Thanks to

everyone for their assistance in making the Kiss My ALS event for Coach Doug Hawkins such a great success. We raised almost $5,000 including shirt sales from Young's Screen Printing for Coach Hawkins' ALS treatment and expenses. It was great to see and play with all the girls spanning the 15-plus years of Doug's coaching of the high school and travel team.

While there isn't enough room to thank everyone, special mentions have to go out to Steve Dressman for everything he did lining up the field for the day of the game, getting the Stow Booster Club on board and any game day preparations needed at Weddle Field. We want to thank the umpires Steve Mate and Roy Allen. We also want to thank Salon Source, Audio Technica, Outback Steakhouse, all of the local Stow businesses and everyone else that provided great silent auction prizes and gift cards.

Finally, we want to thank the core of people (softball moms and dads from all different years) that are always willing to help in setup, tear down and anything else that needs done. And to everyone else -- thank you, thank you, thank you.

Remember if you still want to help, the gofund me page at is still accepting donations for Coach Hawkins.

Stephenie Little, SMFHS Class of 2013