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Tina's Pride Softball

 

The Gramblers, Tournament Champions. Photo: Derrick Lafrance

The eighth annual event in honor of Tina Thompson was held at the American Legion last weekend and a huge crowd braved the hot weekend to cheer on their favorite local ballplayers.

When it was over The Gramblers, captained by Char Lafrance, won the tournament.

They defeated the Saints in the final which went as far as it could before it got too dark.

There was lots of laughter on and off the diamond with draws held and it was a very successful eighth annual event which paid tribute to a remarkable woman and the legacy she left behind.

The aim of the Tina's Pride movement is Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and in addition to the annual softball fundraiser they hold walkathons, and last year held a benefit concert. The group made a donation from the 2018 tournament to an Akwesasne community member who is battling cancer, and everyone involved is to be congratulated for their work.

Award winners:

Akwi David, left, and Jay Thomas. David won the Les "Butt" Cree award for playing hard and Thomas won the Sportsmanship Trophy in honor of Manny Ransom. Photo: Derrick Lafrance.

The Gramblers (tournament champions)

Saints (2nd place)

Dirty Birdz (3rd place)

St. Boys (4th place)

Ballbusters (5th place)

Big Boys (6th place)

Villa Stoner (7th place)

Brew Crew (8th place)

Last Resort (9th place)

Da Cobras (10th place)

 

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