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Island softball tourney swings hard for resident

A softball tournament was held on Grand Calumet Island last weekend, seeing 11 teams take part in the fun while supporting local resident Jim Newton’s road to recovery. Pictured, Brad Peck of the eventual winners, Fully Loaded, makes a big swing in a Sunday game.
 Pictured, the Outsiders’ Jesse Mahoney goes for the fences Sunday afternoon.

Donald
Teuma-Castelletti
GRAND CALUMET ISLAND Oct. 12-14, 2018
Though late into the season, one last softball tournament was held this weekend, supporting a Grand Calumet Island resident who was recently badly injured on the job.
Featuring eleven teams from across the Pontiac, players took part in the weekend-long tournament at the island’s ball diamond, raising roughly $3,500 for Jim Newton, following his accident in late August.
Organizer Latecia Lance said she held the tournament in support of her father because he was not only their softball coach growing up but taught her and her siblings, Shane and Taneshia, how to play the game. The siblings received a tremendous amount of support in organizing the weekend, Latecia said, from volunteers through to the number of players who signed up.

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