Many thanks!

Published 8:21 pm Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Bainbridge Bearcats 11 and under baseball tam would like to take this opportunity to say thank you.

Peach State Diamond Sports, based out of Leesburg, Ga., organizes USSSA baseball tournaments for all ages. This organization was able to host the tournament held on June 4 for T.J. Andrews. This was a huge event and took a lot of hard work.

Thank you for your kindness.

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Without the City of Bainbridge, we would not have been able to host this tournament at the new sports complex. We appreciate the city for making this possible.

Diane Atkinson and the entire staff did an outstanding job making sure the fields and concessions were maintained and ready for this tournament. Everything ran very smooth due to their efforts. Thank you!

There were 23 teams that came out to participate in this event for T.J. and we are grateful. We would also like to thank the Bainbridge Dugout Club for making it possible for us to sell tickets for a gas grill to help with the fund-raiser for T.J.’s family.

The purpose of this fund-raiser, as agreed on by the organizing body (PSDS) and the participating teams, was that the majority of the money be used to enhance his education and as a sports fund for T.J. Part of the proceeds will also be used to help the Andrews family with hospital trips and some daily expenses.

A big thank you also goes out to the Tallahassee Heat 11U travel team who raised money to help the family with travel expenses. Ultimate Sports Promotions, based out of Dothan, was the first who donated $100 to the sports and education fund for T.J.

Thank you Bainbridge Bearcats 11U team members for selling bracelets and to Madison Toole for initially beginning the bracelet fund-raiser for T.J.

Thank you to all for helping T.J. and his family during this time.

Stacey Strickland

Bainbridge, Ga.