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NATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR CANCER RESEARCH

Hits for TBark- Moorpark High Softball

Donations as of December 19, 2014:

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$4,317.00 Raised Online
$4,317.00 Total Raised

Hits for TBark- Moorpark High Softball

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To our Musketeer friends and family,
For those of you who may not know one of our sisters, Tara Barker (class of 2002), was diagnosed with Colon Cancer last April. She is currently undergoing Chemotherapy at Los Robles Hospital in Thousand Oaks.
To explain the importance of this fundraiser, I should start from the beginning and tell you how Tara is connected to the Moorpark Girls Softball League and Moorpark High School Softball. Back in the early 1990’s Tara fell in love with the game of softball, in fact she became one of the most impressive pitchers in the league. She was the reason most girls our age wanted to learn to pitch. In fact she was the reason I started to play softball in 1994. After only a few years in the MGS, she was recruited by a few other coaches to start the first Travel Softball team in Moorpark, the Sharks. This team of girls continued to play both in the Rec. leagues in Moorpark and Travel teams across Southern California. By the time Tara was in Middle School, she was a threat to be reckoned with on the mound and at the plate. She continued to play for various Travel teams; Sharks, Shilos, & Jets (I may have missed a few?). But what was most impressive is that when we started High School, Tara was asked to play on the Varsity team as a freshman and played for all 4 years as one of their starting pitchers and first basemen.
During her years at Moorpark, not only was Tara a huge asset to the Softball program but she assisted as part of the Athletic Training staff as well. Which leads us to her years in college; most Athletes leave their passion behind to focus on studies but not Tara. She was recruited to Richard Stockton College in New Jersey to play softball and pursue her other passion for Physical Therapy. At Stockton, she met her other softball family, the girls on the softball team became her other sisters during the 4 years she spent playing with the team in the cold of winter and the heat of spring training in Florida. After her last season on the mound, Tara continued to be a huge part of the team while she continued her Master’s degree and Doctorate in Physical Therapy.
After being diagnosed with Colon Cancer last April she came home to Moorpark to be with her family and friends. This is where we as a Musketeer family are asking you to help support our “Sister.” Everything that we raise during this event will be donated to the National Foundation for Cancer Research, to help find a cure for colon cancer in honor of Tara Barker.


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Supporters

Comment Donation
Janet and Ron Weaver Tara we think about you every day and send good thoughts your way.
$50.00
Craig & Sharon Adler Our thoughts and prayers are with you!
$100.00
Thousand Oaks HS Social Studies Department Greg's old pals at TOHS (and some new one's) send their support to Tara and the family.
$170.00
The Ron LaGuardia family
$25.00
Smight/Erlbaum family All the best to Tara and the Barker family - you're all in our prayers.
$100.00
Mindy and Howard Yaras We will be honoring Tara with a luminaria during the Moorpark Relay for Life ceremony.
$25.00
T.O. High School Softball Team Tara- Sending Prayers to you from the T.O High School Softball Team.
$300.00
Jerry Gallego Coach Jerry Gallego, Kaitlyn Wilkens' coach from the Firecracker team, would like to donate this in honor of Tara.
$50.00
Rudolph family
$100.00
Sue & Steve Rossen
$50.00
The Brawner Family
$25.00
Ellen Smith
$50.00
Mark and Ute Van Dam
$25.00
Bill Cox Love , from Alexa Curt
$100.00
Toole family Sending prayers and every good thought your way.
$150.00
Jennifer Strickler Thank you to all the people that purchased bracelets, baked goodies, and your donations I know that the Barker's appreciate everything!
$641.00
Anonymous
$50.00
Pat Birckhead
$50.00
Meaghan Stotts Thank you to all who showed support tonight at the Bat for Cancer event. Tara, "Fight Like A Girl". With love, Coach Stotts
$75.00
Rich & Lynn Reitzell and Kim Killough We have always believed in your fighting spirit and think of you each and every week...
$250.00
William Finnerty Great event for the fundraiser-MHS Softball
$100.00
Haas Family
$100.00
Anonymous Please credit Bailey & Sierra Huerta for MHS Hit-a-thon
$20.00
Ashley & Kyle Morgan Please credit Kassidy Simons for this donation
$50.00
Manakas Family Tara keep fighting like you did so many times on the mound! You are in our prayers.
$100.00
Aunt Von & Uncle Greg Hit so many that you start on the road to cure cancer!
$50.00
Anonymous Hit-a-thon credit for Haylee Haas @ MHS
$30.00
Anonymous Please credit Kaitlyn Wilkins for the MHS hit-a-thon
$20.00
Larry & Anna Merriman We both have such fond memories of a very special young woman. You and your family have been in our prayers all along.
$100.00
Frank & Diann DePasquale Dear Tara, You are a gifted athlete; but more importantly a gifted role model for all of us. Be strong.
$100.00
The Sarto Family
$36.00
Anonymous Please credit this donation to Kristin Peters in the Hit-A-Thon
$500.00
Shirley Wells
$50.00
John and Cathi Strickler
$100.00
Coach Combe Tara I was honored to have been your coach for 2 of the 4 years you had at MHS. You exemplified: Together Everyone Achieves More.
$300.00
Bob & Brittany Barker Tara - Your strength, courage, and optimism is inspiration in itself! We love you and are with you every step of this fight.
$100.00
joanne foley Prayers for Tara from Jennifer Sweeney's grandmother
$25.00
Erin Bell Tara, I am thinking of you and praying for you. Wishing you all the best. With love, Erin Bell (AKA Coach Petrick)
$50.00
Shannon You are supported and loved, Tara!
$50.00
Renteria Family
$50.00

Donation Summary

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Raised Online
$4,317
Total Raised
$4,317
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