When we sat down with Manny to have lunch and discuss the potential for partnership we knew we needed a slogan for our tournament. After a contest, the slogan became “step to the plate for childhood cancer”.

If we are being honest, we didn’t have the participation that we expected. Undeterred, Manny decided that if no other teams wanted to participate, that he’d rally his Tiger family to get behind us. He did just that. Instead of a tournament the Technique Tigers played a 3 game series amongst themselves. 12 teams, over 100 kids spent all weekend playing baseball and raising funds for LivFree. The weekend was a huge success. The tigers raised over $20,000 in donations and in kind donations for families battling pediatric cancer.

Manny is an incredible man. He spent countless hours over the past 4 months planning and then executing this weekend. He and his team will have a direct impact on many families fighting this terrible disease. He truly stepped to the plate for childhood cancer.