Heritage Ball Classic starts this weekend | DrumhellerMail
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Heritage Ball Classic starts this weekend


    The Heritage Ball Classic has been rescheduled and relocated for this weekend after being previously rained out.

    The baseball tournament, made to honour the great love of baseball miners had in the valley, has been moved to the Newcastle baseball diamonds.
    The Slo-pitch Tournament will held at 3:00 p.m Sunday, July 10. An exhibition game will start at 5:30 p.m. Sunday to see the valley’s finest players return to the field, as a number of ball players from past teams will step up to bat.
    There are 16 old time players confirmed for the exhibition match, and organizers are asking the audience to come out to cheer for their community teams of Newcastle, Rosedale, Midland, Wayne, Nacmine, East Coulee, Cambria, and Bankview.
    “It’ll be a great time,” says organizer Cindy Clark.
    A part of the registration fees for teams will help fund the Mining Centennial monument. Bats donated by the Sports Room Source for Sports will be signed by the old time players and auctioned off, with proceeds also going to the monument.
    The Heritage Ball Classic will also have childrens’ activities, historic play-by-play commentary by Ron Bell and Jason Blanke, beer gardens, and refreshments.
    Those looking to play can contact Cindy at Sandstone Lanes, 403-823-6677. Spots are still open for more teams to register.

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