Our annual kickball tournament came and conquered!
On August 27 in Westlake Park of Daly City, six teams congregated to help us continue supporting Project PEARLS.
Our success from last year’s kickball tournament allowed us to sponsor nine children to go to school. Thanks to our hard-kicking teams this year, we were able to renew their scholarships!
Meet this year’s teams (from top left to right): One Love, BILK, Kicks are for Kids, Team PEARLS, Straight Ballin, and Flick of the Kick
The games were… intense. Kickball may bring out the kids at heart, it also brings out strong competitive spirits among the players.
But, of course, our kickball teams had fun too.
One even celebrated the day with their annual champagne showers. (This would be BILK’s third one!)
Here is this year’s bracket. Congratulations to One Love for first place!
Thank you to our sponsors Lechon Manila, Andrea Foods, Good Bites Cafe, Sprinkles, Jen Cortez, Eng Family, Trader Joe’s and Starbucks in Daly City for feeding us!
Big shout-out to our referees: Ferdinand L., Peter James P., Nea I., David B., David H., and Andy T.
And, of course, thank you to our kickball teams for helping us give PEARLS (Peace Education Aspiration Respect Love and Smiles) to children in the Philippines!
We got one more event this year for you outdoorsy folks! You are all invited to the first ever Empire5k on September 24! Proceeds of this event will fund My New Red Shoes which provides homeless and low income students with brand new athletic shoes and clothes for school. Their purpose is to improve self-esteem and quality of life for the youth by providing new well fitting shoes and clothing for the new school year.