Monday, May 3, 2010

Derricks and Diamonds

Schlumberger is one of the major sponsors of an annual softball benefit tournament for Texas Children's Hospital and the Snowdrop Foundation. This raises funds and donations for the cancer unit of the hospital. They ask that you bring hats (since the children lose their hair and are very self-concious of themselves) and other things such as games and magazines/books to keep in the play area.

Trey and I cleaned out all of our hats that we didn't want anymore, but decided that it would be special if some kiddos were able to get brand new hats that they would want. Not just hand-me-downs. So we went to Academy and asked a couple kids to pick out a hat that they would want to wear so that we could buy it and donate it. We ended up getting 2 hats for a little girl and 2 for a little boy.

This tournament takes place in League City at "big league field of dreams". This field is incredible. There are 10 fields, all named after major baseball stadiums and built to look like the one it's named after. They are technically baseball fields, but it's all turf, so it wasn't much different than playing on dirt, other than the rug burn vs. just a regular, good ol' strawberry.

Here are some photos of the fun times:
This field had everything. Batting cages (Mountasia style), 2 restaurants, playgrounds, an indoor soccer field, beach volleyball courts..."if you build it they will come", right?

Trey was our pitcher all weekend. He did a great job!

Me, Heather and Lee

Trey and JD

Sam's warmin' up for his big hit...


  1. Looks like fun fields. I miss softball. I wish I was there to play with you! :(

  2. I wish you could play with me too :(

  3. just stumbled across your blog, and had to comment on this park. It is seriously incredible, isn't it? My cousin paid in a little leage all stars tournment there two years ago. Looks like you guys had fun.