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Wreckers’ continue winning Charity Ball

streak with third victory Tournament

August 13
by Stephanie Babych *

Monday evening (June 20) saw an exciting
game between two local slow-pitch teams, the by Deanna Mitchener
Last year a local family stepped up to the plate
Wreckers and Pitch Slap, where the Wreckers got and organized a charity ball tournament, the first
a taste of victory for their third game in a row. of its kind, and it was a hit.
Pitch Slap took a lead in the beginning of the The Edson Local Charity Ball Tournament
game, and continued to extend their lead with an Association is expanding their membership this
THE WEEKLY ANCHOR infield homerun in the bottom of the fourth. But in year and will become a society. Last year the
the fifth inning, Wreckers' player, Cheryl Bleeker,
tournament brought in 20 teams and raised
Custom T-Shirts! had a nice hit to a hole in left field resulting in a $12,000. Committee member Natasha
stand up triple and sending two teammates home,
Kowalchuk, said, "Last year out of the 12 cash
$19.95 including T-Shirt & Transfer A d i D n yone Say... taking the lead from Pitch Slap. The Wreckers' prizes we had 10 of them were donated back to
discounts available also stepped up their defensive game in the fifth, the fund which was pretty awesome. We had a
All Full COLOUR! RIDE? holding Pitch Slap to no additional points. prize for the best dressed team and encouraged
Another infield homerun in the sixth scored two
teams to come dressed up and we hope to get
Or Bring your own pictures & Ideas! points for the Wreckers, as Pitch Slap began to even more teams playing and dressing up this
year. We will be excepting up to 32 teams and
No additional cost YOUR struggle defensively. Pitch Slap kept the Wreckers registration is open now.”
at only four runs in the sixth, keeping the score
“This year the plan is to help out a couple of
BORN C close. In the bottom of the sixth, Pitch Slap player charities rather than just focusing on one. We
Nick Zerebeski, hit with the bases loaded, sending
would like to be able to help more within our
GOLF SPECIALISTS! three players home. community," said Kowalchuk.
In the top of the seventh inning, Pitch Slap let
The tournament had a lot more than ball going
WORK DON’T TELL ANYONE the Wreckers walk one home. After a few more on, there were bouncy houses for kids and
good hits, the Wreckers headed to the bottom of
contests like wheel barrel races.
the seventh with a commanding lead. Pitch Slap
This year the tournament will be held on the
G a r d eners The Weekly Anchorhe Weekly Anchor played hard to catch up, but could only score 4 weekend of August 13. If you would like more
points in the final inning, with the Wreckers
CEREAL Come to us to help winning 20 – 16. information or to make a donation, please contact
Chris Valliere Kowalchuk at 780-712-1656, Chad
“The game was really good. We had a couple
KILLER!! publicize your event and get! fouls up in the field but overall the kids were Kowalchuk at 780-712-6612, Laura Kowalchuk
at 780-728-6050 or Natasha Kowalchuk at 780-
1. Print media with over 5898 circulation! catching and making plays. It was a good, close 712-6977.
Spread the Best Dirt Print puts your event directly into the hands of potential attendees and volunteers like nothing else can! game,” Jolene Hunter, Pitch Slap's first baseman,
5040 3rd Ave., Edson, AB 723-5787 2. Editorial pre and post support for your event! said after the game. *Editor’s note: We mistakenly ran the incorrect
Editorial support draws people into your event’s story and the people involved that make it happen! The Wreckers look forward to continuing their date of August 1 for the tournament. The correct
winning streak when they play against the Aces on date for the Charity tournament is August 13. We
3. Full colour posters to place around town! Thursday. apologize for any confusion.
Posters help get the word out in a bright and attractive manner!
4. Facebook boosted on our popular page!
Proper utilization of social media is an important factor in spreading the word of your event!
5. Support on our Website! As little
24/7 anywhere, anytime access to your event’s details is important to event success!
6. Use our office as a ticket sales outlet!
We’ll have all your details and information available for ticket buyers and an experienced staff!
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call Sue Ann at 780-723-5787 for details


Pitch Slap's pitcher, Cole Boarer, pitches the ball
to the batter during the slo-pitch game, against
the Wreckers, on Monday evening. photo by
Stephanie Babych Shell donated $1,500 to the Edson Cycling Association to help with the construction of the new bike
trails at Willmore Park. photo Callie Hermanson

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