On the long weekend, Junior Men’s Baseball teams from the lower mainland met at Aldergrove Athletic Park for the third annual Devon Sutton-Havard Memorial Baseball Tournament.
The weather was beautiful and the fans supported their Aldergrove Junior Men’s team as they faced tough competition. They were treated to excellent ball.
In the end, the Newton Beavers succeeded in winning for their second in three years.
The hometown men are already thinking about next year, hoping to secure their second win at the fourth annual event.
The tournament is held to not only enjoy baseball, but to honour one of our young men, Devon, who loved ball and all that went with it and who passed away from cancer three years ago.
It is also an opportunity to raise money for the B.C. Cancer Foundation so they may continue to search for a cure for cancer.
The organizers are grateful to the teams, the sponsors, including local supporters: Clearview Greenhouses, Esquires, Brian Hunter, Kodiaks, Milseans, Poppy Golf Estates, and Save-On Foods, as well as other generous organizations and individuals, including Abbotsford Heat, Danielle Mohr and her campaign “Baked For the Cure,” B.C. Lions, Finning, Powerzone, Powerzone, Prostock and Willow Acres.
It was also the introduction of a children’s book by Vera Sutton called “Good Night Devon” and its proceeds are also donated to the B.C. Cancer Foundation.
In total, approximately $3,000 was raised for this worthy cause. Aldergrove has once more shown its generosity and compassion.