SUFA softball fundraiser starts tomorrow

The SUFA Softball Association is holding another fundraiser softball tournament over the weekend at the Capitol Hill Ballfield.

Proceeds raised from the event will go toward the team’s trip to Boise, Idaho where they will compete in 8th 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.

Organizers are holding a 6pm managers and team representatives meeting tonight at the pavilion behind Gilbert C. Ada Gymnasium.

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 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.

This year Labor Day falls on a Monday, Sept. 3.

PAC-Chain topped 20 other squads to win last year’s event over, which was held in Portland, Oregon. Unfortunately SUFA was the first team ousted last year, but they have beefed up their roster and vowed 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

By Walter J. Sutherland

Walter J. Sutherland Reporter

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