Selling cookies for the team


Carolina Slammers fundraiser raises $406

Charles Warner | The Union Times The Carolina Slammers 10U Travel Ball Team held a fundraiser at McDonald’s this past Wednesday. Team members and their sibilings sold McDonald’s soft baked cookies as part of the event. Pictured here with a tray of cookies and a sign thanking customers for supporting the team are Nathan Weaver, Landon Sumner, Izzy Sumner, Joe Knox, Libby Hardin, and Julie Knox.


Charles Warner | The Union Times This bag was for donations to the Carolina Slammers 10U Travel Team during the team’s fundraiser at McDonald’s this past Wednesday. Team members and their siblings sold McDonald’s soft baked cookies as part of the event as well as collecting donations. In addition, McDonald’s donated 15 percent of the revenues from the sale of other menu items during the three-hour event to the team.


Charles Warner | The Union Times Trays full of McDonald’s soft baked cookies were sold by the Carolina Slammers 10U Travel Team during the team’s fundraiser at McDonald’s this past Wednesday. One hundred percent of the revenue from those sales went to support the team. The team also received 15 percent of the revenue generated by the sale of other menu items by the restaurant during the three-hour event.


UNION COUNTY — Cookies were sold by members of the team and their siblings during the Carolina Slammers 10U Travel Ball Team fundraiser at McDonald’s this past Wednesday.

The fundraiser began at 5 p.m., and for the next three hours the members of the team and their siblings sold trays full of McDonald’s cookies with 100 percent of the proceeds of those sales going to the team.

The team also received 15 percent of the revenues generated by the sales of other items on the menu made by the restaurant during that time.

There were also green bags placed in the restaurant for people to place other donations in.

By the time the evening was done the team had raised $406.

Games

On the diamond this past weekend the Slammers had two wins and two losses.

Saturday’s Game 1 vs the Thunderstixx

Cade Coker had 2 singles.

Mason Cromer had a triple.

Andrew Latham had a single.

Mason Small had a single.

Josh Brandon had a single.

Rylan Lancaster had a single.

Game 2 vs Boiling Springs Thunderdogs

Tanner Hardin had a single.

Saturday’s pitchers:

Tanner Hardin — 1 inning

Andrew Latham — 2 innings

Christian Hughey — 3 innings

Joe Knox — 1 inning

Garrison Hooper — 2 innings

Sunday’s Game 1 vs Carolina Mud Dawgs

Cade Coker had a single.

Andrew Latham had a single.

Mason Small had a double and a single.

Josh Brandon had a single.

Tanner Hardin scored the winning run, batted in by Joe Knox’s hit.

Game 2 vs the Devil Dogs

Mason Cromer had a single.

Garrison Hooper had a single.

Sunday’s pitchers:

Tanner Hardin — 3 innings

Christian Hughey — 3 innings

Josh Brandon — 5 innings

Garrison Hooper — 1 inning

The Slammers’ Schedule

May 20-21 — Lexington

May 27-28 — Upstate, possibly Timken Sports Complex

June 10-11 — Upstate, possibly Timken Sports Complex

Local Sports Briefs

Here is some more of what’s going on in sports in Union County.

Fishing Rodeo

The J.A.K.E.S. Public Safety/Kids Fun Day Fishing Rodeo will be held Saturday, May 20 from 9 a.m.-noon at Foster Park Lake.

Children who take part in the event will not only get the chance to fish for the Catfish the lake will be stocked with but also enjoy other fun activities, a free lunch, and chances to win prizes including lifetime fishing licenses.

The J.A.K.E.S. Public Safety/Kids Fun Day Fishing Rodeo is an annual event sponsored by the following agencies:

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

The National Wild Turkey Federation

The City of Union

The US Forest Service

The Union County Parks and Recreation Department

Catfish

As with each previous rodeo, the lake will be stocked with Catfish brought in specifically for the event. Once the lake is stocked with the Catfish, no one will be permitted to fish in it until the rodeo is held.

Special Needs

The only exception to the ban on fishing in the lake after the Catfish are placed in it waters, will be on Thursday, May 18 during the Special Needs Fishing Rodeo.

Sponsored by the US Forest Service, the event is designed to give special needs children the opportunity to fish. The event will be catch and release.

Participants

The rodeo is for children ages 6-15 who, according to a press release issued by the SCDNR announcing the event, must be accompanied by an adult. No adult fishing, however, is allowed during the rodeo unless it is a parent and/or other adult family member assisting the child in fishing.

Participants in the rodeo are required to bring their own fishing equipment and tackle. A limited amount of bait will be provided at the May 20 event, but participants are advised to bring their own.

Prizes

Some of the Catfish will be tagged and if caught the child who catches them during the rodeo will win a prize.

