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Staple slo-pitch tournament in Campbell River gets a new look this summer

The Lyndon Legacy Tournament is replaced by the CRHF Slo-Pitch tournament
A batter for the Dream Team smacks a single out to right field during a match against the Campbell River Good Times during the annual Lyndon’s Legacy slowpitch tournament held at Willow Point Park in 2017. Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror.

The Lyndons Legacy Tournament will have a new look and name this June.

“The Lyndons Legacy tournament has been a staple in supporting the Hospital Foundation for many years,” says Keltie McKale, events and communications director for the Campbell River Hospital Foundation (CRHF). “However, as they are unable to continue hosting it, we were offered the opportunity to take the reigns.”

Now known as the the CRHF Slo-Pitch Tournament, the previous organizers are still managing the registration directly due to their established connections in the slo-pitch community for this year.

McKale says between 14 to 16 teams are expected to register for the weekend (June 14 to 17). The CRHF is putting together a raffle table to play a significant role in fundraising.

“All proceeds from the tournament will directly support the purchase of life-saving equipment for our Emergency and ICU departments this year. Our commitment exceeds $143,000 to just these two departments, and this event will greatly contribute to that goal,” says McKale.

Local businesses will supply prizes for the raffle table. Additionally, there will be a 50/50 draw, a beer garden, and a food truck. McKale and the CRHF are looking for more donations for their raffle table. They also seek volunteers to help at the table and the beer garden.

“We believe this tournament is not just about sports; it is about bringing a community together to support a vital cause. It is a fantastic way to kick off the summer, with plenty of fun for everyone involved.”