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February 23, 2012

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Pearland High School Lady Oiler Softball
Dawson High School Lady Eagle Softball


4th Annual
Haynie Spirit Strike Out Cancer Tournament
February 23-25, 2012

T-Shirt Information
Tournament Game Schedule TBA

Please help us as we host our fourth annual "Haynie Spirit Strike Out Cancer Tournament".
Jennifer HaynieAbout 'Haynie':  Jennifer Haynie was a 2007 Pearland High School graduate and a Lady Oiler softball player.  She also played on several softball teams around the Houston area.  During her senior year of high school, not long before prom, she was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma.  In March of 2008, PHS Softball hosted our first ever Strike Out Cancer night, and Jennifer was our guest of honor and threw out the first pitch.  Just two short months later, on May 18, 2008, Jennifer lost her courageous year-long battle with cancer.  Upon her death, we decided to name our annual tournament in her memory, and raise money to help other softball families dealing with cancer, or support the search for a cure for Osteosarcoma through the newly formed Haynie Spirit Bone Cancer Foundation (

This year, a $500 scholarship has also been established to honor Patti Powell that will be awarded to a senior that plays in the Haynie Spirit Tournament each year.  The remaining proceeds raised by the tournament this year will be donated to help Larry Riddle with medical expenses.  Read about our honored guests below.

As part of our fundraising efforts, we are selling t-shirts and conducting a raffle and sealed bid auction during the tournament at each of the game sites, with great prizes donated by area businesses and our own softball families.  Cash donations are also accepted. We appreciate any and all support from the fans and families attending the tournament.

We invite everyone to attend the final game of the tournament on Saturday at Pearland High School.  Before this final event, we will be presenting a check for the proceeds raised during the tournament to the Riddle family. 

Please note that there is a gate fee for the tournament, but the money collected is used only to subsidize the cost of the umpires.  Any remaining umpire costs are paid by the Booster Clubs.  If there are any excess funds collected, they will go into the proceeds for donation.

2012 Haynie Spirit Honored Guests
Patti Powell and Larry Riddle

Patti Powell is a long-time Pearland resident as well as a 1976 graduate from PHS. She was active in PHS athletics and has a love for sports.  Patti and her husband Steve have a daughter and son who have graduated from PHS, and daughter Krissa is currently a senior on the PHS Varsity Softball team.  Last August, Patti was diagnosed with Renal Cell Carcinoma Sarcomatoid, a very rare and aggressive kidney cancer.

Patti’s message: 
It is because of my strong faith in God that I am able to sustain a positive attitude and an intense passion for life.  Steve and I wish to extend our deepest gratitude to all our softball kids, softball family and coaches for their continued love, support and prayers.

Larry Riddle is a 1980 graduate of PHS and was on the 1980 State Champion Baseball Team and was inducted to the PHS hall of Fame. Larry played baseball at Alvin Junior College and UTEP, and played minor league baseball for the Boston Red Sox.  Larry is married to Theresa Lukens Riddle, also a PHS Alumni.  They have four children, Nathan-18, Reece- 20, Laura – 24, Ryan – 28.  They are also a grandfather to Blane, 23 months.  Larry has volunteered for Dad’s Club since 1990 for Pearland Little League and Pearland Girls Softball, and also as a Pearland High School Fall Ball/Summer Baseball Coach since 1993. Larry was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (cancer of the lymph nodes) in fall 2011.  His cancer began in the neck and quickly spread to the lymph nodes around his heart, throat, chest and diaphragm.  He is currently undergoing Chemotherapy at MD Anderson Cancer Center.

As part of our fundraising efforts, we are selling 2012 Haynie Spirit Strike Out Cancer T-shirts.  They are available in neon pink or green styles.  Pre-ordered shirts are $15 each.  We will have a limited number of extra shirts available at the tournament for $18 each.  We are trying to collect as many pre-orders as possible, as we will only be placing one order for the shirts due to the lead time for these styles. The designs and order info can be viewed below.  Pearland HS students and parents interested in ordering, please submit order form and payment to a PHS Softball Booster Club officer or PHS Softball Coach. Dawson HS students and parents should turn in orders to the Dawson representative.

Pre-Orders $15
Tournament Price $18

Neon Pink
Available in AS-XXL
(3XL-5XL at additional cost)
Neon Green
Available in AXS-XXL
(3XL-5XL at additional cost)
Neon Pink
Neon Pink
Neon Green
Neon Green

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