Labour Day Weekend will be spent on the Fulford ball fields for many islanders and visitors again this year, as players and fans come out for the 14th Annual Tony Head Memorial Slo-Pitch Tournament.
The annual charity event will see teams from Galiano, Victoria and Penelakut Island playing against Salt Spring teams from Saturday, Sept. 2 to Monday, Sept. 4. Entry fees and concessions sales are donated to community initiatives. With over $1,100 raised last year, Head’s family is pleased to designate The Full Cupboard as the event’s charity of choice once again for 2017.
Head was born and raised a fisherman, practised in the building trades, was a lieutenant in the Salt Spring Fire Department and died in a boating accident while fishing on Aug.13, 2002. The annual memorial tournament is coordinated by Tony’s daughter Danielle Head.
This year the family is also establishing a Tony Head Memorial Scholarship with funds raised through T-shirt and raffle sales. The scholarship will be awarded to an individual who goes above and beyond to serve their community and places the community‘s needs above their own.
Visit www.tonyheadmemorial.com for game schedules and more information.