The SUFA Softball Association is calling on all managers and team representatives interested in taking part in their annual fundraising tournament to attend an organizational meeting this coming Wednesday, July 25, 6pm at the pavilion behind the Gilbert C. Ada Gymnasium.
SUFA is set hold its fundraiser softball tournament on July 28 and 29 at the Capitol Hill Ballfield.
Proceeds raised from the event will go toward the group's trip to Boise, Idaho where they will compete in 2012 CNMI Labor Day Softball Tournament; this is the second time the competition will be held in Boise.
There is a $100 entrance fee per team.
The fundraiser tourney will follow a double-elimination format with one modified coed rule, which stipulates that at least two female players must be both in the lineup and on the field at all times.
Prizes are up for grabs, but have not been determined yet.
SUFA is a non-profit organization that raises its own funds every year in order to represent the CNMI in the popular Labor Day event held in the mainland. The event has also been held in Las Vegas, Seattle, San Diego, and Portland in the past.
CNMI teams from Idaho, California, Washington, Hawaii, Arizona, and Nevada have also traveled annually to be a part of the congregation.
In Chamorro, sufa translates to “pushing or hitting” something.
This year marks SUFA's fifth appearance in the event and the tournament falls on Labor Day, Sept. 3.
PAC-Chain topped 20 other squads to win last year's event over, which was held in Portland, Oregon. While SUFA unfortunately was the first team ousted last year, it has beefed up its roster and is vowing to turn in a better performance this time around.
For more information, contact Joe Flores at 483-7848 or SUFA secretary Alfreda Camacho at 287-3818 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.