The Innerkip Umpires Association is pleased to announce that the 13th annual Gord Marshall Memorial Ladies’ Fastball Tournament will be played at the Innerkip Sports Field from July 7 to 10.
The Gord Marshall Memorial Tournament was initiated in 2004 as a local fundraiser for the Innerkip ladies’ team. In 2006, local umpires were asked to take over operation of the event and decided to use it as a means to not only showcase excellent ladies’ fastball but also to raise money for charity.
The Innerkip Umps are known for calling balls, strikes, safes and outs over this four-day event while hitting a home run when it comes to raising money for charity through this tournament. Over the past decade, this event has donated $110,000 to the Oxford County Chapter of the Canadian Cancer Society, as well as helped raise thousands of dollars for the Innerkip Parks & Recreation Committee and the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) in memory of a former friend, ball player and fellow umpire Gord Marshall.
For 2016, the Innerkip Umpires Association are pleased to announce that for the second year in a row, the Oxford County Chapter of the CMHA has been chosen as this year’s beneficiary of proceeds from this event. This charity was chosen to once again show support to families from Innerkip and the surrounding area, who have been affected by mental illness. Innerkip umpire and 2016 media relations co-ordinator Kyle Smith said, “this event continues to be one of the best ladies’ fastball tournaments in South Western Ontario. This is due in part to the support each year of our long-term supporting teams, sponsors, volunteers, many media partners, and the local community. The umpires and our supporting cast of volunteers work tirelessly behind the scenes each year to help us stage this first class event”
Make your plans now for July 7 to 10 to be in Innerkip. Come witness some top level ladies’ fastball action at one of the finest fastball facilities in Oxford County in a small rural village known as Innerkip!
Contact: Brad Hallock (Tournament Chairman) - 519-537-0323 - email@example.com
Kyle Smith (Media Relations Coordinator) - 519-537-4771 - firstname.lastname@example.org