Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Webster
Impressions pre-reset: 420826 Clicks pre-reset: 872

Swinging for Sadie Raises $6,000 for Scholarship Fund

Sadies-iPod-638Sadie Beth SmithMUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (7/23/14) — Sadie Beth Smith lived life to its fullest.

The daughter of Brian and April Smith of Drakesboro, Sadie cherished time with her close-knit family and friends, church activities, school, cheerleading and playing softball.

When Smith passed away in a car accident in 2012 at age 17, those who loved her, along with many who never met her, came together to create the Sadie Beth Smith Scholarship Fund. The sole fundraiser for the scholarship has been a marathon softball tournament held each July since 2012 at the Dunmor and Weir baseball parks. The first two events raised enough money for 13 scholarships for deserving Muhlenberg County High School graduates.

The third annual event held this past weekend, raised an additional $6,000 for the scholarship fund, according to Sadie's uncle, Tyler Smith.

"I can't thank everyone enough," Smith said. "We want to thank all of our family members along with Linda Porter and the Nelson brothers for allowing us to have this tournament, everyone at each field that helped, Jeff Travis, Macey Wilson, Shannon Joines Clack and everyone that helped at the Dunmor event. We also want to thank the MCHS Cheerleading Squad for all the hard work they put in; Tammy Porter Forgy for making our shirts that turned out great; and, each team that came to play. I thank you; without you all this wouldn't be possible. Thank you for coming and doing something you love for a great cause. Now more scholarships can be given out and I'm blessed to be a part of it."

sadie-montage(Sadie-Montage)

Smith added that he can't wait until next year with the hope of adding yet another ball field to the mix. This year's tournament literally outgrew the two available fields.

A limited number of Swingin' for Sadie T-shirts are still available. For for more information, contact April Smith at (270) 543-6662. To make a donation, stop by the Beechmont or Greenville Old National Bank locations.

You can also mail your donation to Old National Bank, 3740 Merle Travis Highway, Beechmont, Ky. 42323.

Be sure to let the bank know you wish the donation to go to the Sadie Beth Smith Scholarship Fund.

Paul McRee
SurfKY News
Photo courtesy of Sadie Smith Scholarship Fund

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

3/13 - 16
button coupons

Stock Report

1 DOW 17,810.06
+91.06 (0.51%)    
2 S&P 2,063.50
+10.75 (0.52%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,712.97
+11.10 (0.24%)    
3/13 - 16
3/13 - 16
button classifieds

In Other News...

Man Accused of Assaulting Coach During Basketball Game

GREENVILLE, Ky. (11/21/14) ― A Muhlenberg County man was charged for third-degree assault of a school employee after an… Read More

Christmas Parades Set for Central City and Greenville

MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (11/20/14) — The marching bands, the floats and numerous area groups and churches are set to… Read More
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

November 18, 2014 4945

Couple Charged for Concealing Food in Infant Car…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
November 17, 2014 4484

Police Charge Woman for Drug Possession After…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
November 15, 2014 3217

Faces & Stories: Hopkins County Tornado

in Video by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
November 17, 2014 3009

Bremen Woman Ejected From Vehicle During Kentucky…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Trooper S.C. Recke
November 21, 2014 2954

Man Accused of Assaulting Coach During Basketball…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
November 19, 2014 2946

Three Injured in Two-Vehicle Collision on South…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Gwen Smith
November 15, 2014 2870

18-Year-Old Injured When Pickup Strikes Railroad…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Patrolman Falon Graham
November 15, 2014 2715

PSC Approves Energy Efficiency Programs for…

in General News For All Sites by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
November 19, 2014 2704

Two Killed When Vehicle Becomes Airborne, Strikes…

in Local (Owensboro) Top News by Daviess County Sheriff's Office
November 18, 2014 2301

Area Talent to Film Music Video at Merle Travis…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Paul McRee, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Today

November 21, 2014 2954

Man Accused of Assaulting Coach During Basketball…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
November 20, 2014 1742

Man on Bicycle Struck by Vehicle on South Main

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Officer Jeff Miller
November 20, 2014 1628

Local Church Prepares for 'Return to Bethlehem'

in Video by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
November 20, 2014 1538

Commercial Truck Accident Closes Northbound Lanes…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Chris Rogers
November 21, 2014 1438

Crashing Dump Trucks in Work Zone Cause Pennyrile…

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Trooper Stu Recke
November 20, 2014 1367

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Nov. 20, 2014

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
November 20, 2014 1354

Man Accused of Kicking in Resident's Door,…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Patrolman Russell Nichols
November 20, 2014 1221

Christmas Parades Set for Central City and…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
November 20, 2014 1207

Muhlenberg County Educator Selected for Induction…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by WKU News
November 20, 2014 960

Evansville Man Charged with Forged Prescription…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Patrolman Russell Nichols

SurfKY News Group, Inc.
Corporate Office & Studio
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431
270.452.2727 (phone)
  •  270.452.2249 (fax)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social fbsocial twsocial yt
social gpsocial flrsocial rss