2008 5th Annual

OPENING CEREMONIES:   Five years and still going strong!  Dan O’Neill, MC for the Tournament was happy to once again congratulate players, volunteers and spectators on the monies raised through the Tournaments to date, emphasizing how the dollars raised through RACH Fund are making a difference!  This year, a Parry Sound Men’s Choir joined a group from the St. Peter’s Choir to sing Oh Canada; and Rachel’s four siblings – Adam, Aaron, Gillian & Jordan threw the Opening Pitch to each other..and the games began!

WEEKEND ACTIVITIES:   The 3 day Tournament with 32 teams, including a Friday night Fish Fry, two nights of live entertainment, the ever-popular Silent Auction, BBQ/Concession and the Beer Tent was another huge success!  The Fireworks display on Saturday night was enjoyed by everyone attending!

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT IN BEER TENT:  Friday Night – everyone enjoyed dancing to The Dirty Little Swing Thing and on Saturday night – Parry Sound’s own 8Minutes2Live (drummer Aaron Higgins – Rachel’s brother) rocked the night away to everyone’s delight!

PHOTOS:  This is just one of the memories from the weekend.Click on the photo and see Tournament photos on our RACH Fund Facebook Group page.  Please feel free to add any others that you may have to this year’s Tournament or any of our other Tournaments!

2008 RACH 3-Pitch Field

SPECIAL NOTES:  This year ‘Georgian Bay’ Rock that was carved with the words “Spirit Award” was presented “To The Person Who Most Exemplifies The Spirit Of Rachel Higgins”and whose enthusiasm and dedication to making a difference to those living with cancer through the RACH Fund and it’s Tournaments.  Joanne Higgins was proud to pass the Award to Sally Weeks, a lifelong friend of Rachel’s – whose hard work and 

RACH-Spirit-Awarddedication to the Tournament and Rachel’s memory was well deserved. 

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Thanks For Remembering Rachel Higgins