In addition to the prizes to be won catching a tagged Catfish, the children signed up for the rodeo will have the opportunity to win a lifetime fishing license. There will be a drawing for a total of seven lifetime fishing licenses during the rodeo.

Other Activities

While fishing will be the primary activity, the rodeo will also feature a number of other fun activities for the children in attendance including:

A cammo station

BB gun targeting shooting

Archery

Rock wall climbing

• A reptile exhibit which will provide information on reptiles that live in the area and how they benefit nature.

• A smoke house to demonstrate how to safely get out of a burning building.

When children sign up for the rodeo, they will be given a ticket for a free lunch that will be served at 11:30 a.m.

Registration

While pre-registration is preferred, on-site registration will open at 8 a.m. the day of the rodeo. Registration forms are also available at the Union Public Safety Department, 215 Thompson Boulevard, Union. To register online go to www.dnr.sc.gov/aquaticed/rodeos or call 803-737-8483.

Schedules

The following are the schedules of some of the sporting events taking place in Union County.

Dixie Girls Season Schedule

This is the Dixie Girls Softball Season is under way and this is the schedule of games for each of its leagues for the sixth week of the season.

(All Tee Ball games are played at the City Park T Ball Field while those of the Angels, Debs & Belles, Darlings, PonyTails, and SweeTees leagues are played at the Timken Sports Complex.)

Angels

(Ages 9-10)

• Monday, May 15

7 p.m.: Crisp & Son vs WoodForest

(Timken, Field 6)

• Tuesday, May 16

7 p.m.: Peahuff Auto & Diesel vs Crisp & Son

(Timken, Field 6)

• Thursday, May 18

7 p.m.: Timken vs D&S

(Timken, Field 6)

Debs & Belles

(Ages 13-18)

• Monday, May 15

7 p.m.: State Farm vs NAPA

(Timken, Field 7)

• Friday, May 19

5:30 p.m.: Founders vs P&C

(Timken, Field 7)

• Friday, May 19

7 p.m.: NAPA vs State Farm

(Timken, Field 7)

Darlings

(Ages 7-8)

• Monday, May 15

5:30 p.m.: La Fogata vs Rotary

(Timken, Field 6)

• Tuesday, May 16

5:30 p.m.: Union Kar Connection vs Affordable Title Loans

(Timken, Field 6)

• Friday, May 19

5:30 p.m.: Rotary vs Union Kar Connection

(Timken, Field 6)

Ponytails

(Ages 11-12)

• Monday, May 15

5:30 p.m.: 1st Franklin vs Wicks Locksmith

(Timken, Field 7)

• Tuesday, May 16

7 p.m.: Woodmen Chapter 323 vs VitaLink

(Timken, Field 7)

• Friday, May 19

7 p.m.: VitaLink vs 1st Franklin

(Timken, Field 6)

SweeTees

(Ages 4-6)

• Tuesday, May 16

5:30 p.m.: WoodForest lil’ Divas vs State Farm

(Timken, Field 7)

• Thursday, May 18

5:30 p.m.: WoodForest lil’ Divas vs Eddies Carpet

(Timken, Field 6)

Tee Ball

(Ages 2-4)

• Tuesday, May 16

6 p.m.: Frank Hart Allstate vs ShamPooches

(City Park T-Ball)

• Thursday, May 18

6 p.m.: Frank Hart Allstate vs Bonham FD

(City Park T-Ball)

Dixie Youth Season Schedule

The Dixie Youth Baseball Season is under way and this is the schedule of games for each league for the sixth week of the season.

(All Tee Ball games are played at the South Hills Tee Ball Field while all Machine Pitch Junior, Machine Pitch Senior, Minors, and O’Zone games are played at the Timken Sports Complex.)

Tee Ball

(Ages 3 & 4)

• Monday, May 15

6 p.m.: Sonoco vs. Buffalo Pawn Shop

• Tuesday, May 16

6 p.m.: Backdraft Customs vs. Charlie’s Auto Sales

• Thursday, May 18

6 p.m.: Founders vs. NAPA

Machine Pitch Juniors

(Ages 5 & 6)

• Tuesday, May 16

Field 3

5:30 p.m.: Police Club vs. Gestamp

6:30 p.m: USC-Union vs. Founders

Thursday, May 18

Field 1

5:30 p.m.: El Poblano vs.Gestamp

6:30 p.m: P&C vs. La Fogata

Machine Pitch Seniors

(Ages 7 & 8)

Monday, May 15

Field 3

5:30 p.m.: State Farm vs. Founders

7 p.m.: New Horizon vs. Timken

Thursday, May 18

Field 3

5:30 p.m: Timken vs. New Horizon

7 p.m.: D&S Land Surveying vs. Affordable Title Loans

Friday, May 19

Field 3

5:30 p.m.: Affordable Title Loans vs. D&S Land Survey

7 p.m.: Founders vs. State Farm

Minors

(Ages 9 & 10)

