TIDNISH – The 29th annual Rodney Estabrooks Memorial Muscular Dystrophy Slo-pitch tournament kicks off Friday at 6 p.m.
“We have 12 teams in this year’s tournament,” said Judy Tuttle, who can always be found keeping score at each and every slo-pitch game at the tournament. “Everybody who has played in it wants to play again.”
The tournament raises money for Muscular Dystrophy.
“We’ve raises way over $100,000 over the years,” said Tuttle.
The tournament is held in memory of Rodney Estabrooks, who died in 1986 at the age of 20 from muscular dystrophy, and in the memory of his brother Vincent, who died of muscular dystrophy many years earlier.
Rodney was an avid ball fan and spent much of his time at the slo-pitch field watching games.
The tournament also features a yard sale and the bake sale, which is at the Tidnish Community hall Saturday at 10 a.m.
Also, anybody who hits a home run donates $2 to muscular dystrophy.
“We usually raise about $60 on the home runs,” said Tuttle.
The weekend also features washer toss tournaments, several draws and raffles, and a canteen.
Anybody who wants to visit Judy during the tournament will find her keeping score behind the ball diamond.
“That’s fun. It keeps me right in it,” said Tuttle. “I’m 70-years-old now and I love it.”
The tournament has three divisions.
The Rodney Division is: Pugwash, Wallace, the Misfits, and the Alcobolics.
The Estabrooks Division is: Caught Lookin’, Way More Fun, Adam Rideout, and Who’s the Boss.
The Go 4 It Division is: The Offspring, Paul’s Peeps, Judy and Sean, TBFD, and Joey’s Brats.
– The tournament schedule is as follows:
6 p.m. – Offspring vs. Paul’s Peeps
7:15 – Offspring vs. TBFD
8 a.m. – Way More Fun vs. Adam Rideout
9:15 a.m. – Misfits vs. Alcobolics
10:30 a.m. – Judy and Sean vs. Paul’s Peeps
11:45 a.m. – Caught Lookin vs. Adam Rideout
1 p.m. – Judy and Sean vs. Joey’s Brats
2:15 p.m. – Pugwash vs. Wallace
3:30 p.m. – Way More Fun vs. Who’s The Boss
4:45 p.m. – Pugwash vs. Misfits
6 p.m. – Alcobolics vs. Wallace
7:15 p.m. – Offspring vs. Joey’s Brats (stats for Joey’s Brats)
8 a.m. – Caught Lookin’ vs. Way More Fun
9:15 a.m. – Offspring vs. Judy and Sean
10:30 a.m. – Misfits vs. Wallace
11:45 a.m. – TBFD vs. Joey’s Brats
1 p.m. – Adam Rideout vs. Who’s the Boss
2:15 p.m. – Caught Lookin’ vs Who’s the Boss
3:30 p.m. – TBFD vs. Paul’s Peeps
4:45 p.m. – Pugwash vs. Alcobolics
6 p.m. – Championships Game for Rodney Division