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2016 Class A World Series

Categories: Baseball Concessions,Service Programs

World Series Concludes

I am happy and relieved to report that the 2016 little league World Series concluded about 8:30pm on Sunday June 26th after 5 days of excitement.  Although there were less teams in this years’ World Series, there was no lack of work at the concession stand at Valley Ridge and Dot Thomas.  In all, 133 games were played at the two locations with 70 total teams in the tournament.  In 2015 there were 82 teams in the tournament and 174 games were played; so it goes without saying that the total gross revenue was less this year than last.  But don’t tell that to the 70 Knights who worked with gusto and enthusiasm to make this event a success for this council.  Each and every customer who approached the counter was treated with a smile and friendly service and served quality food, drinks and snacks at probably the lowest prices around.  A terrific combination which earned us only compliments with not a single complaint.  Congratulations to all who labored and thank you for a job well done.


Many Knights worked multiple shifts and they were:

  • Ray Rivera
  • Lou Lemon
  • Eric Conner
  • Carlos Favela
  • John Espree

  • Jose Montoya
  • Ken Rarick
  • David Dybala
  • Efrain Ochoa
  • Peter Perta

  • Jim Stavinoha
  • Al Evans
  • Ed O’Brien
  • Steve Zehnder
  • Mike Fitzgerald

  • Roy Cormier
  • Jan Araki
  • Greg Warr
  • Dick Bates
  • Mike Rumsey

These veteran and experienced Knights were the mainstay and core of Knights that brought this event to fruition.  However, without the Knights that gave as much time as they could and worked one shift, we would not have been successful; and those Knights were:


  • Jim Kowalski
  • Miguel Hernandez
  • Charles Turner
  • Dan Hernandez
  • Michael Bender-Jutzi
  • Jeff Miller

  • Frank Hernandez
  • Frank Salazar
  • Ramon Presas
  • Tony Almanza
  • Hendrick Maison
  • Daniel Rosales

  • Hector Lopez
  • Jorge Ruiz
  • Bob Motta
  • Rod Kinard
  • Chris Kubin
  • Nick Kleinhaus

  • Rod Constant
  • Ken Struck
  • Russell Gully
  • Tom Greco
  • David Camarillo
  • Pat Stepniewski

A special thanks to the families who worked; and they are:


  • Bill & Cindy Dover
  • Dan, D.J, & Josh Kurtenbach
  • Agustin & Joanna Perez
  • Chris & Trevor Edwards

  • Mark, Cindy & Leeza Meyer
  • Doug & James Skierski
  • Mike & Sophia Luna

  • Reynaldo & Elsa Estrellas
  • Jeff & Brandi Wallace
  • Jerry & Toni Jacob

A special “thank you” to the new Knights who worked for the first time.  They were:

  • Mark Meyer
  • Dan Keough

  • Dan Kurtenbach
  • John Rizo Sr.

  • Jeff Wallace
  • Keith Kelm

  • Arthur Migala


And lastly a huge “thank you” to the baseball committee who worked behind the scene to organize and coordinate all the activities necessary to make the event run smoothly; and they are

  • James Smith

  • Andy Goza

  • Mike Rumsey

  • Greg Warr

In the end it all comes down to a cooperative effort from many Knights to hang together in hot, tense, difficult circumstances and  like true Knights you came through with flying colors.