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MCB Softball Leagues: Registration Now Open

 

Spring is in the air, so let’s play ball! The Mecklenburg County Bar is organizing two softball leagues – the Co-Ed and Lawyers’ Leagues – which play on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights starting the first week of June through late August at Veteran’s Park.

 

Start organizing your team rosters now – the MCB is accepting new teams and players!  Contact MCB Softball Commissioner Bryan Stone at 704/333-5184 or bstone@swlawnc.com or MCB Member Networking & Sponsorship Coordinator Sara Taylor Moore at smoore@meckbar.org or 704/375-8624 by Fri., May 16 to reserve your spots.  Payment of team fees must be received no later than Fri., May 23.

 

We’ll see you in the dugout!

 


 

MCB Softball Season - A Surprise Ending

By Bryan W. Stone, Softball Commissioner

It's a story that began nearly 25 years ago.  A group of attorneys assembled from many different firms and practice areas into one solitary team called Pain & Suffering.  Yet this hodgepodge troop crafted a tale wherein each annual chapter ended the same way as the year before&in sad defeat. Yet, the tale had a twist this year; a surprise ending that few could have imagined. For the first time in 25 years, the chapter closes with Pain & Suffering being crowned 2013's Mecklenburg County Lawyer's League Softball Champions. 

Led by its captain, Robert Newkirk, and anchored by its veteran players, Alan Edmonds, Mac Sasser and Manning Huske, the team found resurgence through the youthful play from Costner Law Office. Champions rise to the occasion and on this one championship night, it was Pain & Suffering that rose. To reach one's goal after so many years of trying and failing is the embodiment of perseverance.  Congrats Coach.

Similar kudos goes to the other top teams and Lawyers' League semi-finalists: Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson, Moore & Van Allen, and More Cowbell.  All teams played a tremendous season and are looking forward to rebounding for 2014.

In the MCB Co-Ed Softball League, perennial favorites, Parker Poe Adams and Bernstein once again claimed the title of Champion, defeating the co-ed team of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft.  With its sixth victory in eight years, Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein has dominated the co-ed league and even in the face of challenges, can easily claim dynasty-status at this juncture. 

Congratulations to all the teams for another fun softball season.  Thank you all for your cooperation and professionalism.  We look forward to Summer 2014, which will be here in no time.  Until then, adieu.


 

 

 
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5-2-14 Come Rap With Us -Alternative Options for Legal Practice
Free networking event and lunch to connect informally with peers and discuss the steps and things to consider when making a big career change. Register by 4/28/14.

5-8-14 Law Day Luncheon
Mary C. Curtis, award-winning multimedia journalist, will provide the keynote address. The MCB will present the Liberty Bell Award and winner of the Charlotte Observer's Law Day essay contest.

5-8-14 MCB YLD Spring Social
Join MCB YLD members for drinks and appetizers at the NoDa Brewery Crawl. Free for MCB YLD members; $10 for Non-Members

 

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