Alumni softball event gives cash to athletic department
Graduates of Central Lafourche enjoyed America’s pastime last weekend in an effort to help the schools’ athletic programs battle tough economic times.
The Trojans held an alumni softball tournament this past weekend at the Lockport Recreation Fields with proceeds going to benefit sports programs at the school.
More than 20 total teams between men and women’s brackets participated and raised thousands of dollars – a huge coup, considering the downturn in the local economy.
“We had fun. It was a nice weekend,” added Bobby Breaux, who competed in the Central Lafourche event. “It’s always great to see friends you haven’t seen in a while. It feels good to give back. It’s a weekend we all look forward to every year.”
For the Trojans, teams in the 2000s ruled the day.
Central Lafourche assistant principal Chris Arnold said there were 17 teams in the men’s bracket – a number that he said is about on par with the figures the school has seen in other events.
When the final pitch was thrown, the 2007 graduating class won the tournament, outlasting the rest of the field with its all-around play.
On the women’s side, Arnold said six teams signed up to compete and the 2011-12 squad took home the title in a competitive bracket.
“There were a lot of quality players at the park,” Breaux said. “It was great to see everyone giving it their all. We were blessed with great weather, and it was a weekend that everyone enjoyed.”
Posted on Tue, May 17, 2016
by Gazette Staff Reports