Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Webster
Davis Motor Sales banner ad

Swingin’ for Sadie Softball Tournament

SADIE 300GREENVILLE, Ky. (7/26/13) – When tragedy strikes in Muhlenberg County, citizens seem to pull together to become that much stronger, and closer. A prime example is the tragic death of Muhlenberg High School student Sadie Beth Smith, who lost her life in a car accident on January 28 of last year.
 
Although her family and many friends still mourn her loss, they have turned this tragedy into something positive... the weekend-long, county-wide 2nd Annual Swingin' For Sadie Coed Softball Tournament.
 
Friends and family joined together to organize a softball tournament in her memory last year. That tournament was a huge success, raising over $5000. This year's event already has 23 teams scheduled, according to Sadie's uncle, Tyler Smith.
 
Mr. Smith told news officials, "I never thought the event would get this big."  
 
This marathon event is scheduled for Friday night at 6:30 at Dunmor, New Cypress and Weir Ballparks. Saturday action starts at 8:00 a.m. and will last all night up to Sunday morning around 3:00 a.m." Tyler Smith said.
 
Ms. Smith's mother, April Smith, noted that "all proceeds from the event go to the Sadie Beth Smith Scholarship Fund. Scholarship funds are used to help pay for college tuition, books, and other necessities."
 
There is still a great need for donations from area businesses for raffle prizes to be held throughout the event.
 
To make a donation, contact April Smith at (270)543-6662 or stop by the Old National Bank branch in Beechmont. You can also mail your donation to Old National Bank, 3740 Merle Travis Highway, Beechmont, Ky. 42323.
 
For more details on the event contact Tyler Smith at (270) 820-5861.
 
Ms. Smith added that "Our family would like to give a special thanks to local churches and the community for the donations and support, including Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church in Drakesboro, South Carrolton Missionary Baptist Church, Greenville 1st Baptist Church, 2nd Baptist Church in Greenville, Vernal Grove, Greenville United Methodist, Carter Creek and Hazel Creek.

We'd also like to thank the many local businesses that have joined in as sponsors, including Pizza Plus, Central Flooring, Wilcox Muffler & Brake Inc., State Farm (Gary Carver), Poole's Pharmacy Care, Aquascapes Pools & Spa, Town & Country Beauty Shop, -Dr. Kelly Tarter, Big Ben's Cleaning Service in Paducah, Rafferty's in Paducah, and Tammy's T-shirts & Designs."
 
For updates and more details log on to "Swingin' For Sadie" on Facebook.
 
Paul McRee
SurfKY News

© 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.

Posted on 2/2/14
2/6/2014 - posted
button coupons
2/6/2014 - posted
2/6/2014 - posted
button classifieds

In Other News...

Christmas Eve Bloody Brawl Erupts on Dulin Street

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (12/24/14) ― The Madisonville Police Department is investigating a fight involving gunfire and a… Read More

Colonels Take Down Madisonville-North Hopkins

PADUCAH, Ky. (12/26/14) — Madisonville-North Hopkins fell to familiar rival Christian County in the Beltline Electric… Read More
2/6/2014 - posted

Most Read This Week

December 24, 2014 12304

Christmas Eve Bloody Brawl Erupts on Dulin Street

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Doreen Dennis
December 25, 2014 8331

Gift Returns Done Right

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News
December 25, 2014 5684

Arrests Made After Dulin Avenue Christmas Eve…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Officer C.P. Haynie
December 19, 2014 4026

Vehicle Fire Causes Traffic Back-Up on Pennyrile

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Doreen Dennis
December 23, 2014 4015

Couple's Alleged Dispute over Blanket Leads to…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
December 25, 2014 3906

Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - December 25, 2014

in Video by Crime Stoppers
December 22, 2014 3599

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Dec. 22, 2014

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
December 23, 2014 3495

Alleged Theft at Walmart Sends Two to Jail

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
December 20, 2014 3418

KET’s Kentucky Life Segment to Feature Old…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
December 23, 2014 3099

Disturbance Results in Vehicle, Foot Pursuit,…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Officer Tyler Russell

Stories Trending Today

December 24, 2014 12304

Christmas Eve Bloody Brawl Erupts on Dulin Street

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Doreen Dennis
December 25, 2014 8331

Gift Returns Done Right

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News
December 25, 2014 5684

Arrests Made After Dulin Avenue Christmas Eve…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Officer C.P. Haynie
December 25, 2014 3906

Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - December 25, 2014

in Video by Crime Stoppers
December 26, 2014 2289

5-Year-Old Boy Kills Buck/Doe

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Randy Adams
December 24, 2014 1559

Winter Superfoods for Optimal Health

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News
December 26, 2014 1474

Grab the Best Buys This January

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News
December 25, 2014 1474

How to Create Your Household Budget

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News
December 24, 2014 1458

Jobless Rates down in 119 Counties in November…

in General News For All Sites by Kim Brannock
December 25, 2014 1335

SurfKY Spotlight: Hudson Service Center

in Video by Gary Gates, SurfKY News

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