WPPA Friends and Family, we wanted to invite you to join us in honoring one of our kids, Benny Martinez, who was recently diagnosed with a rare cancer. We wanted to show our support for Benny with a family oriented fundraiser to help raise funds and most importantly, show our community support for Benny and his family! The Martinez family have been active with WPPA for 10 years and embody what WPPA is all about, our kids well-rounded development and our community.
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"Bags for Benny" Cornhole Team Tournament
Proceeds of this event, at the request of Benny, will go to the St. Baldrick's Foundation, an organization dedicated to conquering childhood cancers.
Date: July 9, 2016
Time: 9am -5pm
Location: Welles Park area just north of the Tennis Courts (on the concrete)
Participants: Teams will consist of one Adult and one Child
Suggested donation for participation: $75.00 per team
Non participation donations will also be accepted
We would like to have 64 teams (NCAA style tournament Bracket)
Traditional rules apply: 1 pt on the Board, 3pts in the hole
The first 2 rounds will play a single elimination game to 21 (must win by 2pts)
Sweet 16: Teams will play best 2 out of 3
Elite 8: Teams will play best 2 out of 3
Final 4: Teams will play best 2 out of 3
Final: Teams will play best 2 out of 3
We will also be selling raffle tickets for great donated prizes (e.g. Cubs tickets behind home plate, Bulls on court pictures and tickets, Hawks BMO Harris Club seats, Sox box tickets, etc.) to raise additional funds.
“Coach Phil” was a fixture at Welles Park during the baseball season. If his team was playing, he was giving his kids 110%. If his team was not on the field, he was giving 120% of himself to anyone that asked for help. From volunteering to spend the day in the stinky, hot, and sweaty equipment storage closet in the Welles Fieldhouse, to assisting with some repair work to the baseball fields; you could always count on Coach Phil.
Unfortunately, Coach Phil lost his life assisting a fellow snowmobiler in December of 2014. As most of us, we never really feel that day will ever come and planning for tomorrow can always wait. With college tuition rising faster than any of us can imagine, we figured a golf outing fundraiser could assist with this financial burden. For those of you who can not attend, but demonstrated interest in contributing, we are offering an opportunity to win 4 Cubs/Marlins tickets, 6 rows from the field! We are offering $10 raffle tickets for a shot a winning these prize seats, to watch a prize team. Please make your check out to Sue Twilla, and mail it to JPS Company 999 West 37th Street, Chicago IL 60609 Attn: Sue Twilla