Chris Bartholomew Memorial Scholarship Softball Tournament 2014

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2014 TOURNAMENT INFO:

PLEASE REGISTER BY WEDNESDAY SEPT 17 BY CALLING 816-305-6893

BEFORE September 13th-$150 entry fee + $20 ASA fee if your TEAM NAME is not registered with ASA. THIS IS AN ASA SANCTIONED TOURNAMENT.

AFTER September 13th-$200 entry fee + $20 ASA fee if your TEAM NAME is not registered with ASA.

 

*You can use ASA, USSSA & NSA BATS

*Rosters & any money owed must be turned in before the start of the 1st game. So please arrive in time to get your rosters signed & turned in! IF YOUR ROSTERS ARE NOT TURNED IN YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO START YOUR 2ND GAME UNTIL IT IS COMPLETE AND TIME TAKEN WILL BE DEDUCTED FROM YOUR GAME TIME

* You can pay $5 for each additional home run over the ASA limit if you do not want to take the out.
Home runs allowed: Men’s C-3; Men’s rec-1; co-ed-1.

*Who wants to be a millionaire raffle!

MEN’S DIVISION RULES

Standard Rules for all Kansas City Metro ASA Events

With rules for the Chris Bartholomew Softball Tournament added

  • The batter will enter the batter’s box with a count of one ball and one strike (1&1). The batter will be allowed a bonus or extra foul after two strikes before invoking the appropriate rules for the third strike.
  • Teams will hit the softballs they furnish. Balls must be ASA approved-Men will use the 52/300 Optic Yellow Softball; Women will use the 44/375 Optic Yellow Softball.
  • Men’s teams must start and finish with a minimum of 8 players. The open batting positions will not be declared an out unless as a result of an ejection. If player must leave during game, compress lineup without any outs.
  • Run spreads of 15 after three innings and 10 after five innings will apply in all games.
  • One hour time limit on all pool play games. One hour ten minute time limit on single elimination.
  • Rosters must be turned in before the start of your first game. Please have them filled out completely or allow adequate time before the 1st game to do so. It is the manager’s responsibility to see that this is done. Failure of the manager to turn in a roster will result in the forfeiture of any game in question. If not turned in by start of second game with any fees owed, team will not be allowed to play until completed. Wristbands will be given when all rosters and money is turned in and must be worn the entire tournament.
  • Managers will have the option of challenging rosters until completion of the 4th inning. Roster checks after this point will be allowed only if the player in question enters the game after the completion of the 4th inning.
  • A player may NOT play on two teams in the same division.
  • A player mayNOT play on two men’s teams. A player MAY play on a men’s and coed.
  • The ball must be delivered with a perceptible arc and reach a height of at least 6 feet from the ground while not exceeding a height of 10 feet from the ground.
  • No pinch runners-exception: base runner injury at time of play, at umpire’s discretion
  • Teams allowed 10 minutes grace period but time counts against time limit.
  • ASA,USSSA & NSA SLOWPITCH certified bats may be used. Team found using an illegal bat-the bat will be removed from the game and the action of play involved will be an out. No ejections.
  • Teams may bat 12 players

Men’s competitive allowed 3 home runs

Men’s recreational allowed 1 home run

Coed allowed 1 home run.

ADDITIONAL HOME RUNS MAY BE BOUGHT FOR $5 TO AVOID AN OUT. $5 MUST BE PAID AT THE TIME OF THE HOME RUN TO THE UMPIRE

All other basic rules for ASA will be followed. All discrepancies in rules will be the final call of the tournament director or head umpire.

There will be a 1 hr break after pool play before the start of eliminations

*All bats must be certified. A current listing is on at www.softball.org

 

