Founded in 2001 to raise money and awareness for breast cancer charities, The Gloria Capek Foundation has raised thousands of dollars each year. The foundation is dedicated to our Mom, who passed away from breast cancer in 1999. Since then, we have donated our proceeds to the Komen Foundation, Gilda's Club, and Loyola University Cancer Care Center. Doing so, we have focused on advocacy, patient support and research.
Our primary fundraising event is our annual Co-Ed softball tournament. Our Mom always encouraged our athletic pursuits, and even played softball with us on our family team. With a sons at left fielder and short stop, daughters at center fielder, third base and first base, and her husband pitching, Gloria Capek played catcher for Bohemian Rhapsody, a team that consistently won their night. Fast forward 20 years and Gloria Capek's 5 kids and 11 grandchildren honor her memory each year with a first class event.
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The Gloria Capek Foundation Annual Softball Tournament, scheduled for June 16th at Harrier Park in Morton Grove, Illinois, has a great new affiliation!
If the incentive to win wasn't big enough, now it is even bigger!
This year, our tournament will be a play-in tournament for the ASA Fall Co-ed Nationals!
That's rigth, the winner of the GCF-tournament gets a FREE, automatic invitation to the Fall National Co-rec tournament in Forest Park, Illinois.
Registration for the GCF tournament is sure to fill up fast!
One day event
June 16, 2012
Harrer Park - Morton Grove Illinois
Co-Ed: Must play 5 guys and 5 girls at all times
Girls can choose to wear gloves
16 team league style play with 3 round playoffs
31 games played in a single day
One of the only local tournaments to feed the participants
Suggested donation: $275 per team
Prizes for winning team