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Charity softball tourney fights Osceola Co. hunger

Softballers known simply as Revolution came out on top of Osceola’s inaugural Angels in the Outfield tournament last summer.
Date Posted: June 30, 2022

Batter up! The second annual Angels in the Outfield charity softball tournament comes up to the plate at 8 a.m. July 23 at the Leroy Ball Fields.

Sponsored by Osceola County Farm Bureau, the event benefits Angels of Action, a Big Rapids-based charity fighting hunger throughout Osceola County. Last year’s inaugural tournament raised $3,600 for the organization, whose Backpack Blessings program delivers hundreds of essential-filled packs to local K-12 students every school year.

“We’ve secured a grant that’ll match whatever we raise up to $2,500,” said Sandy Keller, president of the county Farm Bureau. “We’d love to give that full $5,000 to this very worthy and vital charity that does such good work for families all over Osceola County.”

Shirts and concessions will be available on-site. New this year, organizers welcome area crafters to market their wares all day for a nominal $25 booth fee.

Both men’s and co-ed brackets are available. Player fees are $100 per team or $10 per individual; Farm Bureau members play for free.

Those interested in participating or donating are encouraged to contact Taylor Martin (810-358-5447; [email protected] ) or Jennifer Marfio (231-796-1119; [email protected]) for more information.