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Almost 1,400 Attend Annual TOC Banquet
Feb. 1, 2019
Players and their families packed the RP Funding Center for the 2019 TOC Banquet
POLK COUNTY, Fla. – The annual TOC Banquet hosted almost 1,400 players and their families here at RP Funding Center on Feb. 7.
The sit-down banquet celebrates teams and players for a successful 2018 season.
Terry Hennessy, SSUSA chief executive officer, opened the event with a welcome address, while Mark Jackson, director of Polk County Tourism and Sports Marketing served as Master of Ceremonies.
Several special guests were in attendance, including David Van Sleet, General Manager of Louisville Slugger Warriors, and Kat Ray, Founding Ms. Senior USA & Universe.
Prior to the invocation and dinner, Sally Beth Vick, 2019 Ms. Super Senior Universe, sang the National Anthem.
Sally Beth Vick sings the National Anthem
Awards were handed out to the TOC All-Star Game winning team and runner-up, as well as prizes for the winners of the skills contests.
All 95 teams were recognized during the night.
The Louisville Slugger Warriors held a raffle and special auction, raising over $8,500.
The Louisville Slugger Warriors auctioned off a one-of-a-kind American flag made of wood from wine and whiskey barrels to raise money for their travel expenses at the TOC Banquet. Kevin Bourgeois of Arizona, who played with OG (CA) at the TOC, won the auction with a $2,000 bid, then gave it to the the second place bidder, Alan Tanner of Miken, who agreed to pay an additional $1,500 to the LS Warriors.
The raffle was for two roster spots on the LS Warriors team to play in Saturday’s game.