Last Updated: January 12, 2017
The 2016 Slugfest Distributes over $49,000!!!!
The Forsyth County Slugfest Board is pleased to announce the following Community Charities will receive shares of the revenue from the 2016 tournament:
Northside Forsyth Hospital Woman's Center
Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta - Forsyth
Cumming Forsyth Miracle League
Humane Society of Forsyth County
Forsyth Dawson Youth Football Association
Forsyth Dawson FCA
Florida School for the Deaf
Positive Athlete Georgia
Also receiving shares were the youth baseball/softballs associations based at the following county parks: Sharon Springs, Midway, Bennett, Coal Mountain, Sawnee Park and Central Park.
In the 10 years of the Slugfest the board has been able to distribute over $472,000 between our community charities and in support of the County Baseball/Softball booster clubs. This would not have been possible without the participation and support of the participating teams and the dedication of the Forsyth County Parks and Recreation staff....Thank you!!!
Annie Karickhoff and Zach Brumbalow showing the 'big checks' from the $500 scholorships they received through the Slugfest's association with Positive Athlete Georgia.
Slugfest Treasurer Brian Gould presenting a check to Lynn Jackson and Melissa Suggs at Northside Hospital- Forsyth.
Slugfest Board Member Clayton Munnell presenting a check to the Humane Society of Forsyth County.
Miracle League Charitable Contribution
Wayne Maddox (far left) presents a check in the amount of $4,900 to the Miracle league of Forsyth County. Pictured along with Wayne, from left to right, are Steve Kirby, Carroll Edge, and Jerry Dupree.
2013 Charitable Contributions
March 22, 2013
On behalf of the teams that partipated, Triple Crown Sports, and the Forsyth County Slugfest board we are pleased to be able to share the charity contributions from the 2013 Slugfest Tournament.
The total charity contribution for 2013 is $31,500.
This brings the total charity contributions from the seven years of the Forsyth County Slugfest to over $175,000.
None of this would be possible withhout the support from each of the participating teams and Triple Crown Sports....THANK YOU !! This years tournament saw more participating teams than ever before with 286 teams, ages 8 through 14.
Bill Moats - Tournament Director
Brian Gould - Slugfest Treasurer
Jeff Stephens - Tournament Chairman
Wayne Maddox - Slugfest Board member
Clayton Munnell - Slugfest Board member
Humane Society Check Presentation - 2013
2013 Miracle League of Forsyth County check presentation
2013 Miracle League of Forsyth County check presentation. Shown in the photo are the Miracle League Pirates, players from the 12u Sawnee Mountain Thunder who partnered with the ML players, Wayne Maddox and Stephen Jones (FCPRD)
2013 Forsyth County Slugfest Supports Northside Babies
The Forsyth County Slugfest Triple Crown Tournament recently presented Northside Hospital-Forsyth with $6,300 for the hospital’s Women’s Center. The money will be used toward the purchase of additional equipment and supplies for the Center’s evacuation and emergency response preparedness.
“This year marks the fifth anniversary of our Women’s Center at Northside Hospital-Forsyth and we’ve seen more than 10,000 babies born,” said Lynn Jackson, administrator, Northside Hospital-Forsyth. “We continue to be amazed by the generosity and support shown to us by the community; we are ever grateful to the Forsyth County Slugfest for supporting of our patients once again.”
This is the third year the Slugfest has supported Northside Hospital babies, with more than $22,000 in donations to date. The money has been used to purchase educational videos and DVD players for patient use, as well as an interactive newborn simulator, which helps the Women’s Center’s nurses and techs maintain their neonatal resuscitation skills, refine critical-thinking skills and ultimately help improve neonatal outcomes during critical cases.
For more information about supporting Northside Hospital, visit www.northside.com.
Caption: Shown (l-r) are Lynn Jackson, administrator, Northside Hospital-Forsyth; Bill Moats, Slugfest Tournament director; and Melissa Sugg, Manager, Northside Hospital-Forsyth Women’s Center.
2012 Slugfest - Charitable Contribution
THANK YOU to all of the 252 teams that participated in this year's Slugfest tournament and contributed by enabling us to give back to the community to help others.
This year was our largest tournament ever and gives us the opportunity to make our largest charitable contribution ever.
As a result of this year's tournament, we will donate over $33,000 to multiple charities.
Over $6000 each will go to Northside Hospital Forsyth and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.
Over $3000 each will go to the Forsyth County Miracle League, Forsyth County Special Olympics, Humane Society, Family Haven (supports victims of violence and their families) and the Will to Live Foundation (dedicated to preventing teen suicide).
Click the links below to read the articles that have been published about the tournament
2011 Slugfest benefits Northside Hospital - Forsyth
Again for 2011, we are proud to continue our support of the Cumming-Forsyth County Miracle League and our new primary benefactor, Northside Hospital - Forsyth with a donation of $10,652. Other charities supported by the Slugfest in 2011 include The Miracle League ($4139), The Place ($2069), Flash of Crimson band($2069), and Family Haven ($2069). In the last five years alone, over $110,000 has been raised for our charitable organizations.
..and this is Katrina Grace, a neo-natal simulator purchased in part with money raised by the 2011 Forsyth County Slugfest!
2010 Charitable Contributions
It is with great pride that we announce the charitable contribution from the 2010 Tournament.
2009 Miracle League Check Presentation
On May 7th 2009, Wayne Maddox (Athletics Manager, FCPRD) presented Jerry Dupree with a check for the Miracle League in the amount of $4,625. Also pictured from left to right are: Steve Miller, Steve Kirby, Carroll Edge and Brian Gould.
During the 2009 Georgia v Georgia Tech Spring Classic baseball game, members of the Slugfest Tournament present a check to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.
2008 Slugfest Donations!!
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta: $12,704
Cumming Forsyth County Miracle League: $5000
2007 Slugfest Donation!!
Cumming Forsyth County Miracle League: $25,000