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SLUGFEST 2021 WRAP UP

Thank you to all the players and families who raised money for SDLL and who came out for SlugFest on Friday April 30th and Saturday May 1st! And a special thank you to the volunteers who came out to judge, check in players and set up pitching machines.

SDLL players raised a truly amazing $67,000 dollars! We are extremely proud of the players and their commitment to SDLL, as well as humbled by the generosity of the SDLL community and its fans. 

Slugfest Slugging Winners

Champions: Majors Baseball - Anthony Landano (Angels) & NJ Uhlenberg (Mets), Majors Softball - JJ Thornburg (Daredevils), Minors Softball - Ava Tarpey (Hit Squad), AAA Baseball - John Kindem (Mets), AA Baseball - Ryan McDowell (Blue Jays), A Baseball - Jackson Hoots (Braves), Rookie Baseball - Lou Whitt (Blue Jays)

2nd Place: Majors Baseball - Reign Taylor (Royals), Minors Softball - McKenna White (Cosmic Chinchillas), AAA Baseball - Samuel Thomas (Mariners), AA Baseball - Cole Souto (Marlins), A Baseball - Ethan Sturkie (Tigers), Rookie Baseball - Lochlan Yorkery (Red Sox)

3rd Place: Majors Baseball - Hudson Kelly (Cubs), Minors Softball - Austyn Slack (Cosmic Chinchillas), AAA Baseball - Jack Bomar (Mets), AA Baseball - Colby Lange (Phillies), A Baseball – Cullen Bagby (Braves) & Colin Sholtz (Red Sox), Rookie - Evan Burk (Pirates)

And a special congratulations to Lee Fitch (AAA Braves). Lee placed 4th in the AAA SlugFest slugging, just a few points behind our 3rd place winner. As you may remember, Lee was seriously injured in an accident earlier in the season and has made a truly remarkable recovery. To compete in SlugFest and place 4th was nothing short of amazing and a testament to his courage and hard work!

Players in SDLL Sponsor Marco’s Pizza Cheesy Bread Club (Hit Dinger, Win Free Cheesy Bread): Ben Bernard (Majors - Royals), Anthony Landano (Majors - Angels), Reign Taylor (Majors - Royals), NJ Uhlenberg (Majors - Mets)

Slugfest Fundraising Winners

Team goal ($1000+) Achieved – PIZZA PIZZA: Majors Baseball - Angels (Fitzsimmons), Braves (Richardson), Cubs (Kelly), Mets (Norris), Royals (Taylor); Majors Softball - Daredevils (Crockett); Minors Softball - Cosmic Chinchillas (Oonk), Hit Squad (Kelly); AAA Baseball - Braves (Farris), Cubs (Ferrell), Giants (Cole), Mariners (Thomas), Mets (Rocke), Red Sox (Lefebvre); AA Baseball - Blue Jays (Holmes), Mariners (Rosen), Marlins (Smith), Phillies (Gerding), Rays (Zapotoczny), Twins (King); A Baseball - Braves (Teis), Cardinals (Lawson), Giants (Boyer), Red Sox (Sholtz), Tigers (Sturkie), White Sox (King); Rookie Baseball - Blue Jays (Allen), Braves (Goodmon), Pirates (Warren), Rays (Dean), and Red Sox (Christopher)  

T-Ball Team Goal ($200+) Achieved – WE GO LOCO….POPS: Crimson (Brown), Gold (Cooke), Red (Gerding), Purple (Goode), Dark Green (Jones), Light Blue (McCaffrey), Royal Blue (McClure), Green (Moran)

Teams with 100% Participation – WE GO LOCO….POPS: Mets (Majors Baseball - Norris), Cosmic Chinchillas (Minors Softball - Oonk), Cubs (AAA - Ferrell), Mariners (AAA - Thomas), Blue Jays (AA - Holmes), Phillies (AA - Gerding), Mariners (AA - Rosen), Braves (A - Teis), Tigers (A - Sturkie), Pirates (Rookie - Warren)   

Team raising the most money: Cosmic Chinchillas (Minors Softball - Oonk)

Teams giving the Cosmic Chinchillas a run for their $$$$$: AAA Mariners (Thomas), AA Blue Jays (Holmes), Rookie Pirates (Warren), AAA Mets (Rocke) 

T-Ball Team raising the most money:  Light Blue (McCaffrey)

Top Fundraisers for SlugFest (Durham Bulls Field of Dreams Team June 13th):  Lilah Ward (Minors Softball Cosmic Chinchillas), Jonathan Heaton (Rookie Red Sox), Joshua Rosen (AA Mariners), Thomas Stann (AAA Mariners), Matthew Beaulieu (Majors Baseball Braves), Brennan Basiliere (AAA Mets), Tyler Beaulieu (AA Phillies), Jaiden Rose (Rookie Braves), Bryant Pippitt (A Cardinals), Grayson Kohn (AA - Blue Jays), Peyton Shpak (Rookie Blue Jays), Matthew Zapotoczny (AA Rays), Conrad Fisher (A Red Sox), Kyle Capone (Majors Baseball Mets), Owen Hanks (A Braves), Charlotte McCaffrey (T-ball Light Blue), William McCaffrey (T-ball Light Blue), and Toren Brown (T-ball Crimson) 

Winners of the 103 SlugFest Raffle Prizes: Please Click HERE!

When looking at the raffle list, please note all the local businesses and ball clubs that GAVE generously to the raffle. Part of our success relies upon their commitment to the South Durham Little League community – show them how appreciative we are of their support; cheer for them, shop or eat at their businesses and just say thanks. 

