Fundraiser saw all bases loaded

Last weekend’s baseball tournament in Mansfield et Pontefract was organized to support Otter Lake’s O’Livia Richard and her family, while she undergoes treatment for Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. From left: The organizers included the family of Robert Denault, Denise Duval, Rebecca Denault and Terry Charrette, who were proud to say that every cent raised from the weekend will benefit the Richard family.
Mayor of Fort Coulonge Gaston Allard swings for the fences in Sunday’s A final game.
Half Cut proved champions of the A division, with their all-star roster including, back row, from left: Charlie Frost, Eric Kluke, Travis Dubeau, Justin Stewart, Stephen Newberry, Quinn O’Brien and Matt Kluke. Front row, from left: Claudee Galipeau, Vanessa Pearson, Emily Taylor and Marie-Claude Danis.
The Knockouts emerged winners of the B division, with their beauty of a team including, back row, from left: Marc Fortin, Eric Turner, Nick Brown, Zach Therrien, Patrick St-Cyr, Sam Brown and Matt Bélaire. Front row, from left: Cassy Bérubé, Julia Dumouchel, Kailee Toupin and Erica Dube.
The tournament saw 15 teams play, over three days of games. Pictured, Half Cut’s Stephen Newberry puts bat to ball in the final A game of the weekend.

Donald Teuma-Castelletti
May 11-13, 2018
While one family in Otter Lake is dealing with an unimaginable tragedy at the moment, their community has continued to rally behind them, this time offering support through a fundraising baseball tournament.
With the start of summer weather coming early, organizers took advantage to host a tournament over the weekend, seeing 15 teams hit the mound across two divisions, while raising money for a 15-year-old girl and her family.
“My wife [Denise Duval] first thought of this, because she works with O’Livia [Richard]’s dad,” said Robert Denault, one of the organizers.

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