Optimist Park Gearing Up for Annual Slo-pitch Tourney


Île-des-Chênes is known for its Optimist Park, with beautiful diamonds that are well maintained by volunteers in the community. 

For more than ten years, Seine River Ball has been putting on one of the largest slo-pitch tournaments around at Optimist Park. On September 15–17, approximately 32 teams will gear up and play ball.

Organizer Sheldon Dubois explains that this tournament is run fully by volunteers, with the exception of umpires, who are hired. The tournament is believed to be the biggest community tournament around.

“Not many places have enough diamonds to accommodate that many teams,” says Dubois.

Teams can register for either of the two different leagues at the tournament, the recreation side or the competitive side. On the recreation side, teams are just there to have fun and have a good time. The competitive side is for those who are in it to win!

The recreation entry fee is $175 and the competitive entry fee is $225. Spectators are free to come watch as they wish and cheer on the teams. 

Teams and spectators will be welcomed with a scrumptious pancake breakfast on both Saturday and Sunday.

And let’s not forget the beer gardens. What would a slo-pitch tournament be without beer gardens?

For more information

Contact Sheldon via text at 
204-232-9342 or 
email sheldon.dubois@gmail.com

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