COED DIVISION RULES

Standard Rules for all Kansas City Metro ASA Events

With rules for the Chris Bartholomew Softball Tournament added

  • The batter will enter the batter’s box with a count of one ball and one strike (1&1). The batter will be allowed a bonus or extra foul after two strikes before invoking the appropriate rules for the third strike.
  • Teams will hit the softballs they furnish. Balls must be ASA approved-Men will use the 52/300 Optic Yellow Softball; Women will use the 44/375 Optic Yellow Softball.
  • Coed teams must have 5 men & 4 women; 4 men & 5 women or 4 & 4. If 4 women, 5th is not an out, compress women batters. Must have 8 players, equal men & women. If more women than men you can play 9 in the field. If more men than women, extra man can bat only, cannot play the field.
  • Run spreads of 15 after three innings and 10 after five innings will apply in all games.
  • One hour time limit on all pool play games. One hour ten minute time limit on single elimination.
  • Rosters must be turned in before the start of your first game. Please have them filled out completely or allow adequate time before the 1st game to do so. It is the manager’s responsibility to see that this is done. Failure of the manager to turn in a roster will result in the forfeiture of any game in question. If not turned in by start of second game with any fees owed, team will not be allowed to play until completed. Wristbands will be given when all rosters and money is turned in and must be worn the entire tournament.
  • Managers will have the option of challenging rosters until completion of the 4th inning. Roster checks after this point will be allowed only if the player in question enters the game after the completion of the 4th inning.
  • A player may NOT play on two teams in the same division.
  • A player mayNOT play on two men’s teams. A player MAY play on a men’s and coed.
  • The ball must be delivered with a perceptible arc and reach a height of at least 6 feet from the ground while not exceeding a height of 10 feet from the ground.
  • No pinch runners-exception: base runner injury at time of play, at umpire’s discretion
  • Teams allowed 10 minutes grace period but time counts against time limit.
  • ASA,USSSA & NSA SLOWPITCH certified bats may be used. Team found using an illegal bat-the bat will be removed from the game and the action of play involved will be an out. No ejections.
  • Teams may bat 12 players

Men’s competitive allowed 3 home runs

Men’s recreational allowed 1 home run

Coed allowed 1 home run.

ADDITIONAL HOME RUNS MAY BE BOUGHT FOR $5 TO AVOID AN OUT. $5 MUST BE PAID AT THE TIME OF THE HOME RUN TO THE UMPIRE.

All other basic rules for ASA will be followed. All discrepancies in rules will be the final call of the tournament director or head umpire.

There will be a 1 hr break after pool play before the start of eliminations

Scholarship Details
The scholarship was established in memory of Chris Bartholomew, a 2004 graduate of North Kansas City High School. Chris was a young man with many goals; one was to work as a police officer. Chris worked a full-time job and when to college, studying Criminal Justice, to make this dream come true. However, on May 20, 2007, a senseless act of violence not only cut Chris’s hopes and dreams short, it cut his life short. Chris played sports beginning at age 5, from t-ball to baseball, football and soccer. He played adult softball up until the time of his death and this is what he loved; any and all sports!

This scholarship will help an area high school student achieve their goals of attending college. The main criteria for the scholarship are that the student be going into the Criminal Justice Field and that they play sports. We also require a short essay, along with transcripts.

In the past 4 years, the scholarship has awarded 4 – $1000.00 scholarships. We now offer a $1000 scholarship for the North Kansas City School District and a $1000 scholarship for the Liberty School District.

Last year’s tournament represented 20 men’s and co-ed teams, and over 300 people. Posters and flyers for the tournament are locally posted on ball fields, businesses, and on several websites to attract as many teams to join as possible.

Acceptable offerings for sponsorships include prizes for the raffle, cash donations, and the opportunity to have your business recognized on the fields. We would be happy to pass along any specials you would like to offer our attendees, such as, flyers or coupons, food or drinks specials, etc. All sponsors receive special acknowledgement for their generous involvement in the sign-up packets provided to each attendee.

In addition, the local media has lent Chris’s cause their support with coverage of the tournament. We send a press release prior to the tournament date to keep Chris’s story alive and help extend our resources to provide individuals with the knowledge of the events to the public.

Would you like to sponsor Chris’s softball tournament? Sponsorships available!

