2014 Players Memorial Tournament
Saturday, May 10 - Bethesda Park
Thanks to all of the teams and players that came
out and played in the Memorial Tournament. We had 10 teams participate
with players from GA, NC, AL, and SC. The Gwinnett Senior Softball
Executive Committee appreciates everyone’s support of the
tournament honoring league players and spouses that have passed
The tournament started at 8:45 a.m. with Ron King,
League President, welcoming everyone. Bert McDade gave the opening
prayer. Ron read the names of the players who passed away; Bob Morrison,
Vice President read the names of the spouses who have passed away.
The league recognized the players/spouses present with a gift card.
Harvey Schulman read the Les Boswell
Play started at 9:00 a.m. We were able to finish
all games by 5:05 p.m. I think everyone would agree – it was
a great tournament. The weather was beautiful - only started to
sprinkle right after the last game. Plus there were family and friends
out there cheering for their favorite teams.
With the renovation at Bethesda, we did not have the
concession stand or working bathrooms, but everyone took it in stride
knowing that in 2015 the park will be awesome and ready for us to
play. Thank you all for being patient and coming out to play this
THANKS to the following individuals who helped make the
tournament a success this year! If I missed anyone that helped out,
I apologize up front for not remembering. Just let me know so I
can add you to the list to be recognized.
SPECIAL THANKS to CHARLIE BLACKBURN!!
Charlie donated his time to be Field Manager
for the day. He got the keys for the fields, made sure the scoreboards
and lights were operating and stayed around to the end to lock up.
He also kept score for the 50 Division all day.
- Howard Wilcox and Bill Grimes
for recruiting the teams that participated this year and bring
the softballs for each division.
Cheryle Bennett handled team
registration and made sure we had all the team waivers and fees
paid before the teams got on the fields.
Tena Stanfield brought the
donuts, made the coffee, attached the cups in the dugouts, and
went out and bought snacks for sale to players.
Bill Grimes brought the ice
for the water coolers, and the gift cards to give out to the
players/spouses that attended in memory of their loved ones.
- Tom Pressley kept score for the 55/60 Division
- Howard Wilcox and Wayne Griffin brought the
2 Pitcher's Screens from Best Friend.
Jim Hannah donated his time
by taking pictures.
Bruce Caldwell (50 Division),
Ed Brown Jr, (55/60 Division) and Mitch
Hart (65 Division) did a great job umpiring all
- Stacy Fowler for reserving the fields and providing
a PA system.
- Gwinnett Parks and Recreation for lining the
fields for us.
50 Teams and Tournament
55/60 Teams and Tournament
65 Teams and Tournament