Cops for Kids hosting ball tourney in Golden

The first ever Cops for Kids Charity Softball Tournament will take place in Golden on September 27 and 28.

Joel Tansey

reporter@thegoldenstar.net

The first ever Cops for Kids Charity Softball Tournament will take place in Golden on September 27 and 28.

The goal of the event is to raise money for Cops for Kids, a charitable organization out of Kelowna that assists children that have financial needs and are in a medical, physical or traumatic crisis. The tournament will use wooden bats, which organizer and local RCMP officer Amber Brunner hopes will add a new level of intrigue to the tourney.

“The wooden bats make it really fun, it takes the technology of the new bats completely out of the picture and makes it more of a skill and small ball game. It’s a lot of fun.” Brunner hopes to have eight or nine teams (five have committed so far) which will guarantee each squad at least five games with a playoff bracket to follow a preliminary round robin.

The tournament will be co-ed and teams will need to have at least six men and four women. There will be concessions and a beer garden on site, as well as relay races, longest ball competitions and a 50/50 draw.

In addition to Brunner’s work in putting the event together, Brad Cable and Letitia Huston have been involved with organizing the tournament and getting the word out to surrounding communities.

Interested participants can sign up via the tournament’s Facebook event page, by e-mailing Amber Brunner at amber_brunner@hotmail.com or by calling her at 250-344-1174.