Spring Season Wraps

Final results for the spring CGL:

In championships, the deep desire to win often spawns the element of surprise. That excitement in competition was evident again this spring season Competitive Giving League. At the end of day 5 of the 6 day competition, it seemed Essex Middle School had it in the bag with 1st, 2nd and 3rd places wrapped up. But coaches tell you, don’t stop playing til you hear the whistle, and that is exactly what Essex High School Softball did. Day 5, they were in 4th place. But today, they dug deep and called in the cavalry to claim 1st place overall. Congratulations to EHS Softball, the spring season champion. Congratulations too to Essex Middle School Softball who earned the title of our first middle school champion.

Two representatives from the Heavenly Food Pantry were on hand to present the winner’s trophy to EHS softball during halftime of the EHS boys’ Lacrosse today. Ben & Jerry’s will graciously provide ice cream parties to both winning teams.With 1,334 items donated this spring CGL contest, the total donations to Heavenly Food Pantry during this year’s three sport seasons is just over 3,700. That quantity is enough to provide close to 1,000 meals to a family of four. A special shout out goes to EHS ROTC. They asked to join in the competition last minute despite not being a “sports team”. Their mini-competition between the two ROTC classes netted 221 donation items. Fantastic! Thank you ROTC!

Day 5 results for the spring CGL:

And 2 EHS Air Force Jr ROTC classes battled internally and combined for a 6.11 rate. BIG numbers coming in for what is shaping up to be our biggest giving season in CGL history. The spring champion will be announced tomorrow in a halftime trophy ceremony — who will claim victory from the field of 20 teams?

CGL Spring Day 5

Day 4 results for the spring CGL:

Saturday is the last day to bring in donations for the the ALC spring Competitive Giving League! Bring them in today, and tomorrow get half off admission to the boys’ lacrosse game with a donation to Heavenly Food Pantry.

CGL Spring Day 4

Day 3 results for the spring CGL:

At EHS, Girls Softball remains in the lead with Girls Rugby trailing closely behind. Girls Track & Field is nipping at their heels. Boys Lacrosse surged into play. Boys Track & Field closes out the field ready to pounce into medal contention. Yet, overall Essex Middle School is in the lead! EMS Boys Track is out front with a huge donation rate! EMS Girls Track broke into the ranks and that places them 5th overall. ADL— results not in by press time.

CGL Spring Day 3

Day 2 results for the spring CGL:

CGL Spring Day 2

Day 1 results for the spring CGL:

hornet2011At EHS, softball sprints out of the starting blocks to take the lead while girls track is hot on their heels.
Essex Middle School has boys track out front with the girls track team closing in. Baseball & softball are lagging behind.
ADL— results not in by press time.

Will EHS hold onto the trophy this season?? Donation boxes are in the main lobby or get half off admission price at home games with a foodbank donation at our ticket booths.