4th Annual Butterfly Tournament

Updated Friday September 21, 2018 by Rick Licursi.

The 4th Annual Butterfly Softball was held on Sept. 15 and 16th in Elma NY.

All proceeds from the event went to help support the Butterfly Foundation that is a non-profit organization that endeavors to ignite a movement encouraging people to be kind and thoughtful in everything. It honors Katie Durkin, whose nine energetic years on this earth were indelibly marked by immeasurable love, kindness and thoughtfulness. Inspired by a description of Katie by her classmates as “Kind and Thoughtful in Everything,” the “KATIE” acronym was born. Paired with Katie's hand-drawn butterfly artwork, the imagery symbolizes a life that undergoes a swift and magical transformation while becoming a subject of beauty and inspiration for many. The Foundation's first project is creation of the Butterfly Athletic Park at Wales Primary School in the Iroquois School District. The mission of the Butterfly Foundation is to advance character development and teamwork among youth of all abilities through athletics, recreation and education. 

All Butterfly Softball Tournament proceeds will help to continue the capital projects, Scholarships and KATIE Awards that the foundation supports.

This years 4th Annual Butterfly tournament displayed a wide range of Kindness and thoughtfulness and it was amazing.

Orchard Park Starz 12u, Coached by Tony Farina and Aaron Nuwer, went into this tournament for the support and fun and ended up taking all five games to win the championship! These girls played hard and won as a team!

Listed in picture left to right front row: Ava Farina, Dana Rosati, Carly Fraser, Oaklie Zdrojewski, Riley Latawiec, 
Second row: Tony Farina, Jessica Hymers, Alyssa Kingston, Erin Nuwer, Ella McMullen, Sadie Steward, Caroline 
Ruof and Aaron Nuwer. Way to go OPStarz⭐️🦋