A group of guys who won a state championship 25 years ago are gathering this weekend in Salina to reminisce, to play a little baseball, and to raise money in the memory of the son of one of their teammates. The 1992 Salina Falcons state champion American Legion team is gathering for a reunion.
Organizers tells KSAL News that they anticipate over a dozen of the 18 players from the team to make it back for the reunion.
On Friday afternoon many of them will participate, or help, in the Defeat DIPG Salina Scramble Golf Tournament at the Salina Municipal Golf Course. The tournament is hosted by the Michael Mosier Defeat DIPG Foundation and Love, Chloe Foundation.
It will be a fun-filled afternoon, for a great cause. Teams of four will compete in a scramble format. With prizes for top finishers, pin prizes, and hole-in-one prize opportunities, including a chance at a $10,000 prize.
Mulligans are available prior to the start of the tournament for a $10 donation per mulligan.
Space is still available for golfers whom would like to participate.
The Michael Mosier Defeat DIPG Foundation was created by Mark and Jenny Mosier, in memory of their 6-year-old son, Michael, who bravely battled DIPG brain cancer before passing away in May 2015. Mark grew up in Salina, Kansas, and attended high school at Salina South. Michael Mosier’s father Mark was on the state championship baseball team.
The Love, Chloe Foundation, based in Salina, was created by Heidi Feyerherm-Smith, in memory of Chloe Feyerherm, who battled DIPG for nearly a year before she passed away in October 2007. Heidi is a lifelong Salina resident, who also attended Salina South.
All tournament proceeds will be dedicated to research for the deadliest childhood cancer, DIPG brain tumors.
After the tournament a dinner and social event is planned for members of the team.
Saturday night the team will again be helping to raise money. They will lace up their cleats for a ball game against the current Salina Falcon team.
The 1992 Salina Falcons vs the 2017 Salina Falcons game will be at 7:00 at Dean Evans Stadium. Admission is $5, with proceeds going to the Salina American Legion Baseball program.