Kicking it for Charity
On Saturday, Sept. 28 we packed up the Miner van with people, snacks, and a cow costume and headed south to Plattsburgh for the Fourth Annual ETS Charity Kickball Tournament. This marks the second year that Miner Institute has entered a team. Although it was a bit cloudy and at times pretty rainy, the overall consensus was that it was a lot of fun! The Miner Threat team -- Sarah Morrison, Laura Klaiber, Mark Haney, Adam LaCount, Dan Belrose, Jared Ashline, Lisa Klaiber, ShyAnne Koehler, Ashton Nelson, and Bruno Franco -- played four games in total, but ultimately the Plattco Hessian Soldiers outplayed us 1-0 in back-to-back games and went on to win the division. All of the proceeds raised --$3000 in 2019 -- go to charity. This year, $1000 was donated to the United Way of the Adirondack Region, $1000 was donated to the Elmore SPCA, and $1000 was donated to the Make a Wish Foundation. Each year, proceeds go to the United Way and then the winning teams get to choose a charity to donate remaining funds to. This year's tournament featured a competitive and a fun division. Plattco won the fun division and UPS won the competitive division.
Smiles were plentiful and everyone who participated had a great time. We are grateful that ETS had the vision and the aptitude to organize this tournament and allow us to help the community while building our team and honestly having a ton of fun! We are aiming our sights high for 2020 as we want to be crowned kickball champs and determine which deserving charity will get a financial boost!