to see this year's article about our upcoming May 23, 2013 Strike Out Stroke (TM) event, then go here to see the actual Strike Out Stroke (TM) event: http://rrscb.blogspot.com/2013/06/strike-out-stroke-peoria-chiefs.html
On Sunday, June 10, Retreat & Refresh Stroke Camp held its fourth annual Strike Out Stroke event with the Peoria Chiefs. We had perfect weather and a great turnout of survivors, caregivers, friends, and family. We hung the 68 winning posters from the 5th grade education poster contest on a fence at the game for people to look at as they walked around the ballpark. Before the game, Marylee Nunley, Executive Director of Retreat & Refresh Stroke Camp was interviewed on the field. She educated those in attendance on the warning signs and symptoms of stroke.
Lindsay Kwok, the grand prize winner of the poster contest, flew in on the Life Flight helicopter, landed in centerfield, and then got to throw out the first pitch of the game. It was very exciting!
Just minutes before the game started, nine stroke survivors took to the field with the position players for the Chiefs as part of the "Dream Team" and were acknowledged as being stroke survivors.
The game went off without a hitch, and the Chiefs ended up with a win!
You will be seeing a lot more about Strike Out Stroke in the future. We are working on ways to expand the theme throughout the country. Please watch for developments in 2013.