• Monday, May 15

Field 1

5:30 p.m.: Kendall Austin R&C vs. Jimmy’s Galaxy

7:30 p.m.: Humphries vs. Rotary Club

• Tuesday, May 16

Field 1

5:30 p.m.: Edwards Tax vs. Founders

7:30 p.m.: Jimmy’s Galaxy vs. Kendall Austin

• Friday, May 19

Field 1

5:30 p.m.: Rotary Club vs. Humphries

7:30 p.m.: Founders vs. Edwards Tax

O’Zone

(Ages 11 & 12)

Monday, May 15

Field 4

5:30 p.m.: Crisp & Son vs. Union NCO Club

7:30 p.m.: Brown’s Roofing vs. Lions Club

Thursday, May 18

Field 4

5:30 p.m.: Lions Club vs. Brown’s Roofing

7:30 p.m.: Union NCO Club vs. Crisp & Son

Miracle League Season Schedule

The 2017 Miracle League of Union County Baseball Season is continuing. Below is the schedule of games that will take place this season through the end of May.

Monday, May 15

— 6 p.m.: Civitan vs Rippy’s

— 7 p.m.: Fantastics vs Buffalo Pawn

• Tuesday, May 16

— 6 p.m.: Harper General Contractors vs Lily’s Auto Sales

— 7 p.m.: Buffalo Pawn vs Kendall Austin Roofing & Construction

• Monday, May 22

— 6 p.m.: Civitan vs Rippy’s

— 7 p.m.: TOURNEY — Fantastics vs Kendall Austin Roofing — 1 inning. Winner of that game vs Buffalo Pawn — 1 inning.

• Tuesday, May 23

— 6 p.m.: Harper General Contractors vs Lily’s Auto Sales

• Monday, May 29

— 6 p.m.: SEASON CELEBRATION — Civitan vs Rippy’s

— 7 p.m.: SEASON CELEBRATION — Fantastics vs Buffalo Pawn vs Kendall Austin Roofing

• Tuesday, May 30

— 6 p.m.: SEASON CELEBRATION — Harper General Contractors vs Lily’s Auto Sales

UCHS Track And Field

• Saturday, May 13 — State at Spring Valley — Away — TBA

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Charles Warner | The Union Times The Carolina Slammers 10U Travel Ball Team held a fundraiser at McDonald’s this past Wednesday. Team members and their sibilings sold McDonald’s soft baked cookies as part of the event. Pictured here with a tray of cookies and a sign thanking customers for supporting the team are Nathan Weaver, Landon Sumner, Izzy Sumner, Joe Knox, Libby Hardin, and Julie Knox.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/web1_IMG_0884.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times The Carolina Slammers 10U Travel Ball Team held a fundraiser at McDonald’s this past Wednesday. Team members and their sibilings sold McDonald’s soft baked cookies as part of the event. Pictured here with a tray of cookies and a sign thanking customers for supporting the team are Nathan Weaver, Landon Sumner, Izzy Sumner, Joe Knox, Libby Hardin, and Julie Knox.

Charles Warner | The Union Times This bag was for donations to the Carolina Slammers 10U Travel Team during the team’s fundraiser at McDonald’s this past Wednesday. Team members and their siblings sold McDonald’s soft baked cookies as part of the event as well as collecting donations. In addition, McDonald’s donated 15 percent of the revenues from the sale of other menu items during the three-hour event to the team.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/web1_IMG_0882.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times This bag was for donations to the Carolina Slammers 10U Travel Team during the team’s fundraiser at McDonald’s this past Wednesday. Team members and their siblings sold McDonald’s soft baked cookies as part of the event as well as collecting donations. In addition, McDonald’s donated 15 percent of the revenues from the sale of other menu items during the three-hour event to the team.

Charles Warner | The Union Times Trays full of McDonald’s soft baked cookies were sold by the Carolina Slammers 10U Travel Team during the team’s fundraiser at McDonald’s this past Wednesday. One hundred percent of the revenue from those sales went to support the team. The team also received 15 percent of the revenue generated by the sale of other menu items by the restaurant during the three-hour event.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/web1_IMG_0886.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times Trays full of McDonald’s soft baked cookies were sold by the Carolina Slammers 10U Travel Team during the team’s fundraiser at McDonald’s this past Wednesday. One hundred percent of the revenue from those sales went to support the team. The team also received 15 percent of the revenue generated by the sale of other menu items by the restaurant during the three-hour event.
Carolina Slammers fundraiser raises $406
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