Capering canines are putting the pedal to the metal to race for charity. This always popular event – and much more – is taking place during the 30th annual Comox Valley Women’s Fastball Charity Tournament this weekend (June 15-17) at Lewis Park.
First race is Saturday near the beer gardens and if they are not too exhausted from their efforts, the pups have agreed to race again on Sunday. “Come on down and pick your pup – all for a great cause,” said tourney spokesperson Jill Cornwell.
This is only one of the fun activities planned for the weekend. Ever wondered how fast you really can throw? Test yourself with the radar gun. Peruse the pile of raffle goods and take your chances with the balloon draw.
There is a reunion tonight (June 15) from 6-10 p.m. in the Tsolum Building at Lewis Park and all former players, coaches, officials and fans are invited to attend.
A three-inning alumni game is slated for 1 p.m. Saturday on Lewis #1 – Roberta Williams will throw out the first pitch and longtime coach, umpire and fan Harry Lavoie will be one of the umpires.
All proceeds from this tournament go to support local women and children. “Join us to watch some great womens’ fastball, innovative fundraising and have a darn good time supporting some worthy causes,” said Cornwell.
Games get underway tonight at 6 p.m. and continue all weekend through to the final at 3:30 p.m. Sunday.
– Comox Valley Women’s Fastball League