Friday, 29 September 2023

Pick: Charity softball tournament a wonderful event

S&S Insulation, the winning team in First Pick Builders’ third annual charity softball tournament in June 2018,, and Bert Hutt with Cheryl Pick, both kneeling. Courtesy photo.

You know your day was a success when you step into the shower and the floor turns black from the dirt that comes off your feet – LOL. That is not a joke, but the truth.

What a wonderful event this year’s charity softball tournament turned out to be. With the beginning of ball play, through the final game it was excitement. We congratulate S&S Insulation, this year’s winning team. Those men played six tough games to come out as the champions.

Our special congratulations go to their chosen charity, Sutter Lakeside Breast Cancer Navigational Services. The total raised came to a grand slam $3,269.00. We will be presenting the check to their charity representative.

I cannot tell you how proud Dean and I are of the players who come out each year to play ball and show us what it’s like for teams to put in their all. We are also very proud of our company and its’ employees for putting in their all as a team and making this event so successful.

Four years ago, I was trying to figure out what we could do in the community that was not the norm. We already give scholarships and sponsor youth sports teams, but I wanted something that involved the many – out of that collaboration came “Play Ball.”

With the total commitment of Kevin Henderson from the Lake County Adult Softball League, Bert Hutt our marketing director, the numerous sponsors and donors and all the First Pick Builders employees, this event has grown each year. I am already looking forward to next year’s event and cannot wait to see what this community can do.

A great big thank you goes out to our sponsors and donors listed below, that helped make this a successful event. I know you will recognize so many of them as generous and involved businesses and individuals. Way to go, Lake County.

Sponsors and donors include Hillside Motor Sports, Kelseyville Lumber, Mendo Mill & Lumber, Plaza Paints, Hardester’s Market, Sanducci’s Cottage, Clear Lake Redi-Mix, Conser Land Surveying, Park Place, Carpet Man, Lakeport Tire, Bruno’s Property Management, Konoctees, C P S Country Air Properties, Mike Holland, Farmers Insurance-Maria Messimer, Bruno’s Shop Smart, Safeway Lakeport, Foods Etc, AAA Insurance, Grocery Outlet (Lakeport& Clearlake), Bratto’s Riviera Foods, Lakeview Market, Sentry Foods, O’Meara Brothers’ Brewery, Flawless Skin by Tessa, Rosa D’Oro Winery, Six Sigma Vineyards, Steele Wines, Smiling Dogs Ranch, Lake County Wine Studio, Jimmy’s Deli, Chacewater Winery, Fore Family Winery, Castello di Amarosa, Sears, Angelina’s Deli, Sutter Lakeside Hospital.

Cheryl Pick is vice president and CFO of First Pick Builders Inc.

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09.30.2023 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Kelseyville Pear Festival
09.30.2023 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Farmers' Market at the Mercantile
10.01.2023 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ron Green Memorial Benefit Concert
10.05.2023 7:30 am - 8:30 am
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Middletown Art Center
10.06.2023 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
David Arkenstone & Friends in concert
10.07.2023 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Sponsoring Survivorship Breast Cancer Run & Walk
10.07.2023 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Farmers' Market at the Mercantile
Columbus Day
10.12.2023 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Rotary Club of Middletown
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