Christine Adelsberg Day - August 9, 2000
Tyler Girls Meet Mayor Tom Murphy
Adelsberg Feted, Tyler Mountain Girls Meet Mayor Murphy,
The Tyler Mountain Girl's Senior League team capped off their 2000 championship season in grand fashion. The Brookline girl's were treated to a pizza party in the office of Pittsburgh Mayor Tom Murphy on Wednesday, August 9, then were spirited away to Florida by coach Chris Adelsberg the following day for a week-long trip to Disney World as a reward for their accomplishments.
In addition to the pizza party and the exciting trip to Mickey's place, the girl's watched as City Council and the Mayor issued proclamations naming August 9, 2000 "Christine Adelsberg Day" in the city of Pittsburgh. These honors were bestowed upon their manager for her 18 years as a volunteer softball coach, four championships, and her dedication to her players.
During their afternoon with the Mayor, the girls were given a tour of Mr. Murphy's suite and were treated to an informative and enlightening history of the distinguished Pittsburgh office. Then it was time for lunch, supplied by Pizza Outlet. The girl's left the mayor's place with full stomachs, enhanced knowledge of the mayor's predecessors, and respect for the man who has worked so hard to bring Pittsburgh into the 21st century, Thomas Murphy.
The Tyler team entered the 2000 season as one of the top seeds, and had to work hard to earn each win. Their season record was 10-6, followed by four teams tied at 9-7. Tyler took the championship series in three games from a tough Schwartz Market squad, and earned themselves a surprise trip to Disney, funded entirely by their coach.
Regarding the trip to Disney, Chris was asked what made this team more deserving than her other championship teams. Chris replied, "All of my other winning teams were powerhouses. We were expected to win. This team had to work hard for every win. Nothing came easy this year. The girls came through with the big wins and to reward their efforts, I decided to take them to Disneyworld."
Upon their return from the Magic Kingdom, Chris said that they had a marvelous time. The team stayed at the All-Star Sports hotel, located within the Disney confines. There were many teams in attendance from across the country and the sports atmosphere made things a little more exciting. During their week in Disney, the girls visited all the main theme parks.
Quite a reward for a winning season!
In Chris' words, "They are a great bunch of girls and they deserve the best."
Below are the texts of the two proclamations honoring Chris Adelsberg:
By virtue of the authority vested in me as Mayor of the City of Pittsburgh, I do hereby issue this proclamation declaring August 9, 2000
CHRISTINE ADELSBERG DAY
In the City of Pittsburgh; recognizing Christine's commitment to the youth of the city; and,
Recognizing that Christine has won four championships in those eighteen years; and,
Recognizing that this year, Christine won her fourth championship and is taking the winning players and coaches to Disney World; and,
Recognizing the dedication and extraordinary volunteerism that Christine Adelsberg has performed, I am both proud and delighted to proclaim August 9, 2000 CHRISTINE ADELSBERG DAY in the City of Pittsburgh.
IN WITNESS WHEROF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the City of Pittsburgh to be affixed.
Tom Murphy - August 4, 2000.
PITTSBURGH CITY COUNCIL
WHEREAS, Christine Adelsberg has unselfishly given of her time to coach softball for the Brookline Little League Association for the last eighteen years and;
WHEREAS, Christine has won four championships during her time as coach and;
WHEREAS, Christine is fulfilling her promise to her championship team and coaches by generously taking them to Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby commend Christine's commitment and dedication to the youth in her neighborhood and wishes them a safe and fun-filled trip to Disney World.
* Photos provided by Mike Radley *
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