2014 Players Memorial Tournament
Saturday, May 10 - Bethesda Park
Opening Ceremony

Age Division



Clemson SC

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 away.

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 prayer.

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 year.

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 all day.
  • 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 the games.
  • Stacy Fowler for reserving the fields and providing a PA system.
  • Gwinnett Parks and Recreation for lining the fields for us.


2013 Memorial Tournament

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Opening Ceremony


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50 Teams and Tournament Play

Bainbridge Polecats

League 50 Team

Miken Monarchs

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55/60 Teams and Tournament Play

League 55/60

Hendersonville, NC 55/60


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65 Teams and Tournament Play

Hendersonville, NC

League 65

Clemson, SC

Extreme Heat

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