1st Annual Power Alumnae Game
July 11, 2010
The 1st Annual Power Alumni game was held July 11, 2010. For the Alumni this was an opportunity to be reunited with their softball family that they had not seen since their days of wearing the red, black and yellow. The Power wanted to bring the Alumni together during their yearly "Battle in the Burgh" tournament, so that they could potentially see some familiar faces in former players, coaches and umpires.
First, a picnic was held at one of the many complexes that the Pittsburgh Power controls during the tournament. We were able to watch games, play corn hole and simply catch up with one another. After the picnic, we met at another complex to play in the 1st Annual Alumni Game! There were a few who had to dust off their gloves and spikes, but for others it was an opportunity to show that they still had it! Former pitchers had a chance to grace the center of the dusty diamond; catchers had a chance to feel what it was like to use their arms again; batters experienced what it felt to be one on one with the pitcher again, and fielders had the ability to get their gloves dirty! The game was held under the lights to give current Power players the opportunity to come and watch the girls that lead the way for them in the Pittsburgh Power Organization.
The Alumni have also started a Scholarship fund to be given at the Power Banquets to a prospective senior that will be going to College. It is an essay contest with the theme "Where do I see myself in 5 years, and how has the Pittsburgh Power Softball Organization shaped that vision?". We collected donations at the 1st Annual Alumni game in 2010 and netted $200. We would like to give more back to the current players so if you would like to donate either contact Tom Macel at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Stephanie Spisak at Spisaks@gmail.com.
We have only skimmed the surface for potential Alumni to come back and join us for the 2nd Annual Alumni game on July 9th, 2011. We are hoping to field more than just two teams under the lights this coming summer. If you would like to be a part of the 2nd Annual Alumni game please contact Stephanie Spisak via email at Spisaks@gmail.com. We will be sending out emails to the eligible players starting in March, 2011. If you would like to be on that mailing list please contact Stephanie. The emails will be geared towards receiving updated information on each Alumnae and to inform you about the game in July, 2011.