The Spring 2012 Benefit Tournament will benefit
Age:14 8th Grade
Weston has an autoimmune disorder of his white blood cells known as Hypereosinophilia. Multiple complications occur from this disorder, one of which is known as Eosinophilic Esophagitis. EE affects multiple organs and systems including: Digestive, Respiratory, Connective Tissues and Bones. Weston is tube fed because his body attacks the proteins in food mistaking them as a foreign invader ,and in the process destroys the lining throughout his GI tract. Hypereosinophila also affects his respiratory tract making him vulnerable to infections; while the esoinophils also damage his connective tissues and bones which has left him with Osteoporosis and brittle bones, bone and joint pain and swelling.
His family must travel back and forth to Cincinnati Children's Hospital every few weeks for treatment b/c it is one of only 4 hospitals in the country that treat this rare disorder. Recently Weston spent 4 of the last 6 months undergoing treatment at Cincinnati Children's while also undergoing multiple surgeries of his GI and Respiratory Tracts during this time period.
DBBI would like to help the family by aiding them in their medical bills and travel expenses.
The Luke family has 3 boys and have been active in the DBBI league for the last 11 years. Weston's youngest brother is currently playing 8U Coach pitch.
DBBI also assisted a family in the fall with expenses after they experienced a house fire.
3rd Annual DBBI Preseason Benefit Tournament
Started in 2010, the main purpose of the DBBI Preseason Benefit Tournament was to raise money for DBBI volunteers (board members and/or coaches) who were facing financial challenges as a result of long-term or terminal illnesses. The registration fee and net profits of the concession stands were 100% donated to the person(s) selected by the Board.
In addition to serving as a fund raiser, the tournament provided an exciting atmosphere at the ballpark! With over 50 teams participating in 2010 & 2011, it was an awesome experience for all as the fields were crowded with players of all ages. With a 2 game guarantee for each team, official umpires volunteering their time on the fields, and medals awarded to 1st and 2nd place teams, it was an exciting way to kick-off the baseball season!
As a result of the success of the 2010 & 2011 tournament (over $2300 was donated to each recipient for total donations of a little over $7,000 in 2010 & over $3800 was donated to each recipient for total donations of a little over $7700 in 2011) and the overwhelming positive response from parents and coaches, Denton Boys Baseball will be holding this tournament again in 2012.
The 3rd Annual DBBI Preseason Benefit Tournament will be held on March 10th(one day only). The registration fee is $100 per Rec team with a 2 game guarantee, and medals will be awarded to 1st and 2nd place teams. Again all registration fees and net profits of the concession stands will be donated to the person(s) selected by the Board.
This tournament is a win-win situation for all involved. The organization is able to help past/current volunteers, players, & others in need, and the event provides players with a baseball tournament atmosphere, and gets the teams ready for the upcoming season!
Let’s make 2012 a bigger success than 2011!
If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Abel Puente at firstname.lastname@example.org, or email the office at email@example.com
DBBI rules apply with the following exceptions:
Home vs Visitor
For pool play, it will be determined by a coin flip at the beginning of the game. Dug-out
selection will be first come/first serve. See below for Championship game.
10U and 12U: Pitchers can only throw 2 innings per game and 3 innings all day.
15U: Pitchers can throw 3 innings per day and 4 innings all day.
6U: 1 hour
8U: 1 hour 15 minutes
10U, 12U, 15U: 1 hour 30 minutes
Time limits mark the end of the game.
Teams to advance to the championship game will be determined first by win/loss
record, and then Runs Allowed. If there is still a tie, then a coin toss will be used.
The same tie breakers will be used to determine Home team.