SPONSORSHIP &
DONATION
INFORMATION

Sponsorship Price Range and Recognition
Field Sponsorship:
$300.00 – 4’ x 8’ Signage on a field and Acknowledgement on Bracket Sheet; 5 fields available
Dugout Sponsorship:
$150.00 – 2’ x 4’ Signage in a dugout and Acknowledgement to players to go to “xyz’s signs dugout;” 10 available (if more than 10 are sold, signage will post on fencing
Outfield Sponsorship:
$200.00 – 3’ x 5’ Signage on the fencing in the outfield; unlimited available
All Signage will be on a quality vinyl banner, professionally printed with your logo.
*Logos must be sent by email in a format that allows editing capabilities for enlarging purposes only.
Contact Misty Kirwan (816) 305-6893
Or
Angi Mattivi (816) 739-9315
Chris.softball@yahoo.com
or
mistyw@kc.rr.com

ABOUT THE TOURNAMENT AND LOCATION

Chris Bartholomew Memorial Scholarship Softball Tournament
September 20, 2014
Fountain Bluff Sports Complex, Liberty, MO MAPQUEST DIRECTIONS
Men’s competitive, Rec & Co-Ed divisions

www.facebook.com/chrissoftballtourney

 

 

The Memory Walk 2013: A Journey Through Grief

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The memory walk is Oct 5th.

Date

Start: Saturday, October 5, 2013 @ 8:30 AM (CDT)

Address
Kansas City Police Academy
6801 NE Pleasant Valley Rd
Kansas City , MO 64119
Registration Closing Date

Thursday, October 3, 2013 @ 11:59 PM (CDT)

You can register at the link below.

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If you would like to walk in Memory of Chris Bartholomew in the place where it says team name put “Team Chris B”
http://www.active.com/running/kansas-city-mo/the-memory-walk-a-journey-through-grief-2013-xr023

Press Release-Chris Bartholomew Memorial Scholarship Softball Tournament 2013

PRESS RELEASE FOR TOURNAMENT CLICK HERE AND PLEASE SHARE

2013 TOURNAMENT INFO:

PLEASE REGISTER BY WEDNESDAY SEPT 18 BY CALLING 816-305-6893

$150 entry fee + $20 ASA fee if your TEAM NAME is not registered with ASATHIS IS AN ASA SANCTIONED TOURNAMENT.

*You can use ASA, USSSA & NSA BATS

*Rosters & any money owed must be turned in before the start of the 1st game. So please arrive in time to get your rosters signed & turned in! IF YOUR ROSTERS ARE NOT TURNED IN YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO START YOUR 2ND GAME UNTIL IT IS COMPLETE AND TIME TAKEN WILL BE DEDUCTED FROM YOUR GAME TIME

* $5 Home Run Derby

* You can pay $5 for each additional home run over the ASA limit if you do not want to take the out.
Home runs allowed: Men’s C-3; Men’s rec-1; co-ed-1.

*We have some great raffle items!

*1st & 2ND place teams in each division get awards.Here are a few of the ASA rules that we felt were important. We will provide a list at the tournament:
*Count starts with one ball & one strike (1&1)

*Teams must furnish their own ASA approved balls. Men’s: New 12″ optic yellow red-stitched .52 core/300 compression with ASA logo. Women’s: the 11″ 44 core/375 compression ball. Must have men’s & women’s balls for co-ed (balls are sold at the field).

*Men’s teams must start & finish with of 9 players. The open batting positions will not be declared an out unless as a result of an ejection. Same for Co-ed except you must take an out for the missing player.

**New for 2011-the ball must be delivered with a perceptible arc and reach a height of at least 6 feet from the ground while not exceeding a height of 10 feet from the ground.
*All bats must be certified. A current listing is on at www.softball.org

 

Scholarship Details
The scholarship was established in memory of Chris Bartholomew, a 2004 graduate of North Kansas City High School. Chris was a young man with many goals; one was to work as a police officer. Chris worked a full-time job and when to college, studying Criminal Justice, to make this dream come true. However, on May 20, 2007, a senseless act of violence not only cut Chris’s hopes and dreams short, it cut his life short. Chris played sports beginning at age 5, from t-ball to baseball, football and soccer. He played adult softball up until the time of his death and this is what he loved; any and all sports!

This scholarship will help an area high school student achieve their goals of attending college. The main criteria for the scholarship are that the student be going into the Criminal Justice Field and that they play sports. We also require a short essay, along with transcripts.

In the past 3 years, the scholarship has awarded 2 – $1000.00 scholarships. Our goal for the 2013 Chris Bartholomew Tournament is to raise enough to double this already outstanding achievement and award 2 – $1000.00 scholarships for the years to follow.

