Plenty of teams turn out to Stop the Violence

By on June 15, 2017
The Airborne team (above) emerged victorious on Sunday, after going 5-0 during preliminary play. (Ian Webster/Herald).

With its family-friendly atmosphere, its strict no-alcohol and no-drugs policy, and its important anti-domestic-abuse theme, the Stop the Violence slo-pitch tournament at Central Park on the weekend was a resounding success.

Organized by the Journey’s Into Tomorrow Transition House, the event attracted 17 teams from throughout the southwestern part of the province.

Two-year-old Korban Patrick demonstrates that the next generation is ready and rarin’ to play some ball. (Ian Webster/Herald).

In addition to some great ball, Saturday’s activities included games, balloons and face-painting for the children, along with delicious watermelon. “It’s my favorite tournament of the year,” said long-time local player Candice Bateson.

“There’s such a focus on the kids, on families, and on having a good time.” Bateson’s Airborne team (above) emerged victorious on Sunday. After going 5-0 during preliminary play, the local side defeated Whistler’s Soul Crush 15-10 in the championship game. 

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