape Hoops is hosting several Harvesters themed basketball tournaments with kid-friendly food drives. We know by working together we can make a difference to provide food to kids in need in our community.

For these kid-friendly food drives we encourage teams to donate the following types of items. Each team that donates will be competing in our Team of the Month Citizenship project and eligible to win a free tournament entry.

Types of Kid-friendly Food Drive items needed:

  • Mac & Cheese
  • Shelf-stable milk,
  • Juice boxes
  • Pop-top fruit containers
  • Pasta meals (canned ravioli, etc.)
  • Fruit snacks
  • Hot & cold cereals
  • Applesauce
  • Peanut butter
  • Jelly

Team of the Month - November 2011

25 Oct

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4 REAL Sports is proud to announce our Team of the Month winners for the Halloween Hoops Basketball Tournament for their participation in the Competition with Civility Citizenship project. We were very excited and pleasantly surprised to see the activities teams had planned to get involved in this project. We thank all of you greatly for participating!

This was a two-fold project; one to “treat” another team in their division and secondly to participate in the knock-out games for donations to Make a Wish Foundation in honor of Dominic Palacio who recently died of cancer.

Our first ever Team of the Month winner is:

Power  Group in our 5th/6th boys division

Power Group went above and beyond to honor Dominic by donating $100 to the Make a Wish Foundation in the name of the Northland Vikings as well as giving a framed picture signed by players in the tournament to Team Dominic and to Dominic’s family. The team also helped organize the Knock-out game for donations and created the posters for the event. They really took hold of the opportunity to get the team involved in this citizenship project. A big thanks to Power Group’s coaches, team parents, Katie & Amy and, all the players!     

Natalie — Thank you so much for the wonderful award and recognition.  It was a great weekend for our kids and families, both basketball-wise and being involved in all of the off-court activities.  We will always support your events because you run them the right way and for the right reasons.  We are privileged and honored to be the first Team of the Month recipient in your Competition with Civility Citizenship campaign.  It means a lot to me individually and to our organization as a whole.  We are much prouder of this accomplishment than any success we may enjoy on the court.  Take care and keep up the good work. 

Honorable Mentions

KC Force – HS Girls: The team made custom labels for water bottles with the Team “Lady Deuces” name on them and made Halloween Pumpkins with blow pops attached for everyone in the HS division!

KS Cagers – 8th Boys: The team gave Halloween cupcakes to the players on the Power Group 8th grade team.

Stingerz – 8th Girls: The team offered another team their choice of bench seating and to show good sportsmanship they worked hard to help the other team up when on the ground and were positive and encouraging to the referees, teammates and opposing team.

Lady Deuces – HS Girls: Filled 16 bags of Halloween themed candy and treated the Greyhounds to this Survival/Good Luck Goody Bag with this poem:

Best of Luck from the Lady Deuces

Alright Ladies it’s “Crunch” time,

Here are a few tips that may help be a “Lifesaver” for the tournament!

Keep your “Eye” on the Ball.

Don’t “Snicker” at the Ref’s bad calls.

Take the game serious; don’t act like a “Dum-Dum”

Be a “Sweettart” to your teammates.

Hang on to the ball and don’t be a “Butterfinger”

Help out all the “Nerds” on the court.

Be a “Smartie” on Defense

Play extra hard and be a “Starburst” on Offense.

Have a great time at this tournament! “Laffy Taffy” lots
and be sure and show’em all your “Twix”!!

Hugs & Kisses

Team of the Month - December 2011

25 Oct

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4 REAL Sports is proud to announce our

Team of the Month winner for December, 2011

 the B3c Runnin’ Gunners Orange (5th Boys). 

The Runnin Gunners Orange donated more than 325 canned food items for Hillcrest Ministries in Liberty.  Parents said the players were willing to spend their own money to buy more canned goods, eager to donate the most items and win Team of the Month!  We appreciate the team’s enthusiasm and eagerness to help others; these young players are growing into great citizens who are learning early that the smallest deed can help others, especially when a team works together!

