KNOXVLLE – The Knoxville Cyclones softball team raised the roof at the Lord Lindsey to help fund the team’s planned tournament trips to Orlando , Birmingham , and Memphis . The fundraiser, held on Nov. 10, will help pay the registration and hotel fees for the team.
The one-night reopening of the landmark Lord Lindsey’s included a local disc jockey from FM 104.5, four illusionist performers from the Rainbow Club West, drinks served from High Spirits, and catering and the location compliments of Lord Lindsey's.
Mikey Rickman, spokesperson for the Cyclones, notes, “The Knoxville Cyclones are a first year team in the K-Town Softball League. We went undefeated in regular season play and placed fourth out of 18 teams in the Music City Classic in Nashville in month of September. We are a new team with a lot of energy, enthusiasm, and dedication.”
The team includes Matt Rountree, Mikey Rickman, Josh Jordan, Freida Fontanilla, Colin Heenan, Clint Epps, Robby Holbrook, Jason Martina, Jamie Becraft, Tracy Garrett, Justin Grant, Andy Roach, and Team Manager Melissa Snelson.
“Our goal is to not only play softball and have fun, but network and grow as a GLBT community. The league has been an excellent way for all of us to support one another do just that,” Rickman further comments.
Attendance at the local bash topped 250 with the group drawing on several elements of the GLBT community.