Softball Tournament Weekend

Softball: Saturday is an all day affair jam packed with festivities for everyone. 14 Co-Ed teams begin playing at 8a.m. The teams consist of 6 guys and 4 girls on the field, and are separated into two brackets. Each Bracket plays a round robin, thus guaranteeing each team of at least six games. The top two teams from each bracket then play a mini playoff with the winners advancing to the championship game. The teams come from various areas of the state and while the play gets competitive, all teams exhibit sportsmanship while remembering the real cause of why they are there.

Good Music: At 8 a.m. local DJ Stump sets up and begins playing music for the entire day. Later in the afternoon, live music will be provided by local live bands who donate their time and effort.

5k Angel Run: Registration for the Fun Run/Walk begins at 7:30am at the ballpark in Fordoche, with the run beginning at 8:00am. The Fun Run will begin and end at the ballpark, where all the other festivities are going on. Individuals and Teams may enter. No entry required, but we ask for a $30 voluntary donation per person. This includes a free lunch and $5 worth of drink tickets for each participant. There will be awards given for best team t-shirt, and best individual costume. Runners and teams are encouraged to wear pink or dress up in their best angel costume. The donation can be given via the PayPal link on this website or by cash or check. Click here to register!

Good Food: In addition to the music and games, many come just to sample the wide variety of foods and beverages prepared by some of the best local Cajun chefs around. This party wouldn't be complete without the food. In South Louisiana, we have some of the best food on the planet, and you can certainly find a wide variety of food at the tournament. Jambalaya, Pasta-laya, White Beans, Fried Cracklins, Hamburgers, Nachos and a Sweet Shop are just a few of the items on sale. If you are interested in cooking something, let us know, and we will give you an opportunity to showcase you cooking skills. In the past we have accommodated large orders of plate lunches for businesses or work crews at plants, oil rigs, etc. Please contact us in advance if you are interested so that we can work with you on this matter. If the order is big enough, we will have someone deliver it to your work site.

Live Auction: In the afternoon we also have a full fledge auction of numerous items. We have an auctioneer live on the microphone, entertaining the crowd and getting everyone involved. Many businesses and individuals donate merchandise for this event. Items such as, Hand made steel Bar-B-Que pits, shotguns, fishing rods, guided alligator hunts, Autographed LSU and Saints Memorabilia, hand made swings, hand made gun cabinets, gift certificates to restaurants such as Joe Dreyfus, Louisiana Bayou Bistro, Mike Anderson's, etc are common place. Many businesses choose to donate gift certificates for the auction. If you are interested in making something to be auctioned off, or you are a business interested in donating an item for the auction, please contact us. Nothing will be turned down, and all items donated are tax deductible as well.

Awards Ceremony: At the conclusion of the softball championship game, there is an awards ceremony recognizing the top two teams for there play as well as the champions of the beer trophy. During the awards ceremony, the family also thanks all of the volunteers who make the event run smoothly.

Proceeds Benefit: 100% of the proceeds from the softball weekend are donated to the Janell LaCombe Cancer Fund. This Fund is a 501 (c)(3) federally recognized non-profit organization created by the Board of Directors of The Pointe Coupee General Hospital in conjunction with Pointe Coupee Home Bound Health Services & Hospice (LINK). 100% of the money generated from the softball weekend is used to support individuals in Pointe Coupee Parish who are currently battling with cancer. All donations made to this fund are tax deductible. For more details on this fund, please call (225) 638-5717.