Friday, June 11, 2010

Softball tourney planned to help young family

June 18-20 at Lions Park in Hailey


Young parents Jamie Stone and Carry Livingston of the Wood River Valley suffered a heartbreaking loss May 18 when 3-month-old daughter Wyett Jacquelyn Livingston died peacefully from sudden infant death syndrome.

Stone, who went on to play at College of Southern Idaho, was one of Wood River High School's best softball players. The valley's softball community has gotten together and planned a memorial fundraising tournament in memory of Wyett.

The Wyett Livingston/Stone Memorial Fundraiser one-pitch tourney is planned for Friday through Sunday, June 18-20 at Lions Park in Hailey. Players in the Hailey Coed Softball League, headed by Kenny Nelson and Mike Beall, are coordinating the three-day Father's Day weekend tournament.

A maximum of 17 teams will be accepted, for a fee of $175 per team. It is a double elimination tournament where your own pitcher serves up the offerings to your own team—and you must hit the first pitch regardless of its location (although one foul ball is permitted).

The signup and entry fee deadline is Wednesday, June 16. Contact Beall at 720-6842.

If for some reason you can't participate in the tournament, donations can be made to the Wyett Livingston Memorial Fund, care of her grandmother Jolene Stone, at Pioneer Federal Credit Union, Hailey.




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