I have seen it all now. The K Cancer Baseball awareness travel team played in a one day tournament in a small town in rural Wisconsin on Saturday. The last game started at around 8:00 pm. Before the first pitch was thrown we realized that we were in for a treat as the local VFW was having its end of summer get together at the outdoor pavilion right next to the baseball diamond. There was live entertainment that fired up the sound system about a half an hour before the first pitch of our game was thrown.
We spent 2 agonizing hours playing baseball while being serenaded by a live Elvis Impersonator! You read that right, an Elvis Impersonator! Nothing says Americana like a small town, a baseball diamond next to a corn field, and a live Elvis Impersonator!
Any time that you spend a day with a great group of kids like the K Cancer Baseball awareness travel team, its time well spent. To be honest, I think that I will have more fun next Monday when we walk in the Rockford, IL Labor Day Parade to raise awareness for Childhood Cancer. The parade starts at 10:00 am. We will be throwing candy to the kids and handing out fliers to the adults letting everyone know about the upcoming Leukemia & Lymphoma Society “Light The Night” walk. If you are able to, stop out and say hello! But be warned, if you start singing “Ain’t Nothing But A Hound dog”, one of our pitchers may start pelting you with Tootsie Rolls! (See what I did there?, Elvis Impersonator? Never mind…)