TTE kickball tournament, 10 years and going strong!
TTE thanks the volunteer team who put it all together (from left to right): Lisa Massey, Jolene Richardson, Kristi Tomlinson, Kym Hay, Erika Greene (committee co-chair), Page Warnke (committee co-chair), Whitney Shank, Amanda Quam and Val McPheeter.
By Susan Helton; courtesy photos
2018 marks the 10th anniversary of the TTE Mother and Son Kickball Tournament. “It’s a fun night that everyone looks forward to each and every year,” stated Page Warnke, tournament co-chair. More than 200 enthusiastic mothers and sons formed 16 teams and converged on Coyote Ridge Park September 7 for some good-natured competition. For this landmark anniversary, the designs on the shirts that participants received and the tournament’s logo both featured a Colorado theme, incorporating the Colorado flag into the “c” in kickball, all designed by Rob Hay.
Friends and family members joined the mothers and sons to cheer them on, while Linda Johnston (TTE gym teacher) and many dads helped by refereeing and managing the four fields. The field managers gave out sportsmanship awards to one mom and one son per game. Nearly a dozen other volunteers from the school helped with everything from taking photos to passing out food. Chick-fil-A and Eileen’s Colossal Cookies supplied the food again this year.
The tournament is a “fun”raiser in that the goal is not to make money for the school; rather, it is a way for the school to come together. “That said, we usually raise some money for the school, even though that’s not our intention,” stated Warnke.
Congratulations to team “Chicks with Sidekicks” for their victory!