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The 3rd Annual Play for Kate Softball Tournament is Oct. 6th-8th, and we're looking for volunteers to help with our mission of improving ATV Safety.

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3rd Annual Play for Kate Softball Tournament


Join us in supporting the Play for Kate Foundation in memory of Kate Bruggenschmidt, an energetic, driven and kind- hearted 11 year old who impacted all who had the privilege of knowing and loving her. Kate’s sudden passing is being felt and shared by the entire softball community.

Kate loved softball! She spent countless hours practicing and perfecting her abilities to play the sport she loved. In honor of her dedication, the Bomb Squad Softball Organization will be hosting the third annual Play for Kate softball tournament at the Boonville Youth Softball Fields October 6 th - 8 th . Depending on the size of the tournament, we will also be using neighboring facilities in Newburgh. We will have teams coming in from all over the Tri-State along with teams from Indianapolis, Kentucky, Tennessee, etc.

The Play for Kate Foundation has funded a playground for kids to enjoy at the Youth Softball Fields in Boonville, IN as one of its first endeavors. The Foundation also gave away four scholarships in Kate’s name last year. One of the main focuses of the Play For Kate Foundation is to increase awareness about ATV safety. Funds raised from the softball tournament will help to promote ATV education, give away helmets to our youth and plans are being made to build a Buddy Ball Field for children with special needs in Warrick County.

This is where you come in. We want to make this an awesome tournament that is not like others. Each and every girl playing in the Play for Kate tournament will receive a player gift. We will be providing free face painting, free kids activities, and many other kid friendly activities in honor of Kate. There will be a radar speed pitch station, a whiffle ball homerun derby, henna tattoo booth, a D.J., pin trading, great food, and many other fun activities. Each player will receive a free ticket for our great raffle items. In addition to raffles, we will have silent auctions, and other items such as UK and IU basketball tickets packages, Yeti coolers, and Indianapolis Colt Tickets.

This tournament will be sanctioned by USSSA under the direction of Aaron Mayes. We have verbal commitments from many teams already. This will be a 5gg, single elimination tournament for 8u (cost will be $250.00), 10u-14u (cost $368), and a H. S. Division will be $275 for a 3gg (Sunday only for high school division). The team that travels the farthest will get a free entry into the tournament. We plan to have an A division, B division, and a C/rec division for each age group. We plan on doing exactly what Kate loved to do…..Play Softball!


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