Last year’s tournament represented 11 men’s and co-ed teams, and over 200 people. Posters and flyers for the tournament are locally posted on ball fields, businesses, and on several websites to attract as many teams to join as possible.

Last year, players even came from Nebraska to help raise money for our cause.

Acceptable offerings for sponsorships include prizes for the raffle, cash donations, and the opportunity to have your business recognized on the fields. We would be happy to pass along any specials you would like to offer our attendees, such as, flyers or coupons, food or drinks specials, etc. All sponsors receive special acknowledgement for their generous involvement in the sign-up packets provided to each attendee.

In addition, the local media has lent Chris’s cause their support with coverage of the tournament. We send a press release prior to the tournament date to keep Chris’s story alive and help extend our resources to provide individuals with the knowledge of the events to the public.

Would you like to sponsor Chris’s softball tournament? Sponsorships available!

SPONSORSHIP &
DONATION
INFORMATION

Sponsorship Price Range and Recognition
Field Sponsorship:
$300.00 – 4’ x 8’ Signage on a field and Acknowledgement on Bracket Sheet; 5 fields available
Dugout Sponsorship:
$150.00 – 2’ x 4’ Signage in a dugout and Acknowledgement to players to go to “xyz’s signs dugout;” 10 available (if more than 10 are sold, signage will post on fencing
Outfield Sponsorship:
$200.00 – 3’ x 5’ Signage on the fencing in the outfield; unlimited available
All Signage will be on a quality vinyl banner, professionally printed with your logo.
*Logos must be sent by email in a format that allows editing capabilities for enlarging purposes only.
Contact Misty Kirwan (816) 305-6893
Or
Angi Mattivi (816) 739-9315
Chris.softball@yahoo.com
or
mistyw@kc.rr.com

ABOUT THE TOURNAMENT AND LOCATION

Chris Bartholomew Memorial Scholarship Softball Tournament
September 21, 2013
Fountain Bluff Sports Complex, Liberty, MO MAPQUEST DIRECTIONS
Men’s competitive, Rec & Co-Ed divisions
Home run derby with some great prizes!
www.facebook.com/chrissoftballtourney

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Eat Wings -Raise Funds for Chris Bartholomew Memorial Scholarship

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Help Support the Chris Bartholomew Memorial Scholarship Fund

Buffalo Wild Wings will donate 10% of all pre-taxed food sales from any guest that presents a fundraising ticket.

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Where: Buffalo Wild Wings Shoal Creek   ( Get Directions HERE )
Location: 9207 NE Hwy 152 Kansas City, Missouri 64157
Date: Wednesday March 27th, 2013

Scholarship Details


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The scholarship was established in memory of Chris Bartholomew, a 2004 graduate of North Kansas City High School. Chris was a young man with many goals; one was to work as a police officer. Chris worked a full-time job and when to college, studying Criminal Justice, to make this dream come true. However, on May 20, 2007, a senseless act of violence not only cut Chris’s hopes and dreams short, it cut his life short.

This scholarship will help an area high school student achieve their goals of attending college. The main criteria for the scholarship are that the student be going into the Criminal Justice Field and that they play sports. We also require a short essay, along with transcripts.

 

 

After Softball Tournament Party. Live Band,Drink Specials and GREAT Food

CHRIS AFTER PARTY SOFT BALL TOURNAMENT
For those of you that don’t play softball and want to help support the Chris’s scholarship, come to the after party! Live band-Brand X, raffles, drink specials and great food! Donations accepted at the door! This Saturday, Sept 22,2012

YOU CAN HELP ! Campaign to help get Chris’s case on Americas Most Wanted

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Would all my friends please comment or send them a message asking them to look into Chris’s case! www.chrisRbartholomew.com

Chris’s case is already on their website, but we want a AMW episode on air about his case . Chris’s case we feel will just go on and on without answers until people step up and demand more media coverage.