Congratulations! For their dedication to this citizenship project
the B3C Runnin Gunners Orange have won a FREE tournament registration!

Thanks again to all the coaches and parents for encouraging your sons and players to participate in the Competition with Civility Citizenship Project!

~ B3c Runnin’ Gunners Orange ~

Team of the Month - January 2012

25 Oct

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4 REAL Sports is proud to announce our

Team of the Month winner for January, 2012, the Northland Thunder 6th Girls!

The Northland Thunder 6th grade girls team did an remarkable job and donated 147 toys! It was exciting to see the enthusiasm the girls showed as they dropped off their donations and took pictures as “Santa’s Helpers.” Thank you for getting your team, parents and fans involved to make such a generous donation and impact so many this Christmas!

Northland Thunder will be featured on our website as our January Team of the Month and receive a FREE tournament registration,  Congratulations Northland Thunder –thanks for making a difference!!

Congratulations! For their dedication to this citizenship project
the
Northland Thunder 6th grade girls  have won a FREE tournament registration
as well as Gift vouchers from Dick’s Sporting Goods.!

Thanks again to all the coaches and parents for encouraging your sons and players
to participate in the Competition with Civility Citizenship Project!

~ Northland Thunder 6th grade girls ~

Dear Natalie and Friends:

All of us at Della Lamb Community Services wanted to express our gratitude to you who donated a toy or toys this past weekend (Dec 9-11) at the (Cardinal Classic) tournament. You single handedly helped us gain 500+ new toys.  It goes without saying you all are truly “Angels” and we thank you for your amazing support in  Della’s Operation Santa Claus! Without your help this year it would not have been possible to assist so many families.

Thank you for your help again, we look forward to partnering with you in future events!  

On behalf of:

Judy McGonigle-Akers and Tony Woods

Executive Vice President, Youth Services Director      

Team of the Month - February 2012

25 Oct

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4 REAL Sports is proud to announce our Team”s” of the Month winner for
February, 2012,
the Power Group, The Bulls, & B3C Runnin Gunners Orange, 5th Boys!

A heartfelt thank you to everyone who made a donation to the Citizenship project in honor of Connor McCullough during our Winter Shootout tournament January 27-29, 2012. With cash donations, cards, gift cards and gifts, the total donation was more than $1000! Connor’s family was thrilled and very touched by the donations and the thoughtfulness. The 4 REAL staff was blown away by everyone stepping up to show Connor support. So, thank ALL you once again!

It was very hard to award the Team of the Month awards because of the generous donations several teams put forth, so instead of selecting one winner we opted for three. These teams, Power Group, The Bulls, & B3C Runnin Gunners Orange, 5th Grade boys donated several hundred dollars in cash, gift cards, airline tickets and gifts including an I Pad which Connor apparently has been wanting very badly to keep in touch with friends during is treatments. 

Our winning teams will receive a free 4 REAL Sports Tournament registration for a tourney of their choice and will be featured on our website.  Congratulations!!

Thanks again to each of the teams, their coaches, parents and players for coordinating such a tremendous response from your team!

And, thank you all for participating in this Citizenship Project and showing how a little team work  can make a huge difference in our world!

Sincerely,

Natalie Moultrie & 4 REAL Staff     





Team of the Month - April 2012

25 Oct

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4 REAL Sports is proud to announce our Team of the Month winner for 

March/April, 2012, the 8th Grade Girls Lady Blue Devils!

4 REAL Sports would like to thank all of the teams that participated in the Team of the Month Citizenship Project at the , Jewell Jam 2 tournament March 9-11, 2012. Numerous teams brought in donations for Heart to Heart International to help with Tornado relief efforts! We greatly appreciate you for encouraging your players to take the time to help others and for  teaching them that a little act of kindness can go a long way.

We are proud to announce the Team of the Month for March/April is the 8th grade Girls Lady Blue Devils! Congratulations!   the team has earned a FREE Tournament registration for a 4 REAL Sports Tournament!

Thanks to ALL of the teams who participated in the donation drive, we appreciate your support in these citizenship projects!

Sincerely,

Natalie Moultrie & 4 REAL Staff