iMentor's Kickball game with DonorsChoose
Top: the iMentor Kickball Team after their vicory over DonorsChoose. Bottom: iMentor staff member, Nick Ortiz, at the plate.
On July 26th iMentor and DonorsChoose squared off for a friendly game of kick ball on Central Park’s beautiful Great Lawn. For many, the game was a first since the days of recess, but the iMentor team showed no signs of rust. Under the leadership of Elizabeth Kennedy, the “Orange Crush’s” team strategy proved to be too much for DonorsChoose, as they cruised to an 11-4 victory.
DonorsChoose jumped out to a first inning, two-run lead, but the iMentor team was ignited by Waine Tam’s heroic diving catch to end the inning. As the game went on, the “Orange Crush” began to gel. A big eight-run, third inning saw every player kick and score, resulting in a storm of high-fives among the orange clad team. Three more runs were tacked on in the eighth inning to ensure there would not be a miraculous comeback from the admirable DonorsChoose team.
“What a great outing,” said recent hire, Scott Daughtridge, “Once we got rolling, it was like clockwork.”
An excellent pitching display by Elizabeth Kennedy was supported by a superb team defensive effort, with some outstanding plays by Nick Ortiz and CEO, Mike O’Brien.
The DonorsChoose team certainly respected the display, leading one team member to conclude, “We just got mentored.”
In response to the win, team organizer Elizabeth Kennedy stated, “We certainly proved we’re a force to be reckoned with.”
Word of the victory has been spreading through the non-profit sector. Team iMentor has been receiving challenges and is eager to prove itself as a leader in the community, as well as on the kickball field.