Big Pitch Classic successful finale at MacDonald Island Park expansion site


(Fort McMurray, AB, September 17, 2012) – The Big Pitch Classic proved a successful last hurrah at the MacDonald Island Park softball diamonds last weekend, as close to 30 co-ed teams took part in the special event.

A partnership between Wood Buffalo Slo-Pitch Association, Labatt Slo-Pitch League, Boston Pizza Slo-Pitch League and MacDonald Island Park, the Big Pitch Classic served as the final event on the existing softball diamonds prior to MacDonald Island Park expansion project construction.

“What a great weekend of slo-pitch as we bid farewell to these diamonds,” said Jill Kerrigan, Wood Buffalo Slo-Pitch Association Treasurer. “We especially thank all of our sponsors, including MacDonald Island Park Hospitality for its stellar work in delivering the beverage and barbeque tent all weekend.”

Event partners included AMECO and all five local radio outlets: Mix 103.7 FM, Rock 97.9 FM, Country 93.3 FM, 100.5 K-Rock and KAOS 91.1 FM. The Big Pitch Classic organizing committee consisted of Jill Kerrigan, Luana Bussieres, Curtis O’Brien, Bill Brook, Christina Brook and Patti Lavery.

“The Big Pitch Classic was the perfect backdrop as we begin construction and what will be a better place for our community sports organizations,” said Tim Reid, Chief Operating Officer at MacDonald Island Park. “We can’t wait until we’re able to host an event like this at the brand new diamonds that are part of the expansion project. Thank you to tournament organizers for coming through with a great event for the softball community.”

Big Pitch Classic division winners were as follows:

·         A1 Division: Clippers

·         A2 Division: Balls Deep

·         B1 Division: Vintage

·         B2 Division: Hammerheads

·         C1 Division: Hit ‘Em High

                           C2 Division: Roc Dawgs

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