Tuesday, May 12, 2009

This Thursday!

What a great time of year to take in a game, huh? And how about a double-header? And how about a double-header that is earning research dollars for The Kyrie Foundation?!

When Eggbert isn't dressed as an Easter egg or as an elf or as the Wizard of Oz's Winkie Guard, she coaches the girls' softball team at Andover Central High School. With decades professionally invested in public school systems of Kansas, Rita Frakes has been a superbly creative and devoted advocate for kids. (I was lucky enough to be one of 'em.) She has also been an instrumental source of encouragement and spirit for what The Kyrie Foundation is doing. Now, she has fused the two in a way in which you, too, can participate.

Frakes's Andover Central team will play the other Andover High softball team this Thursday, May 14 starting at 4:00 p.m. in "Hit for the Cure," an event where all players gather donations to fight cancer. Both teams will wear pink uniform tops and will donate their proceeds to the cancer charity of their choice. Frakes's kids know she does a lot with The Kyrie Foundation to raise money and awareness for pediatric brain cancer, so they want to give their donations to breast cancer and The Kyrie Foundation.

Isn't that AMAZING!!!! We LOVE it when kids help other kids! And it just goes to show how one person's commitment to a cause can be infectious, can inspire and can one day cure.

As for the big game? YOU ARE INVITED! Again, the girls start at 4:00 p.m. at Andover Central High School on the softball fields behind the school. (603 East Central off of Andover Road.) We'd love to see you in your Kyrie shirts!!

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