Ball players going to bat for a FUNdraising weekend

Once again the community is coming together to support each other and meaningful causes.

Today and throughout the weekend (Aug. 23-25), Saugeen Shores is hosting the annual wind-up Slo-pitch tournament for both the Ladies’ and Men’s Leagues. Not only will it be a fun time but it will also be a FUNdraising weekend for several children’s organizations, including Liv-A-Little Foundation, Caitlyn Crusaders, Kisses for Kyleigh and the Saugeen Shores Fastball League.

      (L-R) Kristan Shrider, Chad Little, Jeff Carver, Anne Dechambault-McKay, Gord MacKay, Connor Yurth,                  Bryann Colbean, Sheri Perdue & Brent Buckton (seated L-R) Harper, Erin and Olivia Little and Keyleigh                                                                              and mom Kristy Buckton,

Among those who are donating are the Wismer House who will be donating $5.00 for each home-run up to a maximum of $1,500 along with $50 gift cards for each Division top scorers.  In addition, Lakeshore Recreation (Gord MacKay) and Gord’s Imprints (Gord Lamont) will be donating $5.00 up to $500 for each strike-out.  The funds raised will go to the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation.

MacKay and Lamont also donated 60 shirts for the Champion teams and three MVP prizes along with the bats for ABC Divisions.

At Cameron Park ball diamonds (behind SDSS school) Caitlyn Crusaders will be selling tickets at $10.00 for Owen Sound Attack hockey home games, with tickets drawn in lots of four.  They will also be selling tickets for a signed Ian Mackay signed National Lacross Jersey at only $2.00 each of three for $5.00 with the draw to take place on September 15th.

‘Kisses for Kyleigh’ will also be collecting all the tabs from cans over the weekend at both Cameron Park and Lakeview Ball Diamond (Port Elgin Tourist Camp) with funds going to Ronald McDonald House.

Finally, the Leagues will be wearing purple after raising some $6,100 through the sale and purchase of special purple socks for the Liv-A-Little Foundation that struggles to find a cure for Cystinosis.  The ‘Sock it to Cystinosis’ theme was presented to the Leagues by Erin and Chad Little, founders of Live-A-Little Foundation and whose daughter Olivia lives with the disease.

The weekend is shaping up to be a big opportunity for those who enjoy watching ball playing and also for those who want to help children through donations.  Everyone is welcome to come out in what promises to be a perfect weather weekend.

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