The team names for the 2022 tournament are as follows: Balls to the Walls (Becker - purple), Blondin Ballers (sponsored by Blondin Profesional Real Estate - gray), Fellowship of the Ball (Simon - red), Freeballers, the winners, (Laughlin - light blue), Fresh Kicks of Ball Air (Moeller - light purple), The "I Do" Crew (sponsored by The Venue at Wildflower Ridge - black), The Mistakes (Mittler - green), Opossum (Muschany - white), The Other Halves (Burbes), The Primates (Burbes), Patty Ann Kickers, second place, (Rubinstein - orange), PSB Kicking Assets (sponsored by Peoples Savings Bank - navy), Quit Yer Pitchin' (Paul - blue), and Wine A Lot (sponsored by Catala Facial Retreat & Boutique - yellow).
Both players and spectators enjoyed NMSR concessions, along with craft beer generously donated by Good News Brewing. With kickball play starting at 5 p.m., teams were guaranteed to play two games before moving into the finalist games. Eight teams moved on to later games, which led to the semi-finalist and championship games. Shortly after sunset, the Joerling family and close friends released a memorial lantern into the sky in the loving memory and remembrance of Trevor Joerling. Following the lantern release, the 50/50 raffle winner was drawn, and a tournament attendant donated all proceeds, which totaled a little over $350, back to Friends of Kids with Cancer. The championship game wrapped up shortly after 11 p.m., deeming Freeballers, led by team captain Courtney Laughlin, as the tournament champions, with Patty Ann Kickers (Rubinstein) coming in second.
With the community's support, the New Melle Festival Queen Pageant is well on track to send a $6,000 donation to Friends of Kids with Cancer this year! Cumulatively, the New Melle Festival Queen Pageant has been able to donate over $35,000 to the Friends of Kids with Cancer organization in loving memory of Trevor Joerling.
Tournament champions, The Freeballers, led by captain Courtney Laughlin.
Photo courtesy of Lisa Wildschuetz.
2022 Kickin' If for Cancer Kickball Tournament Sponsors
The Joerling family and close friends released a memorial
lantern into the sky in the loving memory and remembrance
of Trevor Joerling.
Photo courtesy of Jenna Paul.
AGES & STAGES
AIE FIRE PROTECTION SERVICES
AUDREY LEE PHOTOGRAPHY
BJW CONSTRUCTION SERVICES
BLONDIN PROFESSIONAL REAL ESTATE
BOONE COUNTRY CONNECTION
CATALA FACIAL RETREAT & BOUTIQUE
GOOD NEWS BREWING
LIZ'S BAR & GRILL
MY BUDDY TOM
NEW MELLE BAKING COMPANY
PEOPLES SAVINGS BANK
SHORTSTOPS & CENTERFIELDS
STRAATMAN FEED STORE
THARP CONTRACTING, LLC.
THE RED BEAUTY SALON
THE VENUE AT WILDFLOWER RIDGE
TUEPKER BROS. CONSTRUCTION
WHITE WOLF PUB & GRILL
WILDSCHUETZ BROTHERS TRUCKING