On Sunday August 3rd, 2014 the inaugural "Think Pink" Adult/Youth Charity Dart league was the guests of the Omaha Storm Chasers at Werner Park in Papillion, Nebraska as they hosted the Iowa Cubs in a battle of the top two teams in the division.
The league players and their families were able to enjoy a beautiful day of baseball, face painting, balloon animals, basketball & wiffle ball games, a petting zoo, bounce houses, playground, carousel and much more thanks to the partnership between Greater Omaha Leagues and the Omaha Storm Chasers organization for this charity league. The kids who chose to stay until the end of the game were even able to go onto the field and run the bases.
Greater Omaha Leagues has been proud of our first charity dart league and we look forward to many more successful years.
Just a friendly reminder to players that we are closing in on the deadline for the Fall 2014 dart league. Don't miss out on the opportunity to have some fun during the cold winter months.
There are many benefits to playing in Greater Omaha Leagues...100% plus payback...not only does Greater Omaha Leagues pay back all of the league dues to players, they also use bar sponsorship money to pay for League Champion shirts and fund the Ultimate Qualifier Series, which ends with one of the biggest single tournament pots in the area. On top of all of this, Greater Omaha Leagues also have a partnership with Promo-Nation LLC, a rewards group that allows players to earn points for playing in leagues/tournaments. Once the player creates a free player account at www.promo-nation.com they begin to accrue points that are redeemable for thousands of items in the online store.
We have already had players redeem points for weed eaters, curling irons, edgers, chainsaws, heaters, dartboards, fire pits, digital cameras, HD TVs, etc...all for playing darts, pool and/or Golden Tee Golf with Greater Omaha Leagues. Players have the option to save up their points for bigger and bigger prizes as well, like pool tables, ATV's, Theater Systems, etc...once they are in a player's account, they don't expire.
If you aren't already playing league with Greater Omaha Leagues...I'm not sure what the hold up is...it doesn't get any better. Find yourself a team, a sponsoring home bar and start playing. "It Pays to Play With Greater Omaha Leagues".
On August 8th, 2014 the Eagles Club Aerie # 365 in Plattsmouth, Nebraska hosted their first annual “End of Summer Shootout” luck of the draw dart tournament and the event was an instant success. This being the club’s first venture into the world of large dart tournaments, they sought out sponsor partners to help them add to prize money. When it was all said and done the sponsors: Whitey Smith, New Technology Towing & Recovery, Cundall Auctioneering & Big Al’s Bar had added $400.00 to the payouts for the evening.
With the added money guaranteed for the evening, players from numerous regional cities made the trip out for the event and finalized the event with 48 teams vying for the top spot. Players of all different skill and experience levels joined together to make the inaugural event a huge success, leaving the Eagles # 365 eager to host more tournaments with money added.
The results were:
1st Place: Donnie Nippert (Harlan, IA) & Rick Molczyk (Bellevue, NE)
2nd Place: Wes Babcock (Omaha, NE) & LaVel Sterling (Omaha, NE)
3rd Place: Steve Garrean Sr. (Plattsmouth, NE) & John Edwards (Sioux City, IA)
4th Place: Jeff Brindley (Fremont, NE) & Milton Petersen (Omaha, NE)
5th-6th: Alan Knudtson (Omaha, NE) & Chris Smith (Plattsmouth, NE)
5th-6th: Ben Rimel (Plattsmouth, NE) & Mark Reeves (Sioux City, IA)
7th-8th: Kole Gray (Plattsmouth, NE) & Jason Gressman (Omaha, NE)
7th-8th: Amber Nicole Sidney (Plattsmouth, NE) & Dale Kenworthy (Lincoln, NE)
9-12th: John Lowell (Bellevue, NE) & Steve Garrean Jr. (Plattsmouth, NE)
9-12th: Matthew Alexen (Plattsmouth, NE) & Robert DeMey (Omaha, NE)
9-12th: Mike Chamberlain (Sioux City, IA) & Brian Garges (Council Bluffs, IA)
9-12th: Terril Kennedy (Plattsmouth, NE) & Chance Taylor (Plattsmouth, NE)
There was much attention focused upon two young competitors, Kole Gray (15) & Chance Taylor (13), who stepped away from the youth league and stepped up in competition…only to excel. The Eagles Club and Greater Omaha Leagues look forward to more successful events like this one that will showcase players from everywhere throughout the region.