YOU CAN COMMENT ON AMW FACEBOOK PAGEHERE

TWEET TO THEM HERE  or HERE

CONTACT THEM THROUGH THE AMW  WEBSITE HERE

Write Postal Mail

America’s Most Wanted
PO Box Crime TV
Washington DC 20016

An important announcement from John Walsh: 07/23/12

Today, I’m pleased to tell you that in August, we will devote an entire show to cases that come straight from the AMW and my (John Walsh (Official)) Facebook pages.

If you have a case that you would like us to consider for the show, you can post it here, or on the AMW Facebook page, or on our Twitter accounts. You can also submit your cases to us at amw.com.

Unfortunately, there just isn’t enough time in the world to do every case on our show. As I’ve mentioned before, we do indeed look into every case that is submitted to us, whether you submit it here on Facebook, through amw.com, or by U.S. mail. Sadly, we have to turn down hundreds of cases each week.

Please don’t be upset if your case isn’t selected for our show. Before we can even air a case on TV, we have to do our due diligence to make sure everything is in place for broadcast. We also always work with our partners in law enforcement.

And we will continue to do your cases, when possible, on all of our upcoming shows.

You often hear me say that AMW is, at times, the court of last resort. I’ve been through the heartache that many of you have gone through. It took police 27 years to solve my son’s, Adam’s, murder. I’ve walked in those shoes. And some of my staff have also walked in those shoes — we get it!

If I can’t put your case on our show, know that tens of thousands of people see your cases here on Facebook, and I pray that it may make a difference.

God Bless,
John Walsh

May 28th -Chris Bartholomew 5 yr Memorial

Public Event.

NEWS MEDIA WELCOME!

Monday, May 28, 2012
1:00pm

Children’s Fountain–North Oak Trafficway & 9 Highway (32nd Street), North Kansas City, MO 64116

Unfortunately its that time of year again. We will have the Memorial for the 5 yr anniversary of Chris’s death. Since the case is still unsolved I need to do this to keep his name and story out in the public. We will do a balloon release so please bring balloons if you can, we will have some also. This is Memorial Day but what better day to have it? Hope you can make it!

Event Page on Facebook

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DICE RUN for Parents Of Murdered Children Saturday-June 9th

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POMC DICE RUN

*all vehicles welcome*

SATURDAY JUNE 9, 2012

Starts and ends at Stables Grill–Kearney, MO
627 W State Route 92, Kearney, MO 64060; 816-903-3000

REGISTRATION STARTS @ 10 AM
START YOUR ENGINES AT NOON SHARP!

$20 per person-includes patch
$10 each additional player on bike or in car

Prizes for high and low rolls. Lot’s of great raffle prizes and a 50/50 drawing!

A dice run is an event where participants pay their entry fee and are given a card. We start out on @ a 70 mile drive through the country and stop at 3 different locations. At each location you will roll the dice and your total will be recorded on your card. At the end your rolls will be totaled and prizes will be given for the highest and lowest total rolls score. At the end we will do raffles for some great prizes that have been donated and do a 50/50 drawing. A 50/50 drawing is where tickets are sold and 1 ticket is drawn out and the winner gets half the total of the ticket sales and POMC gets the other half.

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Chris Bartholomew Memorial Scholarship Softball Tournament 2012

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Chris Bartholomew Memorial Scholarship Softball Tournament
September 22, 2012
Fountain Bluff Sports Complex, Liberty, MO  MAPQUEST DIRECTIONS
Men’s competitive, Rec & Co-Ed divisions
Home run derby with some great prizes!
www.facebook.com/chrissoftballtourney

More details coming soon!

Would you like to sponsor Chris’s softball tournament? Sponsorships available!

Please contact chris.softball@yahoo.com

Chris Bartholomew- 4 Year Memorial and Balloon Release

Chris Bartholomew

Time & Date: Sunday, May 15 · 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Where: Children’s fountain in North Kansas City at 9 highway and N Oak
More Info
Memorial marking the 4 year anniversary of Chris’s murder. Going to try to get the detective to come out and hopefully release some more info. We will do a balloon release also. Also hoping the media will come out so we can keep Chris’s name and face out in the public
About Chris

Chris Bartholomew was a young man with many goals. And one of them was to someday work as a police officer. However, on May 20, 2007, a senseless act not only cut Chris’ hopes and dreams short — it cut his life short. Now the 21-year-old’s family is looking for justice.