In Pictures: Day 4 of the Glacier Challenge Slow Pitch Tournament
By David F. Rooney
Centennial Park, which had been the long-weekend home for people from 87 slow-pitch teams was almost empty by 4 pm Monday. Teams started packing up and leaving on Sunday morning after an eventful weekend of softball, very unusual torrential downpours and nighttime thunderstorms. Despite that everyone agreed they had a good time unwinding in Revelstoke.
There were few serious injuries or incidents requiring police intervention and only one known theft. And that was of empty bottles, if you can believe it. Some one emptied one of the Ski Club’s strategically placed recycling bins and made off with them. A Good Samaritan coming down a trail coming down the bluff later reported seeing a pile of empties behind the high school. They were retrieved without incident.
This was the 26th tournament and it benefits everyone in town one way or another. A lot of clubs and ver small business make money off it. All 2,000 or 3,000 visitors spend wads of cash and our economy prospers. What’s more everyone wants to have a good time without any hassle and as a community I think we like to see that.
What will the 2014 Glacier Challenge Slow-Pitch Tournament be like? Probably much the same. And several teams have already signed up for a repeat next year. In the meantime, here are a few last photos from Centennial Park: