Another Successful Kickin’ It For Cancer Tournament

Given the events that 2020 has brought, the 2020 New Melle Festival Queen Candidates persevered to plan, organize, and host the sixth annual Kickin’ it for Cancer kickball tournament on Friday, July 24, 2020.

A total of ten teams registered and came out to play and support the cause. The team names are as follows, Catala Facial Retreat & Boutique (green), Chainkickers (navy), Freeballers (maroon), Got the Runs (gold), Peoples Savings Bank (orange), Quit Yer Pitchin’ (light blue), Red Tree (grey), Sharp Finish (black), Team Trevor (turquoise), and Toe Jammers (red). An expanded menu was offered, and both players and spectators were able to enjoy normal NMSR concessions as well as pork steaks and additional sides. With games starting at 5 pm, each team was guaranteed to play at least two games during pool play. Eight teams moved on to later games which led to the semi-finalist and championship games. Shortly after sunset, the Joerling family and close friends released a memorial lantern into the sky in loving memory and remembrance of Trevor Joerling. Following the lantern release, the 50/50 Raffle winner was drawn and Andrew Murphy donated all proceeds back to Friends of Kids with Cancer. The championship game started at 11 pm deeming Got the Runs as the tournament champions, with Sharp Finish coming in second, and Freeballers in third place.

Tournament shirts are still available for purchase for those that were not able to attend the tournament. If interested, please reach out to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The Pageant coordinator, Jenna Paul, as well as the 2020 candidates, Elizabeth Benne, Sammy Brague, Regan Hoyt, Janna Joerling, Libby Thornton, and Janelle Wilkinson would like to send a heart-felt and sincere thank you to every person that made this tradition possible to move forward this year. To the team captains, the players, the spectators, the business sponsors, and the NMSR employees and personnel, THANK YOU!

Please help us in thanking this year’s Kickin’ it for Cancer sponsors. The list is long and our hearts are full!

A & S Septic ***
Ages & Stages Learning Center
Allen Building & Consulting
Bankhead Orthodontic Specialists
Blondin Professional Real Estate
The Boone Country Connection
Catala Boutique & Spa “Spa-Tique” ***
Bavarian Smoke Haus
Diamond Hauling, LLC
Joerling Bros. Trucking Inc.
Elite Heating and Cooling, Indoor Comfort Experts
Grace Hauling Inc.
Karrenbrock Construction ***
KING Contracting
Little Lamb Child Care and Learning Center
Maracas Mexican Family Restaurant
Overstock Outlet
Peoples Savings Bank ***
Player 21 Sports
Porky Joerling Trucking
Precision Dent Removal
Randy Paul Construction ***
The Red Beauty Salon
Shortstops Convenience
The Sorenson Kennels
Tharp Contracting LLC
Tier One Construction
Tuepker Brothers Construction, LTD
Willming Excavating & Construction

*** = Six-year consecutive sponsors!

From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU! With this community support, the New Melle Festival Queen Pageant is well on track to send a $6,000 donation to Friends of Kids with Cancer this year!


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2020 First Place Team: Got the Runs

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Second Place: Sharp Finish.

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Third Place: Freeballers

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Catala Facial Retreat & Boutique

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Peoples Savings Bank

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Quit Yer Pitchin'

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Red Tree Church

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Team Trevor

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Toe Jammers