Michelle Gibson swings at a pitch during one of the past 22 Sooke Invitational Slo-Pitch tournaments on the B.C. Day long weekend.

Slo-Pitch tourney about to wind up

Tournament on from July 30 to August 1

It’s been over 20 years since Sooke has been home to the annual B.C. Day slo-pitch tournament, and it shows no signs of slowing down.

Starting July 30 and running until Aug. 1, over two dozen softball teams from the Island including Victoria, Langford and Sooke are going to be taking place in six men, four women round-robin format play for prizes. The first place A division club will walk away with a $1,000 purse, with other prizes being awarded for all divisions up to fourth place.

The cost to register is $375 per team for the big ball/small ball tourney, which will take place at Fred Milne Park.

“We take teams up until three days before it starts,” said Jason Dumont, Hawks spokesman and Sooke Slo-Pitch Association president.

So far, 25 teams have signed up but more are encouraged to join said Dumont, whose Hawks faced off against the Dawg Lb on Monday after press time in the A division quarter finals.

Everyone is welcome to come out and support their team, and admission is free for the three day event. The first game starts at 8 a.m. on Saturday and there will be a concession and beer gardens. For more information or to sign up to play call Jason at 250-744-8852.

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