The annual Terry Moran Softball Tournament is back for its 17th year on Saturday, July 21, and the Rolling Meadows Park District is still signing up teams to play.
Two tournaments will be held, a men's 16-inch and a co-rec 14-inch. Men's play begins at 8:15 a.m. at both Kimball Hill Park, 3301 Campbell St. and Florey park, 3300 Campbell St.; the co-rec games begin at 8:30 a.m. at Community Center Park, 3705 Pheasant Drive and at McKenzie Field in South Salk Park, 3900 Owl Drive.
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The tournament continues to be a fundraiser, and this year's beneficiaries are the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation and the Rolling Meadows Park District Foundation. Fee for each team is $150.
David Ray, division manager of athletics for the park district, said as of Tuesday 22 teams have signed up. The tournament can handle as many as 50 by using more parks, he said. He expects both championship games to get under way around 6 p.m.
Contact Ray at (847) 818-3200, ext. 223 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Terry Moran was a Hall of Fame softball player who died in a car accident 17 years ago. His family started the tournament in his memory, and a festival grew up around it and lasted for many years. The festival has gone, and the park district has taken over running the tournament, but the spirit behind the event will remain intact, Ray said.