High School Lady Oiler Softball
Dawson High School Lady Eagle Softball
Spirit Strike Out Cancer Tournament
February 23-25, 2012
Game Schedule TBA
Please help us as we host our fourth annual "Haynie Spirit Strike Out
About 'Haynie': Jennifer
Haynie was a 2007 Pearland High
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
threw out the first pitch. Just two
short months later, on May 18, 2008, Jennifer lost her courageous
battle with cancer. Upon her death, we
decided to name our annual tournament in her memory, and raise money to
softball families dealing with cancer, or support the search for a cure
Osteosarcoma through the newly formed Haynie Spirit Bone Cancer
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
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
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.
note that there is a gate fee for the tournament, but the money
used only to subsidize the cost of the umpires.
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
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
$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
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.
Tournament Price $18
PRE-ORDERS DUE BY FEBRUARY 6, 2012
Available in AS-XXL
(3XL-5XL at additional cost)
Available in AXS-XXL
(3XL-5XL at additional cost)