Collinsville, Oklahoma
December 29, 2011
Miscellaneous News
Nine Year Old Pokémon Champ /
Baseball Booster Dinner Feb 4th / Softball Volunteers For 2012

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Sarah Pulice Is Pokémon Champion
Collinsville’s own, Sarah Pulice, 9, put her Pokémon trading card skills to the test on December 17 during the Play! Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG) City Championship Tournament in Jenks, OK. After a full day of battling many fellow Pokémon TCG players, Sarah was crowned City Champion after clenching first place, earning a City Championship medal! Pokémon TCG tournaments provide players with an opportunity to succeed at an intellectual sport and test their skills, strategy, and creativity. She is preparing now for the upcoming State Tournament.

Bailey Fox (Barokas PR for Pokémon Company International)



Sarah Pulice of Collinsville, OK Tops Local Competitors at Championship Event

BELLEVUE, Wash.—December 21, 2011—After a full day of head-to-head Pokémon™ Trading Card Game (TCG) battles, Sarah Pulice clinched first place at the 2011 Jenks, OK Pokémon City Championships, earning a top city ranking and Championship Points which count toward a potential invitation to the Pokémon U.S. National Championships in Indianapolis, Indiana next summer.

The 2011 Jenks Play! Pokémon City Championship provides an opportunity for competitors to test their Pokémon TCG skills, strategy, and creativity. The Pokémon community of fans, family, and friends were on-hand cheering their Pokémon TCG Trainers as they battled to become Pokémon City Champion and earn Championship Points. Top finishers from the Jenks Pokémon City Championships were battling for potential invitations to attend the U.S. National Championships and hopefully advance to the annual Pokémon World Championships in Hawaii on August 10th-12th, 2012, to compete against elite players from more than 25 countries, including Japan, U.K., France, Italy, Germany, and Spain.

The Pokémon City Championships are 2011-2012 Play! Pokémon Premier Events sanctioned by The Pokémon Company International and locally managed by Premier Tournament Organizers. These volunteer organizers run Pokémon TCG and video game tournaments across the United States throughout the year, and many are parents of current or former Pokémon TCG or video game players. Collectively they oversee tens of thousands of Pokémon competitors who train and compete in various Play! Pokémon programs, events, tournaments, and leagues to prepare for major events like the City Championships.

“What makes an event like the Pokémon City Championships so special is the involvement and support it receives from the local community,” said J.C. Smith, director of Consumer Marketing for The Pokémon Company International. “The Jenks-area has a strong group of Pokémon players who enjoyed a great weekend of competition.”

Play! Pokémon competitors are divided equally into three divisions: Junior Division (born in 2001 or later), Senior Division (born in 1997–2000), and Masters Division (born in 1996 or earlier).

For more information, please visit

About Pokémon

The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing, marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children’s entertainment properties in the world. For more information, visit


To learn more about Pokémon Organized Play, please contact: Kelly Knickerbocker (Barokas Public Relations) 206-264-8220

Baseball Diamond Dinner In February
The Collinsville Cardinals Home Run Club will be holding their annual Diamond Dinner in February. We would like to invite our Community and upcoming Collinsville Cardinal baseball players to come and be a part of Collinsville Baseball.

The evening is packed full of baseball with our Guest Speaker, Mr. Rob Walton, Head ORU Baseball Coach & USA Pitching Coach. We are very fortunate to have Mr. Walton as our Guest Speaker. He will have excellent advice for all. Special Guest, David Chester, former Collinsville baseball player drafted to the Boston Red Sox will be joining us and available for autographs. This is a rare opportunity to get a Boston Red Sox player autograph! Our Master of Ceremonies, Chris Lincoln, KTUL-TV Channel 8 is a lot of fun and always keeps the evening moving. All of this with spaghetti dinner!

Our Silent Auction is coming along with autographs from Barry Sanders, former Detroit Lions & OSU player, Felix Jones of the Dallas Cowboys and Oklahoma City Thunder player James Harden. We have Season Tickets for ORU Baseball and ticket vouchers for the St. Louis Cardinals. Also, portrait certificates, Yard Art, hand made Ragtime Quilt, Cardinal Basket and much more.

Tickets are $25 or $175 for a table of 8. RSVP requested to Sherrie Olivier by January 25, 2012. Email or by phone or text 918-809-5229.

We hope to boost our upcoming 2012 Baseball Season with an evening of fun and baseball!

Thank you for all you do to help the baseball program.

Collinsville Cardinals Home Run Club
Laurie Sherwood

Collinsville Girls Softball Needs Volunteers

Collinsville Girls Softball are looking for volunteers to help with our board for the Spring 2012 season. In view of CGSA to continue in the promoting of girls softball in Collinsville we are asking for dedicated volunteers to be part of our board to help the little league softball to continue. Because without your help little league softball in Collinsville will cease to exist.

Our hope is to have Collinsville girls play for a Collinsville Association, represent Collinsville around our state and surrounding states, and grow up to play junior high and high school ball for Collinsville. That is why Collinsville Girls Softball Association contributes greatly to the high school softball program by running scholarship tournaments for our graduating Seniors and donating money to their program. Because CGSA players should be the future Lady Cardinals.

If anyone is interested in volunteering plaes contact Kim @ 918-906-6832 or Jayce @ 918-978-9293, you can also email us at Please contact us and express your interest by January 15th.

Thank you
The Collinsville Girls Softball Association Board

-- Kimberly Thetford (12/29/2011)