Helen Ross McNabb Clay Shoot

It is time for our annual community service event with the Helen Ross McNabb Center.

For those of you who are not familiar with the Center they are a Not for Profit  Community Mental Health and Addictions Services Agency that provides services to over 10,000 Adults, Children and families here in Knoxville and the East Tennessee region, most of whom have no insurance nor ability to pay for treatment.

As many of you know who have participated in this event in the past it is a lot of fun and raises over $30,000 for the McNabb Center.

For those new to this event it is similar to skeet shooting except players shoot the clays on a course with 18 different stations. Teams of 5 shooters compete against each other. Each team has a volunteer scorer who scores hits and misses for each player on the team at each station so the scorer walks the course with their team. The baseball team volunteers to act as scorers and to assist with other duties at the site. This is a fun event! It is expected that everyone on the team participate in this event as it is one of our only opportunities to do community service as a team that doesn’t conflict with the baseball season. It is a great way for us to kick off the new school year!  Parents are more than welcome to volunteer with their child and are encouraged to do so.  The sign up information is listed below.

Parents can also form teams and compete in the Shoots if interested.

The event will be held at The Chilhowee Sportsmen’s Club in Maryville. The event is scheduled for Saturday, August 11th .  All proceeds benefit The Helen Ross McNabb Center so you will be helping a great cause!!

The Chilhowee Sportsmen’s Club is located off of Hwy 129, (The tail of the dragon before it gets winding.) so it is a lot closer for most of us.

They will have two rounds of play and they will provide lunch for the boys who volunteer.  Volunteers will also get one of those famous volunteer T shirts. Volunteers will be needed in shifts as follows:

 

Saturday, August 11th 7:45 AM till 1:00 PM

12:30 Noon till 5:30 PM

Or all day

Please contact Vicki Catapano at Vicki.Catapano@mcnabb.org or call her at 329-9138 to sign up for your shift, she will then email you the permission form, directions and other information you will need for the event.

 

Admiral Baseball contributes to Empty Stocking Fund

The Admrial Baseball Team spent the afternoon of the 22nd assisting in the loading of Empty Stocking Fund Boxes.

The team spent this busy afternoon packing and assisting in loading the boxes for shipment.  Excellent project for Ads to assist before they take a break for the Holidays.

Pirate Holiday Wishes………………..from Michael

Greetings from a familiar face.

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Coach Daws leading effort to donate Baseball Equipment……

I am currently collecting any and all old baseball gloves that are not being used by your kids anymore.  I have a school in Washington DC that I am working with that is in need of anything that can be donated.  The school is in an area that has an extremely high free and reduced lunch rate and there are alot of kids who have parents who work 3 jobs just to get food on the table.  There are many others who are living in temporary housing and homeless shelters.  When it comes to extracurricular activities such as baseball, the gloves are at a premium.  I saw how appreciative the families were last holiday season when friends of mine were able to donate a pickup truck full of soccer balls, basketballs, and footballs for the kids (not to mention the kids just about lost their minds when they saw all of the stuff).

 

I will be personally delivering any baseball equipment that I can gather to the school during our holiday break.  I have announced this to your boys at practice, but I just wanted to inform you guys why I am doing this and where the equipment will be going.  Please believe me when I say that these kids have next to nothing and providing them with our used equipment will give them more supervised time at the school and a positive way to spend their energy.

 

Also, if you have any used sweatshirts or jackets that you would like to donate (adult or youth), there is a huge need for warm clothing too.  If you would like to donate anything the easiest way to do this is to have your son bring it to the baseball office under the gym after school or someone can bring it directly to me in the guidance office.  If you have any questions please email me.

 

Thank you in advance.  This is a very good way to give back to some really great kids this holiday season.

Coach Daws

 

Admirals Raise $25,000 for McNabb Center

The team attended The Russell Biven Clayfest 09 benefitting the Helen Ross McNabb Center. The kids did a great job, had a wonderful day and raised $25,000 for the McNabb Center!

Admirals Open Doors at FPS

The Farragut Admirals continue a community service tradition of opening car doors at Farragut Primary each Wednesday morning.  This partnership between the school and the team has grown to be quite popular with the parents and the players!