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Rotary Club Of Comox Valley And Habitat For Humanity Teaming Up On Charity Softball Tournament

Tuesday, July 9, 2024 at 7:36 AM

By Jay Herrington

The Rotary Club of Comox Valley and Habitat for Humanity are teaming up on a charity softball tournament later this month.

BatFest aims to bring the community together for a weekend of friendly competition, exciting prizes, and fundraising for two great causes, from July 19th to July 21st.

It will take place at the Lewis Park Ball Fields in Courtenay, with proceeds from the tournament going towards Habitat for Humanity – North Island and the Rotary Club of Comox Valley’s local improvement projects, and other initiatives.

Softball teams from across the region will compete in various divisions. The festivities kick off with an inaugural “Heroes Match” on Friday, July 19th at 4:30 pm between the RCMP and Courtenay Fire Department, with Habitat families slated to throw out the first pitch.

100.7 The Raven will have a team in the field on Saturday, July 20th, to take on our friends at Jet FM in the Battle of the Airwaves.

In addition to the softball games, BatFest will offer a beer garden and concession stand open for  players and spectators, giveaways, prizes and 50/50 raffles.

Proceeds from BatFest will support the ongoing work of Habitat for Humanity in the Comox Valley, helping to provide affordable housing solutions for families in need.

The Rotary Club of Comox Valley is partnering up, reflecting their shared commitment to community service and development.

Angela Zumbo, Rotary chair of the BatFest Committee, says the tournament is a wonderful opportunity for the community to come together, have fun, and support two great nonprofits that make a significant impact on the lives of local families.

For more information, visit BatFest.

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