The 2nd Annual Connor’s CuddleCot Fall Classic is coming up this weekend in Batesville, AR! The co-ed softball tournament is named after Woodrow Connor O’neal who was stillborn in 2017. Mamie’s is honored to be one of the recipients of the fundraiser. Here is all of the info you need from Connor’s mom, Chelsie. We hope you can make it out this Saturday.
2nd Annual Connor’s CuddleCot Fall Classic
The 2nd annual Connor’s CuddleCot Fall Classic will be held Saturday September 21st, 2019. This years co-ed softball tournament is being held in honor of our son Woodrow Connor O’Neal. My husband and I lost our son to stillbirth July 26th 2017. Our time with our son was the greatest memories and only memories that we will have to hold of our son Connor.
Our local hospital had a CuddleCot donated by another family of loss and it was the greatest gift we could have ever received. If it wasn’t for this wonderful machine our time would have been limited to only a few hours. My husband and I want to extend this gift to other families in their time of loss. We are raising money to help donate CuddleCots to hospitals in and around the state of Arkansas to help provide time for grieving parents and families with their angel babies.
Any extra funds will go to adopting a hospital or hospitals that need Poppy Plates, a free ceramic memorial platter that is made for every baby born silent. It is a wonderful gift for all grieving parents and families. Last year we were able to donate one CuddleCot to Mercy Health in Rodgers, AR and adopt three hospitals to receive Poppy Plates.
Connor’s Cuddlecot Fall Classic will be held at the north complex ball fields in Batesville AR. It’s double elimination with trophies going to 1st and 2nd place. All donations can be made through our face book page Connor’s Cuddlecot Fall Classic or to any Citizens Bank in the account we have set up in our son’s honor. There is a 200$ team entry fee and each team should provide at least one person to umpire in case a relief umpire is needed during the other teams’ games.
We will choose a hospital to receive the CuddleCot closer to the time of the event. We will also choose a hospital/hospitals for the Poppy Plates with the remaining funds from the fundraiser. We have a silent auction set up for the tournament also. We have mutiple items that have been donated to us from businesses and other people in the town to auction off for additional funds. Thank you so much for helping us out it means the world to us. We want to break the silence and be able to help others who are going through what we have gone through as we understand the pain all too well. We will have concessions also available for donations to our cause.