All weekend long, both local and out-of-town softball teams got together for the James Person Memorial Softball Tournament.
Out of the ten co-ed teams that participated, five were made up of local players. The Tupper Lake teams were, Park Street Hair and Nails, Hollingsworth Hammers, Sportfolios, Dobber’s Dogs and the Team Against Cancer.
Despite the informal nature of the tournament with altered rules to move the games along quicker, each team played competitively with heavy hitting and fast plays. “It’s really is great softball,” said Mayor Paul Maroun. “Everything went great,” said organizer, and Hollingsworth Hammer’s player Kyle Kavanagh. “It was another smooth year with great weather.”
The winner of the tournament was Clint Hollingsworth’s team the Hollingsworth Hammers.
All of the proceeds generated by the tournament go towards the James Person scholarship—a scholarship that is given each year to a Tupper Lake student, who mirrors James' robust and outgoing personality. In the wings at the tournament was the famous Lion’s Club Cook Shack, under the direction of tournament fans Lions Kurt and Mark Garrelts. The club donates all of its proceeds from the weekend sales of hamburgs, hot dogs, sausages and breakfast sandwiches to the scholarship. The announcement of the monies raised will come in an upcoming issue.