July 15, 2004

Third Annual Heather Fogle Memorial Softball Tourney Set For July 16-18

Area softball teams will be taking to the diamond this weekend to honor a former player. The Third Annual Heather Fogle Memorial Softball Tournament will kick off July 16 at Johnson Park in Memphis.

A total of 11 teams have signed up to participate in the double-elimination tourney. Games will start at 7:00 p.m. Friday, July 16. Four games will be played the first evening. Softball action will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday and will run all day with the last contest scheduled for that evening at 10:00 p.m. The event will wind down on Sunday with play starting at 10:00 a.m. and running through the afternoon to the championship game.

“We have teams coming from Ottumwa, Green City, Kirksville and Kahoka as well as several local teams so there should be some pretty good softball played over the weekend,” said organizer Amy Stott.

Spectators will be treated to musical entertainment on Saturday in addition to the games. Concessions will be available all three days and special t-shirts will be for sale.

Trophies will be presented to the top three teams which will also split 50-percent of the entry funds for the first, second and third place teams. The proceeds of the weekend will go to the Heather Fogle Memorial Fund.

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