|Friday, May 31, 2013|
|Update From Isaiah (Pudge) Anderson Memorial Foundation|
The Isaiah (Pudge) Anderson Memorial Foundation filed this update with news outlets around the area earlier this week and we would like to share it with you in anticipation of the upcoming Isaiah (Pudge) Anderson Memorial Softball Tournament on June 15 at DeLagoon Park in Fergus Falls.
Well it is that time again when the Committee of the Isaiah Anderson Memorial Foundation get together and think of the past, present, and future. As we get together we first remember a best friend to many people, Isaiah Anderson. We share many of our past stories together and have a bundle of laughs remembering our friend. We remember Isaiah (Pudge) as a friend, son, baseball player, coach, and community member that will be forever missed. Every time we meet we are pushed to work incredibly hard in order to help in the future. Each and every member of our foundation has a role and none of them are easy, but as we remember Isaiah we are pushed to do our very best to build something positive.
In building such a positive group we look back on all the good our foundation has done in the past. In remembrance of Isaiah Anderson we have raised an incredible amount of money due to a giving community of Fergus Falls. Our very first donation was to Dollars for Scholars, a $10,000 donation in which will guarantee a scholarship to a High School Senior of $2,000 every year. We have since then donated towards Area sports teams including; Fergus Falls Park and Recreation Baseball, Fergus Falls Wrestling, Fergus Falls Youth Football, OTC Summer Baseball, and Concordia Softball programs. Outside of Sports we have donated towards various groups like Dollars for Scholars, Dough 4 Joe, McKinley School's 'Mud Pie Park', Fergus Area College Foundation in memory of Seth Reich, and the Angel of Hope at Grotto Park. We are also very proud to say we have been able to donate towards some very deserving families around the area including; Birch family in memory of Askel, Tyson Meissner, Isaiah Lawson, and David Agar. We want to thank the Fergus Falls Area because you are the people that have made these donations by being aware and giving. We thank you for your generosity, kindness, and understanding that there are organizations and people in need of aid. It is your willingness to give that makes our foundation as successful as it has been and will be in the future!
The Isaiah Anderson Memorial Foundation has big plans for the future. We have many ideas which will be taking place and reshaping what we do in order to give back in a bigger and better way. Please like our Facebook Page and Facebook Group: Isaiah 'Pudge' Anderson Memorial to keep in touch with our awesome activities.
Schedule of upcoming activities includes the following:
June 8 - Fergus Falls Parade – Look for us throwing Tee-Shirts and Candy!
June 15 - Softball Tournament: Teams may still sign up by calling Matt Price @ 218-205-6720 DeLagoon Park, all day activities, concessions, HR Derby
February 15 – Bean Bag Tournament: Details to come
And Many More to Come!!!
Isaiah Anderson Memorial Foundation
|Wednesday, May 29, 2013|
|Fergus Falls Youth Football Camp Scheduled for June 14 & 15|
The Fergus Falls High School football coaching staff will be conducting a youth football camp on June 14 and 15 on the Levee field next to Roosevelt Education Center. In case of bad weather the camp will be conducted in the Community Ice Arena. Cost of the camp is $25.00.
Any football players entering 3rd, 4th and 5th grades next year will have their camp from 8:00am to 10:00am both days, while players entering 6th, 7th and 8th grades will have their camp from 10:00am to 12:00pm both days.
This camp will be a non-full contact camp. Participants will be given a helmet and jersey to wear for the two day camp. Campers should arrive a half hour early on the first day of camp to receive their helmet and jersey.
Former Otter and current Minnesota Golden Gopher, Josh Campion, is scheduled to help with the camp on Saturday, June 15.
For more information you can visit www.ffotterfootball.com
and click on the Youth Football tab or call Adam Schlepp at (612) 227-7113.
|Monday, May 20, 2013|
|Heck Named Summit League Co-Pitcher of the Week |
Fergus Falls High School graduate Jake Heck was named Summit League baseball co-Pitcher of the Week by the league office on Monday, May 20.
Heck, a senior left-hander at NDSU, went 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA in seven innings of work. Jake pitched a career-high three innings of scoreless relief in the 11-10 win over South Dakota State. He made his first career start in the regular season finale against Fort Wayne, pitching four innings with a career-high four strikeouts.
Number 3 seed North Dakota State (24-25) plays number 2 seed and tournament host Oakland (20-33) in the first round of the Summit League baseball championship at 2:00pm on Thursday, May 23, at the OU Baseball Field in Rochester, Michigan.
|Thursday, May 16, 2013|
|Pitch, Hit and Run Results|
The Fergus Falls Jaycees hosted the annual Pitch, Hit & Run competition on Sunday, May 5 at Broadway Park.
Pitch, Hit & Run is the official skills competition of Major League Baseball. 35 boys and girls ages 7-14 competed in the areas of pitching, hitting and running. All-Around, Pitching, Hitting and Running Champions will compete in the sectional competition on May 18 in Detroit Lakes. Sectional winners could have the opportunity to advance to Team Championships, which is held at Target Field and National Finals during the MLB All-Star Game.
The All-Around winners of the local competition are Jonathan Elliot, Artez Walker, Matthew Samuelson, Carter Randklev, Ava Uhrich, Svea Smestad, and Jessica Benson.
|Tuesday, May 14, 2013|
|Moenkedick to Play Volleyball for M State|
Teresa Moenkedick of Verndale has signed a National Letter of Intent to play volleyball for the M State Spartans of Fergus Falls this coming Fall.
Teresa was a 4 year starter for the Pirates. She received All Conference honors and was named to the All-Area team her senior year. Teresa led her team in most kills and digs this past season. She is the daughter of Greg and Tina Moenkedick of Verndale.
“Our coaching staff is very excited about having a versatile athlete like Teresa,” said Head Coach Terri Strom. “She has a good nose for the ball and does a lot of things very well. We see her being one of our primary passers as well as getting some hitting opportunities.”