ALL SDLL SlugFest Raffle Prize Winners will receive their winning prize in the week or two from their team parent and/or coach, or will receive an email with instructions from the SDLL Board Secretary. In addition, if your player raised money for SDLL but did not receive a water bottle, never fear, your player will receive one in the next week or two. ALL SDLL SlugFest Slugging Winners will receive their trophy during the End of Season Tournament Championship Game for their respective division. 

Congratulations to all, and on behalf of the Board of Directors, THANK YOU for making this our most successful SlugFest! #GOSDLL

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SLUGFEST is back for 2021!!

SDLL’s one and only annual fundraiser is SlugFest. All monies raised by the SlugFest fundraiser are intended for use by SDLL to provide new and/or improved facilities and equipment for our players. Some recent examples include new field tractors, storage facilities, contracted field work at Githens, Shepard and Hillside softball fields as well as Cresset Christian Academy and Alston Ridge, additional work at Herndon Park and Parkwood, new base plates at various fields, new catching gear, machine pitch pitcher helmets, baseball bats and batting helmets, to name just a few.  

SlugFest 2021 is scheduled for April 30th at Herndon Park and May 1st at Herndon Park and Parkwood Field. Majors Baseball is scheduled for April 30th at Herndon Park. All other teams will slug at Herndon Park or Parkwood field on May 1st. Click here or see below for slugging times. 

Each individual player is asked to collect flat donations for SlugFest. The league fundraising goal is $36,000. We need your help to get there! Each baseball (Rookie through Majors) and softball (Minors and Majors) team has a fundraising goal of $1000. All T-Ball teams have a fundraising goal of $200. Some of the many individual participant and team awards, prizes and giveaways are as follows:

  1. FREE GIVEAWAY – a cool orange water bottle with SDLL logo for all players who raise money for SlugFest.

  2. FREE PRIZES – every player raising money for SlugFest, whether swinging or not, will be entered into the Annual SlugFest Raffle. The raffle occurs a few days after SlugFest, and the SDLL goal is to raffle 100 prizes, including baseball and softball camps and clinics, gift certificates from many local restaurants and stores, DUKE, UNC, SDLL and LLWS apparel and goods, Durham Bulls giveaways and more!  

  3. FREE LOCOPOP – a free Locopop from SDLL for each player whose team (all Softball and Baseball Teams, including T-ball) has 100% participation.

  4. FREE PIZZA – Rookie through Majors baseball teams and all softball teams achieving their team fundraising goal will earn free cheese or pepperoni pizza and drinks on SDLL from a local league pizza sponsor.

  5. FREE SWINGS – for all baseball and softball teams achieving their team fundraising goal prior to their scheduled slugging time, each player on the team will receive the maximum number of swings (12) regardless of the amount each individual player raised.

  6. DURHAM BULLS FIELD OF DREAMS - The top 15 players (T-Ball through Majors Baseball Teams and all Softball Teams) to raise the most money will be eligible to participate in the Durham Bulls Field of Dreams during SDLL Night at the DBAP, scheduled for June 13th.

  7. SLUGFEST TROPHY – for all baseball and softball teams, the slugging champs for each division will be given a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place SlugFest trophy at the End of Season Tournament Championship Game. 

New this year, in addition to accepting checks and cash, SDLL will be utilizing Give Lively for Peer-to-Peer Fundraising! Please click here for instructions on how to set up your player’s peer-to-peer fundraising link and how to share that link with friends and family. You will need to set up a specific peer-to-peer link for each player in your family so that we can keep track of donations for each team

All donations to SDLL are tax deductible. In addition, your player should receive his/her SlugFest fundraising collection envelope from your team coach or parent in April. If you do not receive it, please let your coach or team parent know. Remember, all donations collected for SlugFest are a flat donation. If you donate via check or cash and need a donation receipt, please click here.

SlugFest is a great day of baseball and softball and your chance to swing for the fences! We can’t wait to see you there!

CLICK HERE SLUGFEST DONATION RECEIPT

SlugFest Tentative Times, April 30, 2021

Field Two - Herndon Park

Time

Team

Coach


Majors


5:00


Cubs - Kelly

5:30


Angels - Fitzsimmons

6:00


Mets - Norris

6:30


Braves - Richardson

7:00


Royals - Taylor


SlugFest Tentative Times, May 1, 2021  

Field One – Herndon Park

Time

Team

Coach


AAA


8:30


Cubs - Ferrell

9:00


Braves - Farris

9:30

No team scheduled to hit

10:00


Mariners - Thomas

10:30


Red Sox - Lefebvre

11:00


Mets - Rocke

11:30


Giants - Cole

Field One - Herndon Park

Time

Team

Coach


AA


12:00


Phillies - Gerding

12:30


Marlins - Smith

1:00


Twins - King

1:30


Mariners - Rosen

2:00


Rays - Zapotoczny

2:30


Blue Jays - Holmes

Field One - Herndon Park

Time

Team

Coach


Softball - all


3:00


Cosmic Chinchillas - Oonk

3:30


Hit Squad - Kelly

4:00


Daredevils - Crockett

4:30


Blue Jays - Campbell


Parkwood Field

Time

Team

Coach


Rookie


10:00


Red Sox - Christopher

10:30


Rays - Dean

11:00


Blue Jays - Allen

11:30


Pirates - Warren

12:00


Braves - Goodmon

Parkwood Field

Time

Team

Coach


A


1:00


Giants - Boyer

1:30


Braves - Teis

2:00

No team scheduled to hit

2:30


Tigers - Sturkie

3:00


White Sox - King

3:30


Cardinals - Lawson

4:00


Red Sox - Sholtz

 


 

 



 
 
    
    
    
    
    
   
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
 

 

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