The dinner was held to recognize winners at the National Tournament held in Reno, Nev. in May as well as leading league teams, high bowlers and others. The MC for the occasion was Sandra Brown, sister of the VP Jakki Brown.
The welcome was given by past president, Michael Collins. The guests enjoyed a video of the group’s trip to Reno as they enjoyed meals of their choice. Crystal Clark wowed the guest with her rendition of “Blessings.”
The guest speaker was Minister Cynthia Jackson, supporter of the league, who reminded the group that they are special and encouraged them to continue to strive toward whatever gift God has given them. Members of the league were introduced by Maria Dinicola, Assistant to the Secretary.
Awards presented were as follows: Most Improved Bowler (given by ABBA) went to Maria Dinicola; 1st Place Team, “Salt & Pepper” (Steve Holmes & Yvonne Grey); 2nd Place Team, “Honey Bears” (Jakki Brown & Maria Dinicola) and 3rd Place team tie went to “New Yorkers“ (Williams Corbett) and “Major Leaguer” (Dwayne Grey). These two 3rd place teams finished the season bowling vacant. High Pin female went to Joan Singley (6092 pins) and Maria Dinicola (6092 pins); High Pin male went to Dwayne Grey (7949 pins).
Richard Grey, league President was presented a trophy for his dedication and support of all the members. Other receiving awards were: Malik Bevel, “Gutter Ball King,” Stephanie Pozar, “Time Out” award; Lavoine Bevel, “On Time” award and Maria Quintanilla, “Fastest Slow Ball.”
Each member of the league was also given a certificate and a goodie filled back sack especially designed with league name and logo.
Supporters of the league who journey to Reno were given medals and certificates. They are: Annette Bailey, Gabriel Gomez, Lisa Grenevich, Ned Moye, Richard Mueller and Joanne Whitley. Special thanks and recognition were given to the yearly sponsors of the One Desire League. They are Carolyn (Wendy) Melvin, Allan Pozar and Brian Keith McClain of California.
Thanks to all who helped to make the celebration a success and thanks to all who helped the One Desire Blind Bowlers meet their efforts.
• Special activities for the weekend of Aug. 11, 12
Saturday, Aug. 11 at 7 p.m. at Rejected Stone Full Mission Non Denominational Christian Church, Bishop Benjamin Adams, Pastor, 300 Mellonville Ave, Sanford and the members of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Rev. Dr. W. Frank Williams, Pastor invite the community to a “Victory Celebration” and Benefit Program to assist Minister Samuel E. Adams, Sr. as he weathers the storm of life.
We have been dealing with our own community and the violence. We have seen in Colorado, violence and we are here to attack senseless violence. On April 16, the Adams family was victims to the unexpected loss of Cynthia, Samuel’s sister.
Simultaneously, Samuel Adams, Sr. hung on to dear life as an unknown gunman fled from the scene of the crime. To this day, this random act of violence remains unsolved by Maitland Law Enforcement. Sam’s life has been transformed from independence to dependency. While traveling down Interstate 4, there are psychological scars and his chest bears the physical scars of a bullet wound and shrapnel. He is unable to work or drive.
He relies on a walker and a wheel chair as his inside mode of transportation. He has been without a source of income and proper physical therapy and his days are often spent in his recliner. We are expecting the Sanford community to help us honor Sanford’s Hero who has survived through the combination of bereavement and tragedy. Let us show our support to stop violence and support a local survivor of a mindless incident.
Sanford Young Men Movement will sponsor “Justice for Trayvon Martin,” Rep Yo Hood 5 on 5 Basketball Tournament. Sunday, Aug. 12, Coastline Park, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Free food, waterslides for the kids, back to school give-a-ways and trophies for 1st place winners. Music by DJ Lance. Sponsored by Anthony Cofield and Jevon LLoyd. Admission is free and all are invited.