Sunday, August 17, 2008

Renegades game fundraiser for PKD

The good news is that the weather was perfect for our Renegades baseball game today. The bad news is that the weather was perfect for our Renegades baseball game today.

About 40 of us braved the heat this afternoon to watch the Hudson Valley Renegades take on the Oneonta Tigers in what I hope will become known as the first of an annual fundraising and social event for the Hudson Valley Chapter of the PKD Foundation. According to the weatherman, the high was only about 85 degrees today, but sitting on the metal grandstands in the bright afternoon sun with only an occasional cloud floating by to provide some shade, it sure felt a lot hotter than that. Only about half of us managed to last the entire game, which the Renegades won by a score of 3-0. Here's some photos I took of the group, before we started wilting too badly:

Around the fifth inning, we had some added excitement, as my nephew Brandon was hit by a foul ball. An EMT took a quick look at him, but it proved to be nothing more than a bruise. After a few minutes, he went right back to enjoying himself. In the end, he ended up with a red welt on his leg and two baseballs - the one that hit him and another one signed by the entire Renegades team. As you can see, that put a smile back on his face!

In the end, I think a good time was had by the group, in spite of the heat. I enjoyed both the chance to spend some time with my family and the opportunity to meet some new people whose lives have been impacted by PKD. And to top it all off, thanks to everyone that showed up, we raised $400 for the Hudson Valley PKD Chapter!

1 comment:

Barbara said...

Great photos, great time. we will be there again next year!!!!! Nana