The NEWEA Water for People Committee hosted its 10th annual softball tournament on Saturday, October 17th at Danehy Park in Cambridge, MA. The five teams were happy to have a beautiful, late-October day to put their skills on display. As is the norm now, teams arrived with custom uniforms and plenty of excitement to get things going. Everyone started to gather almost an hour before game time to enjoy breakfast from Dunkin Donuts and fresh fruit donated by Lystek and Boston Organics respectively.
The morning games saw CDM Smith battle CH2M in a hotly contested affair, while FST broke all kinds of homerun records in a game against Weston & Sampson. Woodard & Curran flexed their muscles against CH2M in the second games, while Weston & Sampson edged out CDM Smith in another close games. After the first two games everyone broke for lunch. NEWEA and Ma Magoo’s graciously supplied pizza to reenergize the teams.
The third place game was held right after lunch with Weston & Sampson edging out CDM Smith. In the Championship game FST was able to claim victory and took home the 2015 title by beating Woodard & Curran in their third blow out win of the day. Overall, the tournament raised $1,500 for Water for People and brought together water and environmental professionals, along with their friends and families, for a day of fun to help raise awareness of and funds for water and sanitation issues in the developing world.
Special thanks goes to Charlie Tyler for taking photos, Ma Magoo’s for offering a special price on pizzas for lunch, Lystek for the generous donation of breakfast items, and Boston Organics for their donation of fresh apples and bananas. We also want to thank the City of Cambridge for the use of their great facility, Danehy Park and everyone who helped make the event a success. We also want to thank all of our team sponsors, CDM Smith, CH2M, Weston & Sampson, FST, Woodard & Curran and Tata & Howard (who donated to the cause but could not field a team at the last minute) and participants and look forward to seeing everyone again next year.