On May 7 the Kiwanis Club of Robson Ranch sponsored our second softball battle between the senior football players at UNT and the Robson Ranch All Stars.
This was a major fundraiser for Kiwanis who sold hot dogs, sausages and soft drinks. The club also sold raffle tickets for marvelous donated prizes.
The game was just like the big leagues with a professional announcer in the new scorekeeper/announcer’s box. Thanks go out to Hank Dickerson, Deputy Athletic Director at UNT, for hitting the ball out of the park with his great announcing and sense of humor. He helped make the game a blast for everyone.
The ballfield surroundings were freshly landscaped with new mature trees that not only brought beauty to the field but also gave much needed shade for right field as the sun began to move to the western horizon. The weather was perfect. The dogs cooked by Kiwanis were delicious. But most important, fun was had by all.
Eventually the football players got revenge for last year’s loss by just smashing the ball over the fences. The final score was 19 to 8 with the mercy rule coming into play several times.
But the Kiwanis Club of Robson Ranch was the real winner when it recognized three very deserving local charities. The pictures show Barbara Leurig, president of the Robson Ranch Kiwanis, standing with the three local charities that were each given $250 to support their missions.
The first charity was Rainbow Rooms, represented by President Reggie Johnson. The Rainbow Rooms provide new clothing and hygiene items to children entering foster care and children in their own homes living below the poverty line.
The second charity honored was the Cumberland Presbyterian Children’s Home, represented by Richard Brown, president, and Debbie Garrett, manager. The Cumberland Children’s Home protects abandoned and neglected children and teens through its residential program.
The third charity was the Davis Alternate School, represented by Jeff Tincher, principal. The Davis School is the district’s disciplinary Alternative Education Program. The goal of the teachers and administrators at Davis is to reinforce the importance of structure and discipline in the school day while emphasizing the value of a quality education.
The Kiwanis Mission is to help kids in the local community. The second annual softball game did exactly that. If you are like-minded and interested in joining Kiwanis of Robson Ranch, drop by one of our meetings in the Bandera Room at the Clubhouse. We meet at 8:30 a.m. the first and third Fridays of each month.