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2013 Doernbecher Softball Tournament

The Friends of Doernbecher hosted the annual Doernbecher Softball Tournament at Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District on Saturday, July 27, 2013. The 2013 tournament marked the 27th anniversary of this Doernbecher tradition. The Department of Emergency Medicine sponsored a team, the EM Sedators, and the Emergency Department staff also had a team participate in the event, the Pill Hill Bombers. The EM Sedators and Bombers faced off in the seeding game at 9am for some healthy competition. The Bombers edged out the EM Sedators and the teams were seeded in different brackets. The Bombers played at 11am, and lost in a close competitive game. The EM Sedators won games at 12:30 and 2:30 and played in the championship for their division at 3:30pm. The EM Sedators took 2nd place in their bracket. Thanks to all who participated in the tournament. Many players hadn't swung a bat in over 20 years, but helped push the team to the championship game. Thanks to all the family and friends who came out to support both teams this past Saturday. This was a great example of teamwork on the field with faculty, residents, nurses, administrative staff, and friends coming together for a great cause.

The 2013 EM Sedators

The 2013 EM Sedators softball team Back row: Antonio, Josh, Cindy, Jay, Betty, Cindy
Front Row: Scott, Ryan, Misty, Haylee, David
Not pictured: Layne Roland, Bill Smith, Whitney Gum, Jason Tofel, Alicia Overstreet

Proceeds from the softball tournament benefit Friends of Doernbecher funding priorities which provide the flexibility for Doernbecher Children's Hospital leaders to allocate resources where they can do the most good for kids right now. Every dollar raised by Friends of Doernbecher, whether that's funds directed towards developing new clinical services, funding innovative research programs or testing new treatments for serious childhood diseases, allows us to address immediate children's health care needs and take advantage of unanticipated opportunities.

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