Apple Tournament August 20 - 27, 2021
Sacred Heart Academy hosted the 49th annual Apple Invitational Field Hockey Tournament with SHA's Varsity, Junior Varsity, and Freshman teams all winning their divisions. Congratulations Valkyries!
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Tickets to 2021-22 SHA Athletic Events
All tickets will be sold online again this year. NO tickets will be sold at the gate. Click HERE to purchase tickets, and cheer our Valkyries to victory!
History of Apple Invitational Field Hockey Tournament
The Apple Tournament began in 1973 in honor of Constance Applebee’s 100th Birthday. Ms. Applebee, affectionately known as “The Apple”, introduced the game of field hockey as a women’s sport in the United States in 1901. The late Bunny Daugherty, former coach, athletic director, and friend of Sacred Heart Academy, founded the tournament at SHA in 1973. The Apple Tournament is the longest-running field hockey tournament in the Midwest region and one of the oldest tournaments in the nation.
The tournament is a pre-season chance for local schools to find out how their teams stack up, and is a fundraiser for Sacred Heart, offsetting costs for all SHA sports programs and clubs.
In 2014, the Stick it to Cancer and Apple Tournaments joined forces to dedicate $5,000 in proceeds to the James Graham Brown Cancer Center. In 2018 and 2019, the Apple Tournament awarded $5,000 to the local charity, Twisted Pink, which provides funding to metastatic breast cancer research and was founded by Caroline Johnson, SHA Field Hockey parent.
Last year the Apple Tournament committee divided the donation between Twisted Pink and an organization called ALK Positive, and this year, the full donation will be designated to ALK Positive.
ALK Positive is a patient-driven organization, dedicated to improving the life expectancy and quality of life for all ALK-Positive patients worldwide by providing support, empathy, and research funding. ALK-positive cancer is a type of lung cancer with no known cause, and no known cure (once it has spread to other parts of the body) and is caused by a mutation of the ALK gene.
The full Apple Tournament schedule and results will be available on Tourney Machine.