High School Lady Oiler Softball
Spirit Strike Out Cancer Tournament
February 21-23, 2019
Host Locations: Pearland HS, Dawson HS, Alvin HS,
Dobie HS, Friendswood HS, Manvel HS, and Santa Fe HS
raised by each host location during the tournament will go to help selected
local families dealing with cancer. Each campus will select their own recipients and run their own fundraisers, so activities at each location may be different.
As part of the fundraising
efforts at Pearland HS, we are selling t-shirts and
conducting a raffle during the tournament, with prizes donated by area
and our own softball families. Cash donations are also accepted.
We appreciate any and all support from the fans and families attending
the tournament. In addition, Pearland HS will set aside funds for one $500 scholarship.
The 2019 Haynie Spirit-Patti Powell Memorial scholarship will be awarded to a senior that
plays in the Pearland High School pool of the Haynie Spirit Tournament.
Scholarship applications will go out in March to eligible students, and
the scholarship will be awarded in May.
We invite everyone to attend
Pearland's final game of the tournament on
Saturday at Pearland High School. Before this game, we
will be presenting a check for the proceeds raised during the
tournament for the chosen recipient.
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 donations.
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 new annual tournament in her memory, and use the Haynie Spirit Strike Out Cancer Tournament to raise money to
softball families dealing with cancer, or support the search for a cure
Osteosarcoma through the Haynie Spirit Bone Cancer
About Patti Powell: Patti
Powell was a
long-time Pearland resident as
well as a
1976 graduate from PHS. She
was active in PHS athletics and
had a love for sports. Patti and her husband Steve had three
who graduated from PHS. Youngest daughter Krissa played on the PHS
Softball team and graduated in 2012. In August 2011,
Patti was diagnosed with Renal Cell Carcinoma Sarcomatoid, a very rare
and aggressive kidney cancer. In 2012, a $500 scholarship was established to honor
Patti. The Haynie Spirit-Patti Powell Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a senior that
plays in the Pearland HS pool of the Haynie Spirit Tournament each
year. Krissa went on to
softball at the collegiate level at UH Victoria, and Patti was there to
cheer her on her first season. After a valiant fight, Patti lost her
battle with cancer on November 1, 2013.
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.