We will be coming together as a family to help our brothers in need this holiday season.
We are introducing a fun way to play the old classic game of kickball.
All of the same rules apply with a few new additions.
Every “at bat” will allow the opposite team to choose when they want to invoke the bat spin penalty for one player before the ball is rolled.
A team will earn 1 “Spin Penalty” every inning played.
A team can bank up to 3 “Spin Penalties” if they are unused in the inning.
Fun 3rd inning stretch games will be added if we have enough children under the age of 10 in attendance.
Each player will be allowed to choose a “walk-up” song of their choice. The organizers reserve the right to make changes as they deem necessary. We will always mess with you!
We will have delicious food for those in attendance. Please arrive early so it doesn’t get cold!
We hope you can join us for our fundraiser and toy drive this year.
In October of this year, Salvador and Julie were pleasantly surprised by the birth of their beautiful daughter, Isabella, in Salt Lake City Utah. Isabella was born prematurely but was in good health. Isabella was then transported to Kaiser Hospital in California where she is currently in the NICU. Isabella is getting stronger and stronger by the day and with God’s will she will be home soon.
Earlier this November, Salvador went into urgent care for a sinus infection. The doctor decided to admit Salvador due to blood lab work showing low hemoglobin count. They gave him a blood transfusion and monitored his blood level. The doctor believed the root cause was because of a medication Salvador was taking. The medication might have caused a folate deficiency. After receiving folate he was supposed to be discharged from the hospital. While he was excited to go home, he was more excited to see Isabella who was on a different floor of the same hospital. After a few hours later, Salvador was given news that his red blood cells are looking good but that his white blood cells were low. This could be due to several factors ranging from a simple virus to cancer.
The doctors kept Salvador another day to run more tests. The doctor still believed that the root cause was because of the medication but couldn’t give 100 percent certainty. That didn’t sit well with Salvador so after talking with Julie they decided to request a bone marrow biopsy. The result of the biopsy came back and Salvador was notified he had Leukemia. This shocked the Ortega family as they were celebrating the new addition to their family. Salvador is in good spirits and will fight and beat this cancer. He starts chemo on November 30th.
I am asking friends and families to come together to support the Ortega family during this time of hardship. All donations will go towards any medical expenses and necessities for Isabella. Any unused money will be towards Isabella’s college fund.
In June of 2014, 3 year old Super Julian was diagnosed with brain cancer. Since then, Julian has undergone five months of chemotherapy and brain surgery. He has taken on his fight with cancer with the spirit, strength and relentlessness of all his favorite superheroes such as Spiderman,The Hulk, Captain America and Batman. Knowing just how difficult it is to hospitalized, this little Superhero wants to bring joy to others little heroes facing the same challenges and unable to spend the holidays at home with their loved ones. Join Super Julian and the Brothers of Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc. bring smiles to these little heroes this holiday season.
If you wish to donate, please follow these toy gifting guidelines:
- To prevent infection, we only accept new toys, books and DVD’s.
- We cannot accept stuffed toys or toys with small pellets or beans.
- Toys should be sturdy and free of any parts which may pinch.
- Please avoid toys which can break easily and leave sharp edges. (i.e. made of glass or brittle plastic)
- No toys designed to promote aggressive behaviors (e.g. toy weapons of any kind nor violent video games or movies).
- All craft materials must be non-toxic (e.g., markers, glue, paint)
Gift cards are also welcomed. Adolescent patients and teens can benefit less from a toy and more from an educational game or book and a gift card can be distributed to that patient as a gift during their recovery. Recommendations: Target, Walmart